Wednesday, June 13, 2012

I Freakin' Hate Bugs

So I just got finished reading my buddy Scope's post about spiders, and it got me to thinking about bugs and how much I hate them.

Sorry bugs, I hate you. All of you.

Then I got to thinking about Frack and about how my baby boy is leaving in 5 short days to travel to Uganda on a three and a half week mission. Going on a mission to help build a school in an impoverished country is a great opportunity for Frack. He will be seeing and doing things that most kids his age may never get the chance to do and learning important survival and life skills.

But they cautioned us about the bugs.

Mainly the mosquitoes, and in Uganda they carry diseases like Malaria. Frack has gotten all of the necessary shots for his trip abroad, but I'm SUPER paranoid about the mosquitoes. The kids have already start taking anti-malaria medications now, and will continue during their entire three and a half weeks there, then for a week after they return home. You have to know it's a concern when the packing list and itineraries all require a treated mosquito net for sleeping,  I started talking to all the other moms and we all decided that if we can treat the mosquito net for sleeping, then we can treat the clothes for wearing. And the sleeping bags, and their shoes and clothes and their back packs and whatever else is accompanying them on their journey. I just decided to treat the shit out of everything.

Cuz I freakin' hate bugs. And I especially hate mosquitoes. In Uganda.

Now don't get me wrong, I don't hate Uganda. Uganda was voted one of the best places to travel to in 2012, and I couldn't be happier that my son will get to experience this beautiful country on an exhibition, I just hate the Ugandan mosquitoes and bugs. And then there is a long laundry list of other things I am worried about. Of course the helicopter mom is worried about everything but despite my worries, I recognize that it's time for Frack to spread his 16 year-old wings and fly.

I just don't want him flying around with the bugs that carry disease.


the walking man said...

Try living 10 feet away from a fannie mae house infested with so many damn cockroaches that 14 bug bombs still haven't killed them all.

Vigilance is the only thing saving us from that shit now vigilance and $100 dollars worth of roach spray and boric acid.

MarkD60 said...

In Hawaii, I had a car that had cockroaches. Open the door at night and see them scatter. I bombed the car and killed hundreds. Finally got rid of them though.
I don't hats all bugs. Cockroaches, mosquitoes and houseflies.

Dr Zibbs said...

What about butterflys?

Anonymous said...

Even DEEPER Canday.

Cora said...

There's no way I could sleep if I could hear mosquitoes buzzing around me, net or no net.


Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

I really don't mind the bugs in Uganda because they're all the way in Uganda.

Scope said...

Sorry for stirring up your rationally grounded parental concern.

The other day I killed another fly in the house. It landed on some trim work, and I grabbed my workout shorts and, like Indiana Jones, SNAP! it was nothing but a bloody streak on the white trim.

the walking man said...

That's why they call him SCOPE: Shorts sharpshooter!