“Sweet! I love snakes!”
So, amateur and all that as this video is, it’s pretty awesome. My favorite part is almost all of it, from the expression on my son’s face at 0:47 and his helpful ‘hissing’ to soundtrack the animal (at about 1:00) to the respect and awe and love infusing his being at every moment of this encounter (“Beauty!”) and even the way he pronounces, “Snake” (1:11, other places), with each vowel and consonant receiving its loving due. Not to mention my husband’s voice, just every inflection in how Ralph is talking to Nels and his tenderness while following her with the camera knowing (correctly) how much Nels will appreciate having the small reptile on film.
“I got surprised when I saw that!”
Love it! I wish my husband was so chill about snakes. He’s of the scream-and-run-away type and I’m going to be so sad if he teaches our kids to be scared of nature in that way. Thanks for sharing!
that was so sweet – thanks for letting us share in their awesome discovery!
Sadly my daughter who loved all animals has “learned” spider fear (she learned it her year at school where lots of girls did the spider-fear thing). But, whatever. I am afraid of spiders too but I try to mask this around kids. Or anyone really. No one has to know that I want to throw up and curl into a ball when I see an arachnid. It’s like my little Coward-Secret.