Thursday, June 21, 2007

Terrorists in my Household

We've gladly shared our home with spiders, snakes, crickets, june bugs, mice etc..Okay I did put out a trap for the mouse because sharing can only go so far. (it was sharing its droppings with us- not cool

We have been under siege, attacked in our own home. I'm talkin bout scorpians. We've had a few of them off and on for the last couple of years; I smashed them; didn't think about it too much. but now they are infiltrating the very heart of our home : First casualty; Polka Dot, family dog, scorpian stung him on the rear paw. He limpled for two days.

Second(near miss); Lean, beloved daaughter. This A.M. after putting on her swim suit she told me there was a prickle on her swim suit and would I check for it. I patted suit down, did not feel a prickle. Then I see a scorpian on her chest. I yell "put your arms up!" and swat it off her. Then I slap it with a shoe a few times- nothing...it keeps coming for me so I smash it down into the carpet with shoe- still coming I smash and squash it relentlessly, just in case its a "jason" like critter, until dead. I'm guessing it just pinched her a little bit with its front pinchers. How it missed stinging I don't Know.

So after all this is over Lean says in a totally matter o fact voice " let's put it in the spider web on the mailbox,,which we did.

Moral: if a terrorist threatens you or yours smash it repeatedly anhd then feed it to a spider.

Look at what Sarah taught me to do

9 comments:

B said...

Wow, so glad your little girl didn't get stung, but poor puppy! I have a friend who's daughter lives in Texas and she said the same thing about being infiltrated with scorpions, and snakes and various other critters. I came to the conclusion a long time ago that there is no house in the world big enough for me to co-exist with creepy, crawly critters! Keep doing your part to fight the war on terrorism! :-)

Sarah and Jack said...

It worked! It worked! Awesome. Now let's fix your picture problem!

mom2princess said...

Yikes! How scary! I am glad that your little girl is ok!

Millie said...

Why scorpions were invented, I will never know. I think they're a big practical joke. HA!!! How funny is that!!!

Seriously, I'm glad your little girl wasn't hurt.

Sarah B. B. said...

As we say in this part of the South, bless her heart! I had a similar experience as a small girl in Texas, and my dad also went a little nutso boffo on the scorpion. Being a Chicago boy, we did NOT feed it to a spider. Your method was much more eco-friendly. :) Thanks for stopping by my blog - yours is cracking me up!

Cheryl said...

Put it in the spiders web.... so funny!

Lucy said...

Oh my goodness--I would have freaked out seeing a scorpion on my child!!! I'm glad your lil one didn't get stung!!

Heidi said...

I'm with Millie, I wonder what purpose they serve on this earth? I am more scared of scorpions than just about anything--I would have peed my pants if I saw one on my child! Yikes. I had one in my apartment once when I lived in Texas--I sucked it up with the vacuum cleaner and then spent the rest of a sleepless night wondering if scorpions are pack animals and if his buddies were waiting to ambush me in my bed. Ack.

Rebecca said...

hello - I found your blog through Jennifer B's.

Scorpions sound terrifying...aren't they deadly??