Thursday, September 18, 2008

Another Scorpion Sighting!!!

Would you want these two cuties to get bit? We try to protect them every way possible, and maybe it's just me trying to come up with every excuse in the book to move back to the NW. I don't know. It is so hard to stay on track, when we've had 4 sightings in the past couple of weeks. How creep is this...I was in the laundry room sorting clothes, and I heard this weird scratching noise, and the first thing I did was look up at the vent and then thought to myself, the air isn't sounded like a tree branch scratching on a window. Then, as I'm standing over my washer, I look directly above me and realize it is in the light, right above my head. Even now when I am writing this, I get the heebeegeebees! Then the next week after I have walked bare foot into my bathroom my husband tells me there is one in front of his dresser. Then the next day he was emptying the garbage, in the garage! Well, garage ones don't really count, but in my book they do! So, yesterday I was swiffering the living room and my kids were running from the kitchen to my daughters favorite corner, by the front window and back again, they did this about 3 times, all of us barefoot. I thought I saw something on the floor, and when I moved the chair I saw a baby one, very active! and luckily it had been a week since I had last swiffered, because it got caught up in all the dust that came flying of the swiffer, by the way, Swiffers are not made for killing scorpions! The top came flying off, I thought I broke it. So, I had to get the kids out of the room and run into the laundry room to get a shoe to smash it. Still trying to keep my barefoot kids out of harms way! So, now I am still on edgy- I wish sometimes I could drink every day! It just makes me so nervous. I have never been around anything in my whole life that can come from no where and just the wrong move- bam! I mean the worst thing I can remember growing up in the NW is the big ugly spiders from the old house we lived in. There was this dark closet right next to my bedroom door and it didn't have doors on it. I would run by that thing so fast because the stairway/hallway light would be out. I would run into my bedroom so fast to turn on the light. So, to solve the problem around my house I have been trying to talk my husband in to letting us get a cat. I'm working on him. He still seems to think I will make him clean the kitty litter box. I keep explaining to him, that the reason I didn't do it before was because I was pregnant. Things are different now!
Our little girl version Harry Potter! And her big brother that loves green right now!!!
Here are some lovely pictures of my daughter during our lately late night hangouts! Notice her PJ's...You can't miss them! Her daddy picked them out. She has a too small tee on, her brothers old PJ bottoms and her brothers socks (scorpion footwear protection). No we are not dressing her up for football, or pre Halloween costume, no she got into mommy's make up bag from my handbag and decided she knew how to put on mascara!! On her cheeks. And she spilt her apple juice twice down her shirt. Does she look sleepy to you? She kept coming up to the camera after I took a picture, because she had to see what I had taken. Then she would walk back to the cabinets and stand there until I took another picture. In the mean time, she kept spilling her apple juice on my recently mopped kitchen floor, followed by an ut,oh. Oh the joys of motherhood.

Have a great evening. I am off to bed. -T

1 comment:

Mommy Mentor said...

Oh Trisha - I feel your pain on the scorpions. We had two outside in the last week (Those DO count!) and had three sightings when we first moved in (one dead inside and two outside). Thankfully (knock on every surface available) we have not had any indoors that were alive. I had the heebiejeebies reading this...