Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The One Time I Didn't Take My Camera.

Well, not the one time, but you know what I mean.

Last weekend was hot, humid, and supposedly that last dry days we would see for awhile. Yeah, right. It's still hot, humid and DRY. What am I going to learn not to listen to those weather people. Excuse my ramblings.

So on that hot, humid Sunday afternoon we decided to pack up the kids and their bikes. We stopped for pizza and headed to an area park. It's a beautiful wooded park with lots of fun trails. We found a table and spread out for our picnic. That's where the hot, humid, fun day began to take a turn.

Swarms I tell you. SWARMS of mosquitoes came up from the grass. Being the less is more kinda girl I am, I took the natural bug repellent rather than the it might kill you, but it will definitely get rid of the bugs stuff. I immediately begin slathering my children and myself with the "repellent." The mosquitoes linger, but are no longer attacking so I sit down to eat again.

As I made the remark, "We should really do this more often." I heard a rather alarming buzzing sound. I looked towards the woods (and Becca) and see another swarm coming towards us. Only it's not mosquitoes. It's bees. Hope had bees coming towards her. Becca had three bees in her hair. We grabbed the food and ran to the car. Doug stood outside for a few minutes and then poked his head in to say, "I think it was the repellent." He didn't have any on and once the rest of us were in the car, the bees took off.

I think I might need to write a letter to the company. It might go a little like this.

Dear Burts Bees,

Did you know your insect repellent actually attracts bees?

Or is that too abrupt?

All that to say, I think I'm throwing it away. Because now that I look back on it, the other time I tried that brand of repellent I got chased by bees to. A mom ought to pay more attention to these things.


Marley's Mama said...

Oh, Beth- that's too funny... um, I mean, that's too bad. Burt's BEES- could it be the name? I'm so glad no one got hurt! And now I know to buy the kind of repellent that might kill you, but will keep the bugs away!
Love you!

Laura said...

Oh no!! I hate to laugh but that was kind of funny...and good that everyone made it out alive! Yeah I would suggest maybe getting rid of the natural stuff, sometimes the harmful cheicals are just needed! :) And I think the letter sounds pretty good, you should hit submit on that. :)

Amanda said...

OH my dear. That is UNACCEPTABLE.

I am as natural as it gets when it comes to my kids. Organic. Raw. All natural.

EXCEPT! When it comes to mosquitos. I use Deet about 4 times a year (usually less) and I am OK with it.


Not really.

I just hate mosquitos!!!!