Tuesday, June 19, 2012

birds.



about them birds...

I got a lot of comments about my dislike of birds via this post.

It isn't that I dislike them as animals and I don't mind them outside...I just don't want them inside my house.

Inside your house, you say? yep...I can think of at least 4 or 5 times this has happened... 

my earliest memory:

I was about 8 years old and I came home by myself from school, to find a bird had gotten into our house through the open chimney flew...I am fairly sure I locked myself in my parents room until my dad got home to fix the problem...


my most recent bird in the house event:

Last christmas. I was sitting on the couch watching watching It's a Wonderful life with the hubs and my oldest child. We started to smell gas a realized that one on the knobs on the stove had accidently been turned on...so the hubs opened the front door to air out the smell. And that's when it happened...BAM...a bird flew in the house. I immediately locked myself and Elisabeth in the hall bathroom. I very slowly peeked my head out the bathroom door...screaming to the husband..."what are you going to do?"

Since the hubs doesn't miss a beat he gave me his best Clark Griswold face and said..." I'm gonna throw a coat over it and wack it with a hammer." Don't worry folks he didn't.

Long story short hubs trapped our new birdie friend with a hamper and told me to man up and help him get it out of the house...I did...however if anyone happen to be walking outside on that cold December night...they probably would have thought I was being murdered because of my blood curdling screams.


p.s no birds were harmed during these events.

15 comments:

Rebekah Jo said...

Hahahah!! I'm so glad that my family is not the only one that emulates the Griswolds!! You're too cute!!! :-)

Katie @ minivan diva said...

We once had a bat fly into our house. I would not like a bird in my house either. Not even a pet one in a cage. I once had to housesit and they had the meanest bird ever. It has ruined my kids' chance of ever having a pet bird!

Susan Liberatore said...

That would freak me out too! I've never had that happen.

Kelly said...

stop.
real life birds of the wild in your house.
hahaha! i'm sorry i'm laughing.
i'd be scared too.

the photo...i died!

however domestic birds a.k.a. canaries have been part of my life for my whole life. my grandma raised them. now i have one. he sings so pretty. he lives outside. ha!
but i do love him.
can we still be friends?

Daisy said...

Bahahaha! No way! I think I would have died. I HATE birds! Something about all those germs they carry. Gross.

Krystal said...

i have some random bird stories too....i don't think i want them in my house either!

Mrs. Baker said...

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Adrian said...

This is hilarious! And funny, because just yesterday a crazy bird was flying around our garage and couldn't figure out how to get out through the huge opening. I mean come on, the garage door was wide open. It kept flying into the rafters and running into the one window we have. Craziness I tell you and I watched it all from my cozy living room window.

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Hahah!! You have ever right to dislike birds :) this post was pretty funny!

Katie*Belle said...

This is so funny! I love that your husband quoted Clark Griswold!

Jen said...

Too funny. Where did you get that image it is priceless!

Jennifer
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Alexa said...

Oh my God that is a hilarious story...and the image to go with it is priceless.

beth said...

HeHehe.... i've used that same picture on my blog when telling the story of my childhood parakeet. I was terrIFyed of her!!! we also lived in a house that had bats when I was a newlywed. it's lucky i'm not dead--scared to death--- literally---seriously! thanks for the laugh!!!

kayla rotola said...

haha, this is great. you responded exactly the way i would have. except i probably wouldn't have even helped in the end. i'm such a chicken.

Rambles with Reese said...

this is so funny christina...sorry to laugh at your distress. this reminds me of one of the episodes from Modern Family where a pigeon happens to get into Cam and Mitchell's house and he's locked up in Lily's room. he eventually gets out and destroys the house by trying to hit it with a tennis racket I think.

have you seen it?

xo
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