Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Birds do it. Bees do it. So what's my problem with flies doing it?

On Thursday afternoon I noticed quite a few flies buzzing around the cars in my garage. And by Friday they all made their way into my home.

I killed SIX of them in my house on Friday. SIX flies.

I thought I had things taken care of until I noticed several more on Saturday and then several more on Sunday. Luckily Sarah still likes to kill flies so she and Dan took care of those for me.

Peter forgot to bring his lunch box home from school on Friday. And he stayed home from school sick on Monday and Tuesday but yesterday afternoon his buddy Colton brought his lunch box home for him.

And when Colton and his brother came in yesterday I guess several more flies snuck in with them.

Do they still make fly paper? Because if they do I think I am going to see if I can somehow work large strips of it into my decor. Think greasy spoon circa 1974.

As I was removing the not-so-icy ice pack and the empty sandwich container from Peter's lunch box, I realized that part of his turkey and Swiss sandwich was hiding under a crumpled up napkin.

I quickly discarded the remnants of the sandwich and shook the crumbs from the lunch box. I placed the lunch box on the counter with the intention that I would scrub it in a few minutes.

When I glanced at the lunch box a couple of minutes later I noticed this:

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Two flies had landed in my son's lunch box and were mating!

Oh no! They are mating! In my son's lunch box! I am going to have flies everywhere if I can't nip this in the bud! These were the thoughts there were tumbling around in my head as I quickly closed the lid on the lunch box and ran to get the fly swatter.

When I opened the lid they flew out to seek shelter from the crazy lady with the orange fly swatter.

I grabbed the Lysol Food Surface Sanitizer and as I was pumping massive quantities into Peter's lunch box I heard him say, "Mommy look! These two flies are sitting on top of one another!"

I grabbed the fly swatter and in one swift motion those flies were laying dead on the floor.

But don't feel sorry for those flies. At least they died happy.


Angie @ KEEP BELIEVING said...

We are just a few weeks away from the invasion of the flies around here. For some reason they all end up in my dining room and die on the floor. I think because it is a big bright window and they are seeking freedom. Seriously, thought, it is like a little fly cemetery.


RR Mama said...

At least it's just normal flies. We have horse flies! They are HUGE and the sting and it hurts. Also since we now have a dog, guess what else we are "trying" to prevent...fleas! I treat her once a month and I even have flea powder for the carpet. But now I feel like I need to strip the house again or get rid of the dog! YUK!!!

Kimberly said...

That is so funny....they died happy! hee hee hee

Colleen said...

Ha ha ha! What a way to go ;)

Momisodes said...

Oh my! I guess there are worse ways for them to go :)

He And Me + 3 said...

Oh My Grossness. How rude of them. Glad you slapped them silly. I hate flies too. Yuck.

EntertainingMom said...

Beth... I am seriously HOWLING over here!

Jaina said...

Ugh. I hate flies. They have no need for mating..we don't want any more of them!!!

Annikke said...

YOU crack me up!! That was hilarious!

Wendy said...

Beth you are too funny! They have been driving us crazy for over a month here at our house. Ethan absolutley hates them yet it does nothing to convince him to close the door behind him when he comes in. I too have thought of investing in some fly paper if they still make it but I don't know if I would be more disgusted just seeing them stuck on there!

Denise said...

Once again, you crack me up.

Merrily Down the Stream said...

The way we all want to expie - Coming and Going!

Jewel said...

I am dying laughing here!! Yes, what a way to go!!! We've had those hordes of flies at different times here at home, too, but thankfully, not so far this spring!!

Mama Geek said...

Girl, you crack me up. But you're totally right. They DID die happy! And that photo just has me smirking. :)

Amy Jo said...

LOL. They died happy? That's the funniest thing I've heard all day, and it's 9:30pm. Great story!