My Tuesday

So you know when you have one of those days. You’re hanging out with your son and your nephew and you notice your nearly two-year-old nephew that you are taking care of has two big bites on his finger and his ear. Naturally you rush him inside certain that it happened while you were out doors, only to find that there’s a lovely queen bee sitting inside the door waiting for everyone to arrive. You freak out because bugs that sting around the 3 and under crew you are taking care of don’t mix well, but find a way to get rid of the bug with no further injuries. You clean off all the bites and try to no avail to find the bite lotion that you’ve certainly just thrown out last month noticing it had expired (a few years ago). So instead you turn your focus to food. You stand in the kitchen, open the refrigerator only to hear the outside porch door open. You think to yourself – well since the youngest has just learned to unlock the door, someone’s definitely outside. Run from the kitchen to find that when the toddler did, in fact, open the door, he also let in two wasps, one of which was GIANT! So again you immediately freak out having flashbacks from when you were stung in the middle of the head as a child in the bathroom of your aunt’s house. In order to keep the kids safe you close the bedroom door and tell them to stay in there while you aimlessly search for the bug spray that your certain is nowhere it the house/garage. As toddlers are amazing listeners, similar to adult males, you find during your search that the toddlers have left the room, one has run back outside and the other has a shoe pretending to hit the window and get the bug. You again freak out, as the wasps didn’t take well to the show banging incident and have decided to band together and stage an attack. So you shut the outside door, and send the other child back to the bedroom as you try to contain the wasps on the porch with no further injuries to anyone. At this point the wasps are taking turns flying at you, so you do what anyone would do in this situation. You run and grab the phone to call your sister to tell her you are trapped in your house and your nephew is trapped outside (I could see him the entire time) because the  bugs have collectively decided that today was the day they were going to take your house down! Fortunately you get some bug spray and some help from your relatives and eventually the 10 minute or less ordeal that felt like it lasted hours finally comes to an end. Screaming children, a pounding pulse, and an exceptionally high stress level are all that remain of the exciting events of the day. This was my Tuesday.

About laurenc129

I'm a mom. Sometimes my hands turn orange. Other times I write. On twitter: @laurenc129

Posted on March 29, 2012, in babies and bugs, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Wow! Reading your writing made me feel like I was right there screaming and running around like crazy. I love your style of telling the story.


  2. Oh, I couldn’t stand for that! I’m have such a terrible fear of wasps, hornets and bees. Glad to see everything turned out ok in the end 🙂


  3. Hi..You were on my blog and I came to see what you were up to..I’ve only read one so far ..this one but will be back..It sounds like a harrowing experience ..I ‘hate’ wasps…I was stung once also ..but even before then..and to have the little ones to worry about also would have indeed been added stress…You were very descriptive and I could imagine the scene….You are a young mother while I am a senior and yet in the blogging world it doesn’t seem to make a difference as there are always things to relate to or be interested in..Some of us who don’t have the demands of a younger family have more time to blog…but quantity isn’t what as important as quality…take care…Diane


    • Over these past few weeks, I’ve begun to notice what a strong community there is of bloggers. And the ability to relate to one another is really fantastic. I think it has the capacity to help us see the similarities we all share, despite living in very different worlds in some cases. I find it to be really nice. There was another wasp inside yesterday! Maybe I need to move! 🙂


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