Bugs 'R' US
Julia was sick today, but Liam wasn't, so I piled them both in the car and took him to school and then her to the store to buy an orange and some chicken noodle soup. On the way back home from the store Julia started screaming bloody murder. I have never heard her scream like that, ever, so I instantly pulled over to see what was going on. I thought maybe she had a spider on her; maybe it had bitten her. I turned around and she points to my seat. Right there, just a few inches from my arm, sat a HUGE praying mantis.
I dump out the food stuff and use the plastic bag as a glove to capture the thing and then threw it out the window (just the mantis-I ain't a litterer). Then I watched as it landed to the pavement and sort of shook out its long alien legs, then it turned his animatronic freak head to look up at the car. At me.
I hate these things. How the hell did it get in my car????? Poor Julia was so upset and came home to hug Henry the dachshund real hard for comfort. I would have hugged him too but Julia has first rights sometimes.
And then, yeah there's more, about half an hour later I go to pick up a refrigerator magnet that one of the kids had left on the floor, and a black spider jumps off of it. What did I do to deserve this plethora of bug hell? Tell me, cause I'll avoid it next time.