Sunday, June 22, 2008

imagine who was more terrified

As we drove home from the park the other day - the other sunny, warm & otherwise startlingly seasonal day - with windows wide open, Mason shrieked from the back seat.
A BUG IS IN THE CAR!
I turned to see this dude crawling along the edge of the back passenger door. He was a good inch long and very shiny. Paige bravely shot pictures but the camera was confused about what to focus on.

Somehow the bug managed to get itself up on the edge of the glass while I merged onto the highway at 60 mph. I seriously considered pulling over to help it get safely away before realizing that a) I was driving 60 mph and b) it's a bug, with wings. Perhaps I should have pulled over to quell the anxiety attack my son was having.


I actually took this photo backhanded without looking, because I was driving. At 60 miles per hour. The drama of it all. I wish I could have heard the bug's version of the story when he got home. As long as there was no sex involved.

13 comments:

Lisa Milton said...

I've had to take an exit off the beaten path to show a bee out once. Zack was LOSING HIS MIND.

(I think it is quite funny that Paige grabbed the camera while Mason freaked out. She has blogger in the blood.)

angel said...

oh thats so funny! shame man!!!

dkuroiwa said...

This is too funny!! I will have Issei (aka "the bug man") look at the picture tomorrow and see if he can tell from the color what kind of beetle it was!!
I usually react as Mason did....which is a constant joke around the house....Nothing like a bug to throw some extra excitement into one's day!!
Great 'action photos' though!!!

debbie
(Commenting as one who, at this very moment, has about 15 various beetles in 3 or 4 boxes in her entrance way)

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Oh he's gonna love you for this one someday!

i am very mary said...

Um, Mason? One day you will be a MAN. And men? They take care of bugs. Just so you know.

LarryG said...

i am sure if the bug made it home there was a wonderful welcome and the best "bug job" waiting at the end of the day...

but then... you wouldn't want to hear abt that ... :)

holly said...

i am amazed at your ability to do so much in the car. *still* ...what kind of car do you drive? i think i want to keep my distance. my yaris (say it fast) doesn't like being rear-ended...

holly said...

OH AND - there *are* no mark wahlberg dolls in cardiff. i'm sure of it.

Amy said...

Was that bug turquoise? I hope he made it home safely.....

The Girl Next Door said...

i cannot believe you took that photo!!! crazy driver...good mommy...

JCK said...

Your talents are many. Especially feeling for that poor LARGE bug...

Janet said...

There.is.a.spider.in.my.car. RIGHT NOW! It jumped off the mint I cut from my garden to bring into work. A. SPIDER. IN. MY. CAR.

guess I'm walking home...

Minnesota Matron said...

Egads. You possess some kind of hard-ass juju, shooting photos at that speed. Love it! Most recently, I dumped out a huge bottle of juice while on the freeway at that speed. Liberating.

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