This happened last week.
Husband kept talking about a little bird that was frequenting our bird feeder. I paid no mind to him, really. He's always talking about the different varieties of birds that he sees outside our bedroom window feeding. Still, every day I must hear about Itty-Bitty, the tiny bird that he had never seen there before.
I had just gotten out of the shower and was in the bedroom to get ready for my day and outside the bedroom window, sat perched quietly eating of the birdseed, was the little bird he'd been talking about!
It was really cute. So, I gingerly picked up my phone to get a shot.
I drew in just a little closer for another shot. Success!
The closer I was able to get, the more excited I got.
This little bird was adorable, and it was posing so nicely. After (I kid you not!) 20 different shots, each one a little closer, I felt really intelligent when I recognized this bird as being a baby owl.
24 shots in, and I was right on top of the thing and still, it posed!
That's when Husband walked into the room and I gushed... "I see the little bird you were talking about and I got tons of pictures! It's almost posing for the camera, and I'm pretty sure it's a baby owl!" I'll bet he'd never gotten such good shots of Baby Owl! "Look! There it is!" Baby Owl still sat, motionless.
It wasn't meant for a practical joke or anything like that, he had put the fake bird there for decoration. But!!! The fact that it fooled me so impeccably gave him great satisfaction.
There's no fool like an old fool.
I can't think of a better day to share this story than today.