Friday, October 31, 2008

In which I explain the previously mentioned wasp incident

We have a post on the porch that wasps have collected on several times.

Today they were back again, so I went and got the wasp spray - a job always done by Greg before.

And I've always given him a hard time for using so much.


So.... I sprayed a few little squirts and the pack of 5? 8? separated and flew away.

I backed off and watched.

Then I felt something wet against my side - under my arm.

A wet wasp.

So, naturally, I shooed it away.

And it headed straight for a group of kiddos: Dale, Alan, and the 2 little girls they were playing with.

It flew right between them.

I've never chased a wasp before.

It had to have been dying though, because it went past them and landed under the big dog close by.

I'm lukcy that dog isn't skittish, because I jumped at it and stomped under it (it was standing) and squished the wasp.

And then....

the wasps were still circling and mad.

I went back toward the house.

And then I heard Dale screaming


and he had one up by his collar bone.

So I went at Dale and hit the wasp off of him. And boldly too. Not in a girly / scaredy way.

Because I only had one shot to get it right.

It hit the ground and I squished it too.

I didn't feel like much of a hero though, since I caused the whole thing and all.

In fact, I felt a little sheepish.

I think I'll leave the wasp extermination to Greg in the future.
(and not say ONE WORD about how much spray he uses!)


Simple Journeys said...

It's still funny, no matter if I've heard it before! HA!! Just wish I could have been a fly on the wall, but definitely NOT a wasp on the post!! There is a vicious woman guarding that post!

Kristin said...

You are a hero in my eyes. ;)
I remember that time you got stung by a wasp at the Possum Hut.

momtofivekids said...

I read your comment on my HOTM video meme post today and cried. You wrote:

Seeing Christian was amazing: my husband and I sat here stunned and had to watch again - in his words, 'that was like getting a glimpse into the future'! If we could see Dale at age 8, that must be what it will be like!!

Well, when Christian was 3 he was unofficially diagnosed with PDD-NOS which is on the autistic spectrum. He didn't communicate very well, and for years he would run off from us every time we went anywhere(at home too -very scary). He had other problems as well. I had to face the fact that he may never be "normal". I used feel like I had to explain to people that he had special needs. But not anymore, God has done miracles in his life. He never runs off and he communicates very well now, he still has a few issues that we are working on, but he is doing amazingly well and I think he'll do fine as an adult. Thank you for your comment. :) I hope it's OK that I said all this. I would have sent an e-mail but I didn't see it anywhere on your blog. Blessings!

Nigel's Mom said...

There is a lesson to be learned here. Never get inbetween a Mamma and her cubs.

Overwhelmed! said...

You are brave for even trying that on your own! I'm not sure I would have. I'd leave it to my husband. :)

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Kara said...

Oh, I really dislike those wasps. We keep getting them around here and they always land on Little One. You did a good job defending the homestead:)