Spring has sprung around these parts (well I’m sure around all parts) and with the greener growing grass, the trees in bloom, and with everything just looking down right springy the bugs are back in full force. Now I’m not talking anything serious- nats are bugs too people! And with the bugs being in full force so are G’s tantrums. We go through this EVERY. SINGLE. SPRING. And by the end of summer it usually levels off to some degree, but this year it seems worse than any other year. G is having full on panic melt downs about pieces of fuzz that could be a bug. It is some crazy fuckin nonsense and I can’t relate to her on this issue at all.
I mean it would be one thing if the kid had previously been stung, bit, or hurt by one of these pesky bugs, but zip, zilch, nada. She just has this HUGE fear over every stinkin kind of bug regardless of its size or if it is even a bug. The girl seriously cried a river over the thought of a dead ant. The thought that this ant was once alive. That’s it people it was a thought. Just a thought. OMG what am I going to do with her? Going outside has become painful and March is just coming to an end. We have MANY more months of outside to experience.
A few days ago she asked to go outside and jump on the trampoline. Of course I want her out there in the beautiful weather, but instead of having fun she screamed at the top of her lungs because there were bugs on the trampoline. “BBBBBBBBBBBUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” that were going to claim her life if I didn’t go rescue her. You know what I saw when I got out there? Little white petals that had blown on the trampoline from the blooming trees. Seriously Gracie? Seriously? After explaining several times to her what they were and how they wouldn’t be claiming her life today or any day for that matter I gave her the idea of jumping to remove these said “bugs” and that only brought on another freak out “THEIR MOVING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” um yes Gracie because you’re on A TRAMPOLINE!!!!
My God people I’m at a loss over here and when the husband suggests Googling said issue we know it’s a super big problem that needs fixed. Anyone have any suggestions? Any thoughts? Want to reflect on your perfect bug lovin child? Leave me some love- I could use it after just having to drag G in the house for being ridiculous only to have her have a screaming melt down in the time out corner over a speck of dirt that was disguised as a bug trying to kill her.