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 🙂

25 Comments on Mosquito Killer

  1. Alia
    July 24, 2011 at 10:58 am (13 years ago)

    Too funny!!

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      November 28, 2013 at 12:47 am (10 years ago)

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  2. Natasha
    July 24, 2011 at 11:25 am (13 years ago)

    Bwahahahahaha!!! Your house holds many interesting stories LOL. Love it and I REALLY needed the laugh. Wanna be my therapist? xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

  3. Michelle
    July 24, 2011 at 12:08 pm (13 years ago)

    baaahaa,,,good luck on that search for sanity my friend! You crack me up! and tell Mila , that years ago I lived in a house that was infested with European earwigs…and I too taped them to the walls { not because I was afraid to touch them but just as a form of TORTURE to the little buggars!}heehee. That is one inventive and creative little girl you have there Kelly!

  4. Micupoftea~
    July 24, 2011 at 1:01 pm (13 years ago)

    Kids! LOL~
    I’m so glad you have a sense of humor about it!!My dd freaks over spiders (which she calls ‘speeders’) and cannot fathom how or why I take them back outside if they come indoors! I should do a post on that…haha!

  5. Cindy
    July 24, 2011 at 1:47 pm (13 years ago)

    OMGosh, that’s hilarious!! Love the crime scene, my teens love CSI Miami! Great story, thanks for sharing…made my day! 🙂

  6. Jeni O'Connor
    July 24, 2011 at 3:58 pm (13 years ago)

    Kelly reading this gave a great laugh. I love all the stories and accompaning pics.
    Just Fabulous!
    You’re such a treat. Thanks so much for dropping in on me. It gave me the chance to visit you. I’ll be back

  7. Cindy Gay
    July 24, 2011 at 4:41 pm (13 years ago)

    BOF definitely takes after her Mother! We put crime scene tape of DS1’s door one time. . . he rarely exited the room so it probably took him a while to realize it!

    Have a good week and watch out for those mosquitoes!

  8. Paula
    July 24, 2011 at 10:21 pm (13 years ago)

    LOL! I can’t believe that was her choice!! I guess you can’t fault her for having an innovative solution to the problem.

  9. Sharon
    July 25, 2011 at 3:06 am (13 years ago)

    You have the best sense of humor, Kelly! I guess your daughter got it from you!!!!!!!

  10. Renee VanEpps
    July 25, 2011 at 4:19 am (13 years ago)

    OMG that was a fun post Kelly! The crime scene tape was hilarious! You’ll have to buy her several rolls of Scotch Tape for her stocking this year. Label them… Or make her a little scotch tape cozy 😉 But I have to agree with you… Wouldn’t a fly swatter or spray be easier!!?? Funny child 🙂

  11. Lee-Anne
    July 25, 2011 at 9:05 am (13 years ago)

    Hilarious! Love your blog Kelly!

  12. Sandra D
    July 25, 2011 at 9:18 am (13 years ago)

    Funny post Kelly. Smart girl you have there – if line with the crime scene scenerio, she was using the “tape method” to preserve the evidence and also to warn the other mosquitos about what could happen to them.

  13. Izzyb
    July 25, 2011 at 5:42 pm (13 years ago)

    Kelly, I love the way you take the goofiness of kids and shine a light right on it! Your post really made me laugh. You have great comedic timing. Love all the photos that illustrating your points. Wonderfully written. Loved it!

  14. Wendy Rasbach
    July 26, 2011 at 7:16 am (13 years ago)

    Kelly, I think you have another calling as an author…the next Erma Bomback, maybe? I’d buy your hilarious accounts of family life! 🙂

  15. scrapbookertink
    July 26, 2011 at 8:54 am (13 years ago)

    Too funny, the solution, buy her her own tape sorted, LOL!

  16. Gabrielle Pollacco
    July 26, 2011 at 2:16 pm (13 years ago)

    Oh my gosh!! ROFL!!!!! That is hilarious Kelly!! Your youngest sounds exactly like mine!! I love that you got pic’s of the whole adventure! I needed a good laugh today,….it’s nice to know that I’m not the only one that struggles with the kiddies off on summer holidays! rofl!! xx

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      February 23, 2012 at 3:54 am (12 years ago)

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  17. Pendra
    July 27, 2011 at 5:40 am (13 years ago)

    I’m telling you… RICH, we could be RICH! FUNNY, FUNNY, NUTS but FUNNY!

  18. misty
    July 29, 2011 at 1:52 pm (13 years ago)

    lol…oh my lord you are so fun to read about! This is a great story! So flippin funny…and the pics to go with are even better! You are a natural blogger!

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  20. Maurise Gelman
    April 1, 2013 at 11:28 am (11 years ago)

    LOL @ BOF! She must be that nimble to be able to tape those mosquitoes right there. If I were her, I could’ve instinctively smacked those mosquitoes! Anyway, you can use essential oils such as lemons, oranges, mints, etc around your home to keep insects away.

    Maurise Gelman

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