Friday, August 7, 2009

Leapin' Lizards

I love the movie, Annie. My favorite part was the song and dance that all the orphans did where they jumped across the beds. And of course, the part where Daddy Warbucks, Grace and Annie see the Rockettes.

But this post is not about the movie. Lizards, yes. Annie, no.

Ummm, I have a lizard in my house. Right now. As I type.

I just put the kids down for their naps and went into the kitchen to let the dog in. Right there just as I was about to step over it, is a black and green lizard. My heart jumped into my throat and started beating out of control.

What do I do?

I quickly went into my closet for a shoe box. I remember my mother capturing a lizard in a shoe box one time. Slowly, I came from behind and successfully covered the lizard. As I'm bent down over it, I think to myself, "Now what?"

I looked over to the kiddie table and noticed a book - JA's Disney princess book, the size of an Encyclopedia Brittanica. I slid the box and lizard across the kitchen floor until I could reach the book.

Currently, the lizard is taking up residence in the box with the Disney princesses as his roof. I think I'll let my macho man take over when he gets home.

Let's just hope the dog doesn't sniff out the lizard and the kids don't move the box in the meantime.


Tyanne said...

You have your own reptile zoo!!!

Wilson said...

I don't like creepy crawlies and given the heat, rain and woods behind our house..I have found a frog in my bathroom, mouse in my laundry room and huge spider in my dining room all this week. Yikes!

odomfamilyfun said...

I have found lizards in our house several times. Let's just say I HATE THEM. Caroline & Hayes on the other hand LOVE them. So it's their job to catch the lizard. They fight to see who can catch it first. 9 times out of 10 they catch the joker (how they do it I have no idea) and they set it free outside. I have to hide my secret fear and disgust of lizards in front of them...gross.

Carrie said...

I went outside to water my ferns...and as I was shutting the door behind me - I felt something under my hand. A FROG was on the doorknob and I completely touched it!!!!!! OMG. I have washed my hands 3 times in the last hour. Frogs and I really aren't getting along right now. The one that screams finally moved to the other side of the yard instead of my bedroom window. I hate creatures!