Not a bug role model

The cicadas woke up yesterday morning. Instead of laying quietly in the grass next to their exoskeletons, hundreds of them decided to take flight in our backyard - beady red eyes and all.

Me: Ok kids, we've got to RUN to the garage. Okay? RUN.


Kids: Okay mommy!


Me: (Trying to run but the kids stop midway because cicadas are landing all over us.) Go! Go! Go!


Kids: (Frozen)


Me: (Jumping over the kids and running into the garage)


Kids: Mommeeeeee. Come and get us! (They each have about 3 cicadas on them)


Me: (Sticking head out of the garage) No way. You've got to run! Come on, you can do it! HAUL ASS!


Kids: (Running) AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!


Then I did a quick cicada brush off and we jumped into the minivan. By the time we returned they were back to their normal, evil, lurking positions. Shudder.

15 comments:

Judi said...

Holy crap! Are you kidding? I didn't know they did that........ I think I'd have to curl up and camp out inside my house till they were gone! Freaky!

Domestic Chicky said...

OK I officially have the heebee jeebies...

Kelly O said...

Wow. Very The Birds (*shudder*). Except the part where you abandon the kids to fend for themselves. Nicely done!

Hol&J said...

Oh my, cicadas give me the creeps. I'd be in the garage with you, calling to the kids.

Queen of the Mayhem said...

That is really gross! I heard on the news that some of those things have been "living" underground for 17 years!

I would have gone crazy!

PS: It's survival of the fittest...they need to learn to move faster! (hee-hee)

Mary Fran said...

Fun times! We haven't seen any in Wheaton yet. My FIL lives in Maywood and there are a few there but I heard they are really bad in Broadview. So don't head north east in your travels.

Little Monkies said...

Oh yeah, baby!

Lotta said...

Judi - Tempted.

DM - Me too!

Kelly - I thought that might earn me mother of the year.

Ho - There's room.

Queen - They do live in the ground for 17 years. God I can't even think about that. I need my Xanax tonight.

MaryFran - Brookfield is pretty close to Broadview.

LM - Come on over!

Kelly said...

This is a very Hitchcock story isn't it? Wait, kelly o just said that. Must be the name. Anyway...totally gives me the heebedajeeebadees!

PamKittyMorning said...

ew. Move to CA. You might get shot in traffic but we're a cicada free state. (as far as I know) ew ew ew.

Slackermommy said...

Oooh, that would give me nightmares!

canarygirl said...

Holy effing crap. I think I would have seriously had a heart attack and died right there. *faints*

Worker Mommy said...

Ahh cicadas how I miss them from my youth, not. I'll never forget being dive bombed by them while playing football in 90 degree weather Freshman year of High School.


Now that I'm on the West Coast I've been able to successfully escape the madness.

mommiebear2 said...

Okay I totally would have freaked!!

Amber said...

They are the nastiest things! I'm from Washington State and moved to Ohio back in '02. I was blessed with the 17 year nasty ones in '04. I have never seen anything like it. Swarms of them everywhere! The museums out here have them in boxes. Like I really wanna see them...yuck! My bf owns a landscaping business and he said they would jump on his back and scream. Ewww.