Thursday, September 24, 2009


I have to write about Victoria's intense dislike of bugs. This may border on hatred or paranoia!

The other night, I read the book "Hush Little Baby" to her. It has pictures of lightning bugs and crickets. I would read the words (sing, really, but oh, well) and she would point at the bug and say "EWW!" There was even a picture with a quilt that portrayed all the things in the book. I didn't understand what was "EWW" in the quilt picture until I realized there were pictures of these bugs on the quilt. That's when I thought, "Maybe she doesn't like bugs. OK."

But yesterday was the clencher. There was a fly in the car. We had to drive less than 15 minutes to the thrift store from the grocery store. No big deal, right. WRONG!

At first, I hear a little "eww"! and look in the mirror. She looks a little annoyed. I don't know what's wrong. I'm driving.

Then, she starts shaking her head and getting louder. "EWW!"

Now, she is waving both hands in the air and starting to get really upset.

But the time we get to the store, she is in hysterics, screaming "EEEEEWWWWWWWW!!!" and crying like she is dying.

About five minutes from the store, I get a clue and figure out that a fly is on her. It wants her cookie. I try to comfort her, but can't stop laughing long enough to really soothe her. I have never seen a child so relieved to get out of the car!

So, for the love of Victoria, we will be avoiding all bugs and bug places for a while. I think this experience was quite traumatizing!!!

Can we all say, "EEWWWWWW!"? : )