Friday, October 8, 2010
Most moms are cooler. This was abundantly clear in the last 24 hours. I took the boys to visit some friends who've moved away. It was awesome. Their new house is vast. A mid century rambling rancher with a daylight basement on a big hillside lot: holes to dig, rocks to climb, ice cream bars in the freezer, big views of mountains and sky. Plus they have reptiles--a snake and a turtle. AND a baby tarantula. My sons kept acting uncharacteristically affectionate, coming up and slinging an arm around my neck--then laughing their heads off when I screamed upon seeing the snake peeking out of a sleeve. I am deeply grateful that neither had much interest in the tarantula.