4 years, 4 months.
I would like to believe that at our church, everyone is welcome. That definitely was the case last Sunday when you brought Snakey to church.
You kept him in a blue bag you had received from having your 4th birthday party at Bricks 4 Kidz. Mommy carried you… and you carried Snakey.
I caught several people cracking smiles as they saw you in the hall with Snakey. It’s just not what most people were expecting at 8:00 AM on Sunday morning.
Everyone was pleasantly surprised to see your new reptile friend, as snakes typically don’t make an appearance at our church.
What made it great was how proud you were to introduce Snakey to everyone as we made our way through our shopping mall-sized church.
Of course, Snakey had to stay up on the shelf during the School School lesson, during which you made a craft about a camel passing through the eye of a needle.
As much as you love Snakey, you told Mommy in the car ride home from church that you wouldn’t want a real snake for a pet.
However, you offered up a reasonable alternative…
“Mommy, I could get a pet vulture. But we would have to let him out of the house during the day so he could fly around to find his own food.”
Ultimately, the only concern with keeping a vulture for a pet is apparently feeding it. But you also stated you wouldn’t want to keep your pet vulture in your room.
This might be a bit problematic if we are to consider getting you a pet vulture.
I think Snakey is a better pet though. You already explained to us that Snakey is a vegetarian snake. That makes him a lot easier to feed and a lot less trouble than a vulture you have to let out every day.