please back away from this post. This includes you Dad. I don’t want to be responsible for nightmares.
It all started out as some simple harmless fun. We had stopped at CLAD’s house to pick up Joni for dinner. When we walked up the front walk we were greeted by the cutest little ribbon snake in the whole world!! Avery wanted to hold him so I scooped him up and we went inside. I love snakes. Jenn on the other hand hates them. I hate spiders, Jenn hates snakes. Its okay.
I asked Lyz to close her eyes and then showed Jack (I’ll explain his name later…) to her. She may have squealed a little. Then I let Avery hold him. He wiggled and jiggled and squiggled in her hands. I took him back and he bit me. His little tiny mouth tried so hard to eat my whole finger.
We decided to bring him home to our neighbor Mike…he likes outdoor animals. We wrapped him up in a tupperware container with a saran wrap and rubberband lid. We put him in the backseat of my car and headed off to dinner.
You know where this is going right??
We got back in the car to leave. We pulled onto the highway and Jenn said “Hey…check on the snake!” I reached behind Jenn’s seat where Jack was on the floor. I looked at the container….no Jack. “He’s fine” I replied. Apparently my voice was a giveaway. Jenn screamed “WHERE IS THE SNAKE”. I busted into hysterical laughter. We had been heading home…instead we stopped at CLAD’s to rip apart my car.
We tore everything out. All the blankets, the coats, my purse was dumped…everything ripped apart. We took off all the upholstery we could. The floor mats. In the doors. EVERYTHING. Lyz didn’t help any. “What if he was a she and she was pregnant and has left little baby snakies all over the car. Poor Jenn. Lyz was armed with Jenn’s softball bat.
After searching for at least a half hour, we quit. Chris left to go to his softball game and Jenn and I started putting the car back together. Avery thought it was a blast. We got everything together, hugged each other goodbye and hopped in the car. I reached over to put my seatbelt on. It was then that I heard Jenn say, in the calmest voice ever…”Heidi. I found the snake.” I looked to where she was staring and saw nothing. I started to ask where when POP
Out of the heater vents pops Jack (as in Jack in the Box). I SCREAMED. Me, who let the snake bite my hand, was freaked out by a snake sticking his cute little head out of my heater vents. I was out of that car with Lyz and Avery running towards me so fast.
Jenn on the other hand was frozen. She couldn’t get out of the car. She wasn’t breathing. She wasn’t moving a muscle. She whispered “Heidi. Get him.” When she finally got out of the car I started to reach for him. Joni had heard the screaming and came running out of the house with Delaney in her arms…where, where is he?!?!?!
Oh My Goodness the laughing. My head hurts so bad from the laughing. I wish we could have been part of a reality tv show so that this could all be on video. I’m certain that reading this story is not even 1/1,000,000th as funny as it was as it happened. I mean honestly…who does this happen to? Who has a snake get loose in their car, only to have it hop out of the air vents?
Poor Jenn is traumatized. The whole way home she just kept saying “Oh my god” or giggling out of no where.
I wanted to get a good picture of him. So when we got home I asked Jenn if she would take the picture. She didn’t want me to let him out of the new container we put him in (Pyrex with a very tight fitting lid.) I said fine, I’ll hold him, you take the picture. Only, he escaped the dish before I could pick him up.
Wanna know the sad part? Mike’s girlfriend wouldn’t let him keep Jack. So we went through all of this, just to set him free anyway!!