Go (Away) Cards!

March 13, 2008 at 8:37 pm 5 comments

I don’t really like birds. In cages or in trees they’re fine. The songs they’ve been singing yesterday remind me that Spring is almost here, but other than that you can keep them.

So the other day I was cleaning up around the house and went in the garage to throw something away. I had left the garage door open, so I closed it. A while later I had to go back to the garage to throw something else away (don’t worry, we do have indoor trash cans). I heard a bird chirping in the rafters. I thought to myself, “oh, a bird must have flown in earlier and got trapped when I closed the garage door.” So I opened it again.

Well, the garage door freaked out the bird (which was a red cardinal) and it made a b-line right for my head through the house door that I left ajar. I watched as it flew upstairs. “Holy crap, there’s a bird in the house.” I could see it flying from room to room. I thought, “there is no way in H E double hockey sticks I’m going up there.” The kids thought it was awesome. They all went up there to freak it out some more.

I got brave and went up to open all the windows, except in Nathan’s room where it was. I peered into his room and saw it fly into the window pass out and try again.

Finally I called Ricardo and said, “THERE’S A BIRD IN THE HOUSE. YOU HAVE TO COME HOME AND HELP ME!” Luckily he had some free time, so he came home and shushed it out the window. Ugh.

While I don’t love birds, I wouldn’t take my hatred as far as Big Binder has with butterflies!

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Deanna  |  March 13, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    We had a cardinal in the house one Christmas. The whole time I’m freaking out that it’s going to poop everywhere, and Ken is taking pictures–on the cupboard door, on the 409 bottle, in the Christmas tree. He finally catches it and stands in the dining room, shouting, “Take my picture!”

    What would we do without the men in our lives?

    Ken hates butterflies too, and Paco talks about smacking them when we walk through the butterfly house.

  • 2. Jen@BigBinder  |  March 13, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    Close call with the indoor bird poop. I think they go about every 10 minutes. The ones that live in the tree by where I park my car do, anyway.

  • 3. Char  |  March 13, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    I bet ya next time you’re just going to leave the trapped bird in the garage – 🙂

  • 4. thediaperdiaries  |  March 14, 2008 at 2:38 am

    how quaint. A cardinal flies into your St. Louis house. It would have been really funny if you would have clubbed it with a baseball bat. You can’t tell from my comment, but I actually like birds. Although not in my house.

  • 5. goodideamomma  |  March 14, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    Happy Spring! I have a Canadian Goose that has been waking me up every morning staking out her nesting grounds in the back yard for about a week now. I only have about 1-2 more months of that fun and then I get to deal with all the goose poop all over the place. Good Times!


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