October 26, 2009

You know, I've never seen that before...

I mean, I've seen the Windex commercials were it shows birds slamming into the sliding glass door because its so spotless. But its not something I had ever personally witnessed.

Yesterday, I had just finished my first lesson as the new fourth Sunday Relief Society instructor. We gathered up the kids and our many church bags full of diaper, bottles, books, and teaching material, as we did our best to heard our crazy crew out to the car.

I dropped all the bags in a big heap in the car and turned back to find Joseph pouting by the church doors. Going back to get him, I teased him and chased him around a bit tyring to get him to go to the car on his own. (NOT an easy feat in 5 inch heels I might add)

Suddenly and without any warning, a swarm of birds dove right in front of me and pitched it high to try and make it above the church. It happened so fast I barely had time to flinch.

With a loud WACK I turned to find a little bird laying on the ground in front of the church doors. It took me by such surprise that I just stood there for a minute dumbfounded as the little birds eyes flew open and shut and its breathing was forced and shallow.

I really didn't know what to do. I didn't want to just leave it there but I obviously wasn't about to take it to a vet or home with me. Luke told me to just move it to the bushes but I was terrified to touch it.

What if it suddenly jumped up and bit me or pecked at me or something? But I finally gathered the courage. It didn't move at all as I moved it off to the side over to the bushes. With nothing else to do, we went home.

Luke was convinced it was a conspiracy, perhaps fowl play. (hahaha get it)

Kind of reminds me of a time as a young kid when I found an almost dead bird and begged my dad to give it a blessing and restore it to good health. LOL! Well, he wouldn't and I buried it in a shoes box in out backyard.

But it was first time experiencing the whole bird hitting the window thing. Have you ever seen something like that before? It was a little Alfred Hitchcock-ish.

Kind of reminds me of the time my dad came home from work with a dead bird stuck in his front car light....

6 super cool people speak:

Valerie said...

We have a very large arch-shaped window in our family room with no drapes to cover it. Birds have been tricked into thinking it's an opening and we've had to remove several dead birds after they crashed into it. Sad! I finally bought drapes, but don't have a ladder tall enough to hang it yet. One of these days...

Jess said...

LOLOLOL!!!

Heidi said...

Two things came to mind when I read this. 1) That's hilarious. I've seen people run into windows and doors, but I don't remember birds. 2) They make shoes over 4 inches tall!?!? Owwww!

Kira said...

We had a bird hit the glass balcony door last year. It was stunned. We picked it up and I let the kids touch it. I wore gloves though. After 30 minutes, it shocked us and flitted to the screen. It recovered. Poor birds. I hope that little bird made it through.

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

Valerie: Wow! So that really does happen? Crazy.

Heidi: 5 inches are the tallest heels I own but they have and inch of platform on them. I get close to 6 feet tall when I wear them! Good thing Luke is taller than that! The tallest heels I've ever seen for sale are 8 inches. Of course, they have a couple inches of platform on the bottom and look like they are generally only worn by... certain kinds of women... (cough) if you know what I mean.

Kira: Oh yea! I'm glad it was okay. When we got home I scrubbed my hands with a whole lot of hand sanitizer!

Garvin Smith said...

Why do you have such short heels? Out of style?

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