Wednesday, March 25, 2009

creepy crawly

I have this irrational fear of tiny bugs. Well, tiny bugs that are creepy crawly and come in large groups, ie. ants. Well tiny bugs and anything that has a lot of little holes...because they remind me of tiny little bugs and then I get itchy all over. It's not like I'm afraid they're going to eat me alive or that I don't realize I could just squish them and it's all over with. It's that there are so many of them and I feel like they will all crawl all over me and give me the eeby-jeebeez and I hate that feeling. Hate.

So given that it was raining off and on the past month, all the ants outside decided to come inside my house. Our house became a war zone with random screams when I encountered the little guys. Then there would be screaming, eeking, and laughing as I tried to clean them up and kill them.

As soon as I see ants, I get itchy all over and feel like they are all crawling on me. Whoever would happen to be in my company would get scared out of their socks when I let out a scream and then start slapping myself in hopes of killing whatever ant would be crawling on me. I would make whoever happened to be in my presence including random strangers check for me, "is there an ant on me?" The other day when I suddenly screamed then kicked off my shoe and pulled off my sock to kill an "ant" that I swear crawled into my shoe and through my sock JUST to tickle me...Bertrand told me, "You know...it doesn't really mean there is ant on you every time you itch or feel a tickle."

Oh.

Fine. So everyone thinks I'm crazy.

This morning when I was up at 6am rocking one of the babies in the rocking chair I felt a little tickle on my face. I ignored it at first remembering what my wise husband had told me. But then the itch was out of control and I scratched...and guess what? There was a freaking ant on my face.

See? They ARE crawling all over me. Irrational fear my butt.

1 comment:

Boomka said...

Oh man I know how you feel. I feel like you might be able to relate to this.

http://boehmcke.blogspot.com/2008/08/scurge-of-my-life-part-1.html

I feel your pain.