When Emme got up from her nap, I thought it would be a fun activity to plant some herbs in the backyard. We got the whole crew rounded up, Grammy, Emme + the pup, and headed outside. I decided to pop up the patio umbrella for some shade and no sooner than I had started raising the umbrella I saw two beady little eyes staring back at me. These eyes were surrounded by very, very pale skin and were staring.me.down. Seriously, the eyes were crazy.
I immediately backed away and told my mom what was going on. I told her it looked like an albino toad or something, but we couldn't see anything but those two beady little eyes. She begged me to poke it with something to see if it moved, but I refused. Sorry, not in my job description. So, I begged her to poke it instead. She also refused and proudly declared that she was sure it was a snake. We were at an impasse, one of us thinking toad and the other sure it was a snake, so we loaded Emme up and went back inside to wait until Carlton could come home to deal with either scenario. Not being one to have much patience, though, I decided I would text him in the meantime and try to persuade him to come home early to poke it for us. Lame? Yes, but whatever.
After one little poke, our hero announced that it was indeed....an albino toad!
I was right all along! :) Not that I was going to poke it or anything to find out. Anyway, after some awkward conversation about our snake turned toad, we thanked Mr. Previous Homeowner for his services and got back to planting some herbs. Disaster adverted; no thanks to my hubby that clearly didn't find it to be a pressing situation. Hmph!
Later in the afternoon, we also got a good laugh from the way Grammy put on Emme's sandals. Notice anything wrong with this picture? Ahh, we need help!