Is summer over yet?
Don’t get me wrong, summer is awesome – playing outside, swimming in the pool, vacations, the beach, getting tan and all that rocks! This isn’t even about the crazy heat here in the South, or the kids being home and fighting like cats and dogs all the time, or anything like that.
This is about bugs.
With summer comes bugs. E-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e. They come out of hiding, reproduce, and wreak holy havoc on your lives until it gets too cold for them to stand it, then they go away. In the winter. So that’s what I want – for them to go away. And so, I want it to be winter. Like, nowkthx.
I am already tired of the black flies hovering over our food and being quicker-than-quick, sneaking in the doors before they’re closed, buzzing about my ears all the time, feasting on our meals or stalking our tables at dinnertime.
I am already tired of the mysterious bug bites that surface on my kids, the blood-curdling cries from my toddler who’s deathly afraid of “buddies”. And my poor, dear, sweet husband (sweet as in, sweet meat). He is the biggest target for mosquitoes that has ever lived!
I am super-beyond-already tired of these itty bitty ant-like bugs that come out of no where (I’m thinking termites? Sugar ants?).
We have wasps that are stalking the outside of our house, too. Gotta love being chased daily by those suckers, too.
Let’s not forget to mention, my personal favorite, spiders.
I need to rid ourselves of these things. Like, RIGHTNOW right now.
See this face? This is the “Mommy? Dere’s a buddie” face, just before she maniacally explodes when it comes closer to her.
Any suggestions on how to rid ourselves of these foes, other than bug-bombing our house, setting the state on fire, or moving to the arctic??
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