As the weather has turned cooler outdoors, we've noticed an increasing bug population indoors. The most frequent invaders are little grey bugs I know as "roly-polys". I noticed one making its way across the kitchen floor this afternoon as I headed towards the bathroom with a poopy diaper and made a mental note to put him back outside when I was done before Ellie (our resident bug trauma victim) could see him. Too late. I had just started washing my hands when I heard a shrill and urgent cry:
"MAMA! THERE'S A BUUUGGGGGG!!!!! CAN YOU COME TAKE CARE OF IT NOW PLEASE!!!!"
I assured her I'd be there in a minute.
Again, too late. As I reached for the handtowel, she emitted an equally shrill, equally urgent cry:
"MAMA!!!!! BABY STEPHANIE IS EATING THE BUG!!!!!"
That, my friends, is pest control.