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Monday, September 8, 2008

A Full Day...

This year our homeschool coop is on Mondays. Monday mornings to be exact! We start bright and early at 8:45. Did I mention that I have at least one child that has a body clock set to sleep until 8 or 8:30? I am sure we will manage, somehow!!

Well, on top of that we have joined a coop for Tapestry of Grace. And guess when it meets? Yup, Monday afternoons. Not everyone, just some.

Now, you might think that that would be an awful set up. It is not. It does make for a long day; but, it gets both groups done on the same day and we only miss one day of school for the week.

Today is the first day that we will have both groups.

As we are getting ready to leave the house at 8:00 a.m. my 9yodd comes into the house and says that there is an opossum stuck in a trashcan in the back yard. WHAT???

I am deathly afraid of rodents. This is not good. We were still needing to go to Wal-Mart to get lunches.

I went out back to look and sure enough, there it was. It was a baby. What do I do? I WILL NOT TOUCH IT.

I called my dh and he said that I could just let the dog out and let whatever happen. He didn't really mean it, he just knew that I didn't want to do anything with it!

I decided to drag the trashcan over to the grass and knock it over and run like...well, you know what I mean.

So I did and it didn't go running. I did, however!

After I was done screaming and the girls were sure that it wasn't going to attack us, we thought of another plan.

I would take a very long object and tilt the end of the trashcan up so that it would slide out. That sounded great until I heard its nails scratching along the side of the can and dropped the stick and ran away screaming like a girl! Really.

I told the girls to call the leader of our group and tell her that we might be late due to the unforseen opossum incident.

I decided to try again with the tilting thing. This time I gutted it through the scraping nails and then when I saw him running, I turned and ran the other direction screaming. At the same time my dd was still on the phone with the group leader! She heard me screaming and asked if I was okay. They said, yes, she was just running from the opossum!!

We finally put that terrifying incident behind us and went on to the next terrifying thing on our list. Wal-Mart at 8:30 in the morning.

We ran all the way through the store and made it to the coop on time!! I was still shaking when we got there.

Here is the little guy that caused such a commotion!


Lisa said...

K so i almost wet my self as i read your story!!!! I was terrified for you and yet laughing at the same time!!!! I wish you would have video taped that!!!

momma24 said...

Yeah, well, you will just have to ask Jesus to show you the edited version when we get to Heaven!!! You know I was screaming like a girl!

Lisa said...

Yeah of course i do!!! but it would have made my day!!!

chillywilly said...

Man I wish I would have seen that. Like Lisa I almost wet myself.

Beauty said...

How funny, but a cute rodent. You need to write a book. M