I really dislike bats. Like a lot. I talk about it over at Mom Spark but I’ll give you the skinny up in here, too. Back in the day my Momma and I would walk around the neighborhood. I didn’t mind walking in the morning but I HATED walking in the evening. Why? Freaking BATS!
You may not be concerned with bats but I am. And watching them fly around the air above me and dive down at my head royally freaked me out. I would hop around and shriek and do that thing where you’re almost in tears but kind of too hysterical to cry the right way. But I’m a dutiful daughter so I’d walk with my Momma even if the entire neighborhood thought I was an idiot.
It turns out I’m hardly the only one in the family that aren’t keen on the creepy flying things. My nephews didn’t believe that there were bats and so I took them on an evening walk. To be honest I was terribly nervous and really didn’t want to do it, but I like giving others a hard time enough that my nerves were steeled. The moment we stepped off of the driveway and onto the street, a bat swooped right down at our heads.
The little one shrieked and began running back to the house, but I had predicted something going down and had a hold of his shirt. “Come on now, they’re just little bitty bats, right?” I taunted with the words he had thrown at me earlier in the day when learning of my fear.
So the three of us walked with our arms linked together all the way down to the stop sign, looking up and screaming and ducking whenever the bats decided to swoop in on us. And once we reached the stop sign, it was every man for himself as we ran back to the house.
In honor of our freaky as all get out bat walk I made a fun little mobile or chandelier for Halloween. It’s cheap, it’s easy and it’s creepy without being bloody or gory or nasty. So head on over to Mom Spark to learn how to make your own DIY paper bat chandelier. And just a heads up, kick the cat out of the room BEFORE you tackle this one or you’ll have some big problems on your hands guaranteed!