Everybody but Dax had just gotten back from our walk on the beach (Dax didn’t want to go). Kieran, Asher, and I decided to make up a game with the rocks we had just collected at the beach. We were all brainstorming when Kieran said, ” Hide ‘n’ Go Rock”. Asher and I didn’t get it. So Kieran explained: ” 2 people hide 5 rocks and 1 finds them.” I replied, “Oh, hotter and colder.” “Yeah,” he said. So we started to play.
We had already played one round during which Asher had very determinedly looked for the rocks for 20 minutes. We were 4 rocks into Kieran’s round, which took only 5 minutes, when Dax yelled, “AH!!! There’s a bird in the bathroom!!!” I thought, “Hey, that sounds cool,” so I ran to the bathroom and the littles followed. There it was smashing its head against the ceiling. I ran downstairs to get Mom and Dad. When I got down, I was startled when I looked in the living room and saw another bird ramming its head against the window. “In the kitchen more, In the kitchen four!” Not really, there were three, but it’s always fun to quote one of my favorite books from when I was younger, Wacky Wednesday. But where were Mom and Dad? Kieran ran outside and yelled, “Mom, Dad, it’s a miracle! There’s birds in the house!” But there was no response. Turns out that they went up to the upper yard, and when mom went out first, she told dad to tell us that they were up there. But he didn’t. He did leave all the doors open so they could hear us. So all the kids were running amuck looking for mom and dad and dodging birds, when they’re just up in the sun reading scriptures, listening to the yelling, and packing up the towels that they were laying on. Finally, they walk in the door and see kids and birds flying and running everywhere. As you can see in the movie, it was chaos! In all there were 3 different kinds of birds, 2 of each type. The butcher birds, which looked cute, were really evil. They were attacking the ugly vulture-like ones and chased them into the house. Even after Dad got the butcher birds outside, they stood on the windowsills so they could keep an eye on their victims who were still inside. The vultures were so scared they deposited goodies through their hindquarters all over our house.
Well, that’s it for this week. This has been another post by McKane Andrus. See ya, mate!