Bugs Are People Too

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I'm not an outdoor person.  I'm allergic to grasses, trees, bee stings.  Bugs creep me out.  Camping is not my thing.

I do, however, go outside and watch the kids play on the swing set.  When I'm not chuckling at the funny things they do, I'm fidgeting and jumping, swatting and swiping, anything I can to wart the creepy crawlies away from my person.

Of course, while I have become less and less tolerant of bugs with age, my little buddies have become more and more interested in them.  They catch lightening bugs, dig up worms, try to bring them into my house, and even eat them.  (I'll admit that last one was a while ago.)

While I was watching the kids on the swing set this evening from my chair, a crawling bug had made its way up my leg.  I shook him off and flicked him out of range.  It headed back for me. I kept moving.  He kept heading back for me.

When I had had enough, I took the leg of my chair and squashed him.  "Bug, I warned you not to touch me and you kept tried to get back on me; therefore I had every right to kill you."

"You don't have a right to kill that bug!" Karenna pleaded with me, "That bug could have a family.  He could have a mom and a dad, or babies somewhere."


(Note: Before you get all sentimental and think "what a sweet kid", consider her previous activities related to bugs, like in "Philosophical Question" and "What Little Girls Are Really Made Of...".)

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