It’s amazing the conversations that take place in our family. Sometimes, the group texts are even funnier! Someone will send out a message and 68 messages later we can’t stop laughing! It’s crazy. There’s also the weird things that happen in our family that cause us to send out messages like the one below:
Me: “Are you removing the cardboard from the toilet paper? Someone keeps taking them out of the roll in the downstairs and boys bathroom?”
Response:” How is that even possible?”
Me: “You got me!”
Response:” Ha ha ha so no. :)”
It’s rather inconvenient when the group messages start while I am at work. Especially when I am in a meeting and my phone won’t stop…and I happen to glance down…and then burst out into laughter before I can stop myself.
Other times…it’s just a little scary.
Like a couple of weeks ago when my husband sent out, “Has anyone seen the snake?”
Responses are immediate with shock and laughter.
You see, it’s not uncommon for these types of conversations…”Why is there a frozen snake in my freezer?” or”Mom! Who put the lizard in the freezer and why is his head split open?” are not strange questions in my house.
It’s not uncommon for one of my kids to start a conversation with, “So mom…what would you say if…..” and I know it would shock others, but…that’s just the way the Vivas’s roll.
Sometimes I feel like our family should come with warning label, “Warning…you are now entering the Vivas Zone…”
So, when asked if we had seen the snake….we giggled.
Then, we realized the snake was really missing…and we were immediately concerned.
Not because we were afraid of the snake; he’s been with us for several years. We were concerned because we knew how much it meant to the Talented One and how heartbroken he must be. So, we searched and searched. And friends felt bad but remarked how they were not coming over until the snake was found.
And we weren’t sure when we would find him because he’d just been fed.
The last time our other snake got lose (someone forgot to close the lid), was found quickly…because he decided to take a nap with the Talented One. 😯
Anyway, a week went by. No snake.
And another week.
And then, this morning, excitement in the air. As the Smart One told it, he was sound asleep in La La Land when the Talented One started turning on all the lights. At first he wasn’t happy, then he realized the snake had been found! Turns out he was thirsty and needed some water.
Friends, you’ll be happy to know you can come over again…the snake is happily locked in his cage.
And don’t worry, I think someone knows that someone better not ever ever touch the snake again.
You know…all in the life of a Vivas!