Sunday, April 26, 2009
GET IT OFF OF ME!!!
So, it's a tick. Just a tiny little bug. Doesn't it look small and defenseless? Really, nothing to freak out over.
Really, just looking at one in a picture... no problem. Wait until you are getting ready for a shower and you discover one on your ARM... ATTACHED AND GETTING READY to FEAST. I may have screamed. Ahem.
I have my husband to thank for this. He took the boys fishing and found a nest of ticks. Matt (age 7) was horrified, even though none of these things actually attached to him.
I was the only lucky one that had one actually attached... and I DID'T GO FISHING!
How is it POSSIBLE that with FOUR LARGE HAIRY DOGS roaming around, the tick would find ME? Rest assured, all dogs will be bathed today and will receive tick meds! ICK ICK!
What is it about knowing you had a tick YESTERDAY that makes you ITCH everywhere TODAY?
In case you can't tell, as often as I've hiked in the woods, built forts, etc, this is only the SECOND TICK I've ever had and the FIRST that ever ATTACHED. EWWW!
Matt just walked up behind me and in a rather devilish voice said, "TICKS ARE EVIL." He's so funny. He didn't even know what I was typing. He was just still responding to the trauma of finding himself in a nest of them yesterday.
So you can live my pain (because I'm thoughtful that way)...