Last night, my daughter was sitting at the kitchen table doing her homework. She happened to glance outside, and noticed our cat was doing something strange on the back deck. "What's he doing?" she asked.
She got up and went out to investigate.
Three seconds later, she came back inside, not really sure what the cat had been doing. As she stepped over the threshold, into the house, she happened to look down. Something caught her attention. She stooped down to pick it up, and then screamed.
Her eyes looked like saucers. "Oh my God....Oh my God....Oh my God!!!!" she shrieked, as she stood there shaking.
"What's the matter?" I asked.
She pointed under one of our chairs by the center island in our kitchen. "It's over there!"
"What is?" I asked as I went over to see what the heck had scared her so much.
I stooped down and noticed something green crawling up the island. It was an insect. A leaf bug. And it was very big.
"That's what scared you?" I asked. "A leaf bug?"
"I didn't know it was a bug. I thought it was a leaf when I picked it up!"
"'Well, come here and look at it. It's just a bug."
She came over slowly, looked at it, and ran off to the other room. "It's creepy!" she said.
I shrugged, got a glass, knocked it into the glass, and transported it back outside, where the cat could finish playing with it.
And that, ladies and gentlemen was the excitement at my house last night.