Sunday, May 6, 2007

You'll Shoot Your Eye Out!!!


OK, so there's a bird outside my new window. I love nature. I love birds. But, they've been a little too close for comfort lately.

As we were moving out of the old house, a huge mourning dove flew into our house. I screamed, Collin screamed, the dog hid in a corner. He kept wacking himself up against the big window and we just kept screaming. Then, he made a swoop through the kitchen where we were, and me and Collin hit the deck! My husband thought I was a nut! It's only a bird he said. Yea, only a bird about to attack me! Collin said that he was afraid he was going to land on his head and poop!

So, now, back to the bird outside my new window. Look, I'm a Christian, I love nature! I love all of it. God's creation...it's magnificent. However, I am still a human sinner, and this bird is really pressing his luck! He starts singing at 4:30 a.m.! My husband who can sleep through anything just keeps on sleeping. I just lay there awake. I've heard the early bird gets the worm, and I'm thinking this bird must be the fattest bird in the city then. It has reminded me of a scene in the movie Failure to Launch. I love that movie, because of the animal scenes in it. There's a story line where the girl has the same problem as me. And, she asks her boyfriend if he has a BB gun. So, he lets her borrow his "Red Rider BB Gun". You know, from the Christmas Story movie a million years ago? So, I'm laying in bed one morning, and I ask my husband if he has a BB gun. He asks...why? I say, nevermind, I'll just shoot my eye out anyway!

7 comments:

Megan said...

I can totally relate! I am having the same bird problem here lately! The first night I thought it was kind of cute, but the second night when I was curled up on the floor in front of my washing machine trying to get away from that (bleep) bird, I didn't think it was so cute! I always feel bad when I get so mad at the bird, but I'm glad to know I'm not the only one!!

Wendy said...

Adorable. I have that stuck in my head now from Christmas Sotry... "you'll shoot your eye out!"

Lori said...

Okay, you're gonna hate my advice, but here it is. Lately I've been waking up really early, like 4:45 or 5:00, to go tinkle. Cause I'm an old lady. ;)

Anyway, I have been having trouble getting back to sleep, so I finally decided to just get up and stay up. And I love it! Most of the time.

I get so much done, and I can always take a nap later if I want to.

Lori said...

Oh, and I would have been screaming my everlovin' guts out over that whole bird in the house deal.

A.K. said...

oh you can do it- get that BBgun- just kidding! that's horrible but it would be a good blog!

Janice said...

Funny post!!! We have one or two waking us up in the morning as well! My husband loves morning doves - so he would probably be upset if I did something to the birds. I don't mind them though since my kids are like morning doves - although it's more like screaming in the morning instead.

Liza's Eyeview said...

yeah..I remembe that movie (our family watches it every year on Christmas season. Don't get the BB Gun, you'll shoo your eye out - :)