You know how some people have a love/hate relationship with things? I have that with insects. Except that it's mostly hate/hate. Especially flies. I loathe them.
Unfortunately, I seem to have a little animal rights activist who majors in the welfare of flies on my hands. I am not authorized to harm flies in any way. In fact, she names the flies that surreptitiously sneak their way in to our house. Yup... she names them.
As in, "Mom, I haven't seen Sally around lately... did you do something to her?"
Or, "Don't hurt Elaine, she's my friend!"
Sigh. I've got to arrange some more play dates for that girl.
Anyway, as much as I would love to flyswatter the little winged menace back whence it came, all the while humming the Circle of Life, I refrain for Elise's sake.
Because years from now, I don't want her telling her therapist about how I used to kill her friends.
1 week ago