All Things Reptile

May 28, 2014

Its absolutely fair to say I am not a fan of anything reptile, lizard or snake related. I didn’t grow up in a country where creatures from the slithering family existed, well, outside of the earthworm of course. But really, our biggest threat from natures crawling world, had to be the ant, with its nasty non-discrimative bite that left you sore, itchy and irritated for days. But as a mother I’m trying really hard not to let my likes, dislikes and fears influence any opportunities for discovery my children may have. So when Keane’s new friend Emma popped over with some funky looking lizard and iguana thing for him to play with and explore, I did my best not to squeal like the girl that I am and jump up on highest surface available. No, I got down on the ground and spoke in a very positive and encouraging manner so as not to influence Keane’s curiosity one way or the other.

Now I know Emma shared with us exactly what each creature was, but honestly I wasn’t really listening cos I was so busy fighting the urge to run away while also trying to gauge the launch range and face eating potential of this iguana dragon thing.

Keane on the other hand was straight in with the poking and touching.

The fearless Emma.

Now this guy peaked my curiosity for some reason, and yes, he felt as squishy and velvety as he looks.

Getting down on his level.

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