Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Lions, Tigers, and Scorpions...Oh my!


I was awake at 2:00 am this morning...


No, I did not have a sick baby to console...



Karter was not having one of his insomniac fits...



And I was not comforting Kaden after a bad dream...



No, it was worse, much worse!



For as long as I can remember my worst fears and most frightening nightmares have had a common theme...bugs!

I HATE bugs and the thought of them crawling on me ranks right up there with things like having to eat brussel spouts for Thanksgiving or never getting to go to Target again!

I am sure this fear of mine all started when I was about 6. While playing outside one day a furry caterpillar crawled up my shorts and bit me on my rear of all places (to this day I like to believe that bite caused some sort of malfunction and that is why I still struggle to lose weight in that general area :).

Because of this fear I have NEVER been camping. I mean, hello, going out and sleeping in THEIR home is like just inviting them to crawl all over you. UHH the thought just makes my skin crawl!

Well...last night my worst dream came true! At around 1:45am I sat up screaming... a scorpion had just stung my finger. I made Nathan turn on the light and help me look for the thing. He gave me a hard time and really didn't believe me. So we turned off the light and tried to go back to sleep. After that I just felt like things were crawling all over me. I have one of those dramatic minds that just goes crazy....I was imagining all kinds of bugs hiding in our sheets and covers when all of a sudden Nathan screamed out. I guess when I flung the scorpion off me it landed on his side of the bed and stung his chest. We turned the light on again and searched everywhere for the little sucker. We never found him but we did not get back into our bed without a thorough search of all the sheets and blankets.

I may never sleep in peace again! I assured Nathan that if this happens again a FOR SALE sign will be making a prompt appearance in our front yard!
Anyone know how to get rid of scorpions?

7 comments:

Flo said...

ew, ew, ew,ew,ew....our Dish Satellite man killed a snake in our yard. I think we may be moving soon...haha. I'm sorry both of you got stung! That stinks! Does it hurt as bad as they say it does?

marlo.bitter said...

Oh. My. Goodness. I would have been doing the EXACT same thing you were doing! I once woke up because I could feel something crawling on my arm in the middle of the night...it was a brown recluse! I totally flipped out and went to stay with my parents until Jarrod sprayed the house. We always use Demon and sticky traps for ANY kind of bugs. It's awesome...really strong and will pretty much kill anything. You have to mix it in a pump sprayer. I like the sticky traps because I can actually see the dead spiders and that gives me peace of mind :) Hope this helps! I SOOOO feel your pain!

Keri said...

I guess Nathan won't ever doubt you again, ha. Hope there aren't any more.

Stacy said...

I would die! I really would have a heart attack - I hate bugs too! OMG!!! I sure hope it was just a freak thing for you guys.

Jennifer said...

Okay I am totally on the same page as you when it comes to bugs. I can't even get close enough to kill them I am so terrified of them. Trey thinks I am ridiculous but I have some kind of mental block. I would also be selling my house if we both got stung by a scorpion in bed. I hope that you don't have anymore episodes.

beechembrightspots said...

OK, I should not have read this right before going to bed...I feel like things are crawling on me just reading it! Thanks! :) I hope tonight is more peaceful for you! Merry Christmas!

Allison said...

Oh man...I would have been so creeped out!!! Hopefully yall will not have anymore visitors!!