Mama Diaries

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

A Rude Awakening

My teenaged daughter doesn't like to clean her room. Ever. I keep telling her that if she doesn't clean it, and she keeps bringing food up there, she's going to end up having bugs. She didn't believe me. I'm just the Mama. What do I know?


Well, last night, she got a rude awakening.  Literally. While she slept, a rather large insect was prowling around her room. It ended up in her bed. She was unaware of its existence until she felt something tickling the palm of her hand. Do you know what it was? A centipede! A big one! The thing was crawling in the of the palm of her hand. 


She screamed and threw it on the ground. Then she tried to kill it. But it escaped - under her bed among the piles of trash.


Now she's terrified to be in her room, because of course the centipede is going to seek revenge. And we're quite certain there's an army of critters under there to help it.


"I have to clean my room!" she said. "And not just my dressers. Everywhere! The bugs must die!"


Yes, indeed. Thank you, Mr. Centipede! 




Before I go, I'd like to let you know that my blog friend, Robyn Proctor has featured my book, That Mama is a Grouch, on her blog. That was so nice of her! If you'd like to read the review, please go
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33 comments:

  1. She's going have to clean it sometime!
    My wife freaks when one of those big red ones gets in our house.

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    1. She cleaned it last night - and killed the centipede!

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  2. What an awful way to wake up, but at least now she wants to clean her room. :) I was afraid it was going to be a mouse that she woke up to. Now off to visit Robyn's blog.

    Thoughts in Progress
    and MC Book Tours

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  3. Oh my gosh... at least she'll be cleaning her room. Valentina makes disasters in her room too... we changed rooms once because she had spiders... lol... now I have to be at her every day to bring out the dishe's, the garbage and laundry. It's so exhausting. However; I've committed to keeping the house in order and she has no choice as I don't want bugs in the rest of the house... xox ♡

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    1. I can't understand why my kids don't clean as they go. Why do they have to wait until they have a disaster to do anything?

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  4. I guess letting nature take its course can work wonders sometimes--ROFL!! Bet she keeps it clean from now on. ;)

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  5. My daughters hate to clean their rooms, too. If you find that centipede, mail it to me, and I'll put it to good use.

    Mwa-ha-ha-ha!

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    1. Hahaha! It's dead now, so I'm not sure it will do you any good. If I find another, I'll send it your way.

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  6. haha now if she goes back to not cleaning her room, get a bug from outdoors and place it in there, a gentle reminder.

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    1. Haha! Yes. There are plenty of bugs down here in Georgia. I'm sure I'd have no problem finding a big, scary one.

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  7. My daughter always kept her room clean. I don't know what was wrong with her. Congratulations on the visitor who has encouraged your daughter to clean up.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I kept my room clean, too. Must be OCD or something.

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  8. I guess she had to learn that particular lesson the hard way.

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    1. Unfortunately, I found out the thing bit her. Her finger was numb all day.

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  9. How terrifying for your daughter, But you did warn her , it appears we mothers according to our children think we know nothing. Hope all the critters have gone.


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    1. I hope they don't decide to migrate to my room down the hall!

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  10. Lesson learned? Only time will tell :) My daughter was exactly the same - without the centipede invasion :)

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    1. Yes. I wish I had confidence that the lesson was truly learned.

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  11. and it didn't by any chance happen that you put the centipede in there with a cunning plan?

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    1. No. This one wasn't part of my cunning plan. I hate centipedes!

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  12. I think my kids could use a wake up call like that!

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    1. I bet there are a lot of kids who could use a wake up call like that!

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  13. Oh gosh! I hope she manages to get it clean, but hopefully you can catch and release the little bugs, they mean no harm and are just looking for food. As the world goes, we need bugs to make it go round, so definitely catch and release!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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    1. The centipede was not so lucky. My daughter found and killed it. It had bitten her, anyway. Her finger was numb for an entire day. She didn't want to deal with that, again!

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  14. And it's just down there under the bed, eating all of those spilled crumbs, getting stronger and stronger. I can only assume it's built like The Rock by now. Your poor daughter doesn't stand a chance.

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    1. Centipedes live 3 - 6 years. I had no idea!

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  15. Luckily it was only her hand and not her face as happened with our nephew. Not that this encouraged him to clean his room mind you.

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    1. Ugh! That's terrible. I hope it didn't bite your nephew. This one bit my daughter. She was not happy!

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  16. God works in mysterious ways:) Glad everyone is alright...and the room's getting cleaned;)

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  17. Cleaning her room would help, but it doesn't always. I know how she feels. Bugs get into my bedroom through my air conditioner all the time. I'm constantly fighting them off.

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  18. Awesome lesson for her to start cleaning her room now :)

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