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Sunday, March 19, 2006

Kids Suck

How do I know this? Because after spending the first four hours of my day listening to, "Can we go to the Bug Lab? Can we go to the Bug Lab? Can we go to the Bug Lab? Can we go to the Bug Lab?........"

I then spent the last half of the day being crawled on by Giant African Millipedes, Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches, stickbugs the size of my arm, and some weird blue beetles that are supposed to play dead when they're scared, but apparently didn't find me scary.
Meanwhile, from a safe ten feet away, my daughter's carefully documenting my trauma in all it's crayola'd glory.

Am I the only one who gets disturbed when someone says, "Hold this," and hands you one of these:
Then leaves? What the heck am I supposed to do with that? And why does it insist on trying to climb up my arm, into my sleeve, and make itself cozy in my armpit? Why did you leave me? And what the hell am I supposed to do with The Kid sitting there laughing her ass off at me, while still a good ten feet away?
Because if it was anyone else, I wouldn't be above shoving that thang down their pants, but given The Kid is four, I'm pretty sure that doing so would fall under the heading of Bad Parenting.

And that's my Sunday, in a nutshell. Or carapace.


Blogger shadow of a doubt said...

Or was this like the dye job incident. either way, I am submitting you into Fear Factor.

3/19/2006 9:34 PM  
Blogger Impulsivecompulsive said...

Well, thank you. And no, it wasn't like the dye job. This time I consciously submitted myself, in an attempt not to pass on any irrational fears to The Kid.

And yeah, I'm pretty freakin' proud of myself.

3/19/2006 10:34 PM  
Blogger Maine said...

The fact that you didn't toss it across the room and scream bloody murder is a testament to your awesomeness.

3/21/2006 9:04 AM  
Blogger Impulsivecompulsive said...

Thanks, and once again, yeah, I'm pretty freakin' proud of myself.

3/21/2006 4:53 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

You obviously love your kid more than I love mine. LOL The only way I would touch something like that for my kids, is if their life was being threatened by it. Otherwise, they're assed out.

3/21/2006 9:51 PM  
Blogger Boo! said...

So other than that, how was it? I've been wanting to take the kids there.

3/22/2006 7:46 PM  
Blogger Impulsivecompulsive said...

Sara: In all honesty, I think they set it up to ease you into the process. It isn't until you've adjusted to being serrounded by the bugs that they start handing them out, which does make things easier. If I was walking down the street and a cockroach suddenly fell out of the sky and landed on me, it'd be a completely different matter. That's when you'd see me screaming bloody murder.

Erica: It's nice. Small, so you get personal attention, and they give the kids lab coats and clipboards for "recording" info, which makes it that much more fun for them. Expensive, but not in comparison to the Aquarium, that's for sure!

3/23/2006 5:55 AM  

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