I was planning to post about my project, but something happened today and I really wanted to share it with you all, so here goes.
I have been very annoyed by four flies flying around in my house the past couple of days. I was cooking dinner when I spoted a giant fly in front of me, turned out it was two flyes stuck together. They were mating.
I was thinking to myself, "oh no you don't! You do not multiply in my house! Wait a minute, maybe they are distracted, I might be able to kill them easliy. One fly swatter and two flies!" :)
So, I tried to kill them and I missed them by a little bit, but they were definately slower than usual. The kids were watching me with enthusiasm and amusement, then they shouted "Wow! mom those flies are stuck together! I have never seen such a thing!"
After several attempts, I finally got them and was very pleased with myself. Two down, two to go.
I went back to cooking and almost forgot about the incident. Then, Michael (who is known for his Michalisms) came to me and said, "Mom, I know why thoes flies were stuck together!"
My heart was pounding. I was in middle of cooking dinner and I was not ready to have "The talk" with my 6 year old son. I kept my cool and said, "Oh, you do? Why Michael?"
"You know, the fly on the back had broken wings and the other fly was carrying him. He was a nice fly and you killed him."
You have to picture his innocent face and he was dead serious while he was saying this.
Thank goodness, my back was facing him, I tried so hard not to laugh out loud, but my shoulders were shaking. I simply said "Oh, maybe so, you have a very good imagination honey."
I would gladly take the title "Cold blooded killer who killed the nice fly" than to tell him the real story. Like I said earlier, I was not ready, not today.