Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Tupperware and Creepy Crawlies

My daughter is fond of creepy crawlies and insects.  Fond in the sense that she squeals, "a bug, a bug" and will run to me or she will intently watch their progress as they scamper across the ground or fly through the air.

When I was in elementary school, my dad was supposed to be watching my sister and I.  He choose to watch the baseball game and granted us permission to play outside. My sister was three years older than I. 

It is awfully hard to watch tv with kids underfoot as I've since learned.

There were a lot of bumblebees and little creepy crawlies outside.  I had the bright idea to catch them.  All of them.

I raided the cupboard under the kitchen sink for my mother's tupperware.

My bright idea was to catch the bugs using the lid and the container itself by scooping, trapping, etc. My sister said it was a bad idea.  What did she know?

When my mom came home, the picnic table held the results of my endeavors.  About fifteen tupperware containers held bugs and worms of all shapes and sizes.  Ants, a grasshopper, bees, worms, a lady bug and other icky things were sitting on display.

My mom was mad.  Really mad.  There was a lot of yelling.  A lot of yelling at my dad and me.

My mother hates bugs, creepy crawlies, and she especially hates snakes. I didn't like snakes either and would probably have cried had I come across one.

My punishment...

She made me wash all of the tupperware...by hand.  By myself.  We didn't have a dishwasher. 

Needless to say, that was my first and last bug collection.


Mrsblogalot said...

LOL...what did she know

I would never be able to touch a container again after that!

Were rubber gloves invented before the dishwasher ? (-;

Anonymous said...

Eww...I'm with mrsblogalot...after that could you really eat food stored in Tupperware? Funny, funny story, though, and my daughter could join yours in squealing (and not with delight, I might add)

blueviolet said...

I would have DIED if I saw all those bugs in my house, container or not!!!

Sarah at The Stroller Ballet said...

Ewww! That's totally a dad thing to do, though. Cracks me up!

Lourie said...

How funny. My daughter just bought herself a bug cage, and tweezers and magnifying glass. LOL. She used run from flies. Now she is all about bugs. She is 12. I collected them when I was her age with my BFF. But our bugs were dead. LOL

Missy said...

I once filled a giant Tupperware bowl with rolly pollys (the would come out by the hundreds every time my dad mowed the yard). I then promptly spilled the entire container in the living room. Not a good day. ;)

Thanks for a good laugh - I enjoyed this post!

Organic Motherhood with Cool Whip said...

Mwahahahaahahaha!!! You are a genius. That sounds exactly like something my little Nino would do. He just adores bugs of all kinds.

We actually saw a big snake at the arboretum yesterday and it was awesome. We watched it for a half an hour. Birds were pecking at it because it was under a tree where their nest must have been. They were really made. The snake however seemed unphased. My boys LOVED it!! I thought it was pretty cool myself, too. (Though we definitely kept our distance. I didn't want any of us turning into snake lunch...)

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