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10 June 2011

Friday Evening with the Family.

Surprise, surprise.  Ronnie unexpectedly got the night off of work.  This never happens.  He's usually working over instead.  So, what to do on a nice Friday evening at home?  The initial plan was a nice dinner and some ice cream on the porch, but then opportunity struck.  Actually, it crossed the road to our garage.
That's right.  A 5 foot black snake.  The boys were all about that.  Ronnie proceeded to  tell them about snakes - poisonous vs. non poisonous, and show them the parts of a snake.  Their favorite snake anatomy fact:
Snakes also have "bum bums".  I mistakenly told them the correct anatomical term.  What was I thinking?

We left the dead snake on a big sheet of cardboard on the back deck while we had dinner.  The boys & I were all a little freaked out that the snakes nervous system took so long to stop moving.

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Once the movement stopped, we were back outside for an impromptu science lesson.  Thank goodness Ronnie was there for this.  I have dissected my fair share of critters back in A&P classes, but I hate snakes. 
As I said before, the boys, especially Josiah, were fascinated at the thought of snake body functions. 
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This is what homeschoolers do, right?

So, what did you do tonight?
Charli

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