It all started with a search for Scotch tape.
I have a small desk in my kitchen that has one drawer to hold pens, pencils, scissors…well, you get the idea. This drawer is also supposed to have Scotch tape…..but of course, when I really need some tape and look in my drawer, I find nothing.
Whenever something goes missing, I go to BOF (BabyOfTheFamily). She is often the culprit. Upon questioning, her response is “I don’t have any tape.”
In reality, she THINKS she doesn’t have the Scotch tape because she cannot SEE the Scotch tape in her mess of a room. Even I cannot see the tape in her room because her desk looks like this…
|The desk of a creative, yet tormented, soul|
I try to ask nicely, “Clean up your room. NOW.”
BOF is a creative child with a wonderfully inventive imagination. You know the saying that artists have “tormented souls”? Well, I beg to differ. I say that the MOTHERS of artists are the ones who are “tormented.”
Because when I return to BOF’s bedroom to check on the clean up process, this is what I see…
|Crime scene? I guess I can’t disagree with that.|
I’d say the “Hand scan” is a bit much….
|At least the sign is polite (“Thank You”)|
I’m pretty much ready to give up the search for the Scotch tape at this point.
But as I head out the door awhile later to run errands, I stop at the window in our mud room (small room for jackets and shoes and whatever else between the garage and our house).
What in heaven’s name is on the window??
|Look carefully…..can you see Scotch tape anywhere?|
I lean in for a closer look….and am astounded by what I discover!
|One dead mosquito…taped to the window.|
|Two dead mosquitoes|
|Three dead mosquitoes|
Did I mention we have a mosquito infestation in our city right now? And did I mention that BOF is horribly afraid of mosquitoes and will not touch them? Her solution….kill the mosquitoes on the window with SCOTCH TAPE!!
You would think the most logical solution is the “Off” repellant that is sitting RIGHT ON THE WINDOW SILL!
|Mosquito killer #1|
Hey, here’s another possibility….
|Mosquito killer #2…the dreaded HAND!|
Or even this handy dandy device that all insects FEAR…
|Mosquito killer #3|
But no….ALL of these solutions to the mosquito problem are much too simple, normal and logical!
An innovative mind chooses Scotch tape as a form of pest control.
Silly me. I thought this product was for gift wrapping and fixing torn papers.
The search for the tape is over….but the search for my sanity has just begun 🙂