Note to self and husband: Do not park under the tree at the northeast corner of the church parking lot.
Additional note to self and husband: Next time, if the car looks like the pictures above, one of us should keep the children at a safe distance while the other moves the car to a safer space to load all the kids. (Dibs on staying with the children, by the way.)
Note to dry cleaner: Our apologies. Clearly, these were not healthy birds.
Note to Birds: I believe my husband is in danger of going all “Steel Magnolias” on your tail feathers, should you leave the sanctuary of the church parking lot.
And a final note, to readers (because I can’t resist): When I asked my husband if he felt “going all ‘Steel Magnolia’ ” on the birds was too feminine a reference for his intended actions (despite the guns and firecrackers involved in that scene of the film), he said, “Isn’t ‘Steel Magnolias’ a movie? The only part I’ve ever watched is the scene where Kathy Bates rams that convertible over and over again in the parking lot. I didn’t even know about the birds.” (Extra point to anyone who can name that non-Steel Magnolias movie!)
Clearly I can use whatever reference I like, as this man is in absolutely no danger of being too closely associated with chick-flicks.
These birds, on the other hand, are in more danger than they know.