Popcorn is James' snake. According to his school papers, it is the living thing he loves the most. I noted he picked his snake over all people in his life when others were writing Mom, Dad, Grandma...etc. Popcorn the snake is 4. I don't do this every year, but one year I made a rice krispie shaped snake for her birthday and James talked about it for a year. So, starting middle has been a bit of an adjustment and James needed a little suprise for a pick-me-up. So when he came home from practice on Monday Hannah asked why there were brownies. When I said they were Popcorn's birthday brownies. James smiled the biggest smile. Worth it. He really does love his snake. I don't. I don't like snakes, but I sure love that smile.