Prepare to do battle

April 24, 2008

Journal, Lauren

One of my jobs every morning is to get the playground ready to go. I take the tarp off the sandbox, get the sand diggers ready, and unlock all the locks. This morning when I unlocked the Rubbermaid closet where we keep the jump ropes and balls, this was just inside on the door.

It was twice this big.

Torn between the desire to care for one of God’s creatures or kill it, I desperately looked around for a way to dislodge it from the door. Fortunately my frantic bumbling knocked the door a little bit and it flew away.

Whew. Crisis averted.

Lloyd, if you’re checking this, how’s Minnesota?

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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11 Responses to “Prepare to do battle”

  1. Brad Said on:

    HAHAHA!! That video is hilarious! I was just laughing like a lunatic at my desk. I’m glad school hasn’t started yet.

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  2. Brad Said on:

    You should have killed it. A shovel would have worked nicely. Now it’s angry that you disturbed it. It will hunt you.

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  3. Beth Said on:

    I wish you would have taped a quarter to the door for scale. Twice that big, huh?

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  4. Kristi Said on:

    Uck. I found one in my house yesterday afternoon, too. One of my piano students received the privilege of watching me hunt it down with my trusty fly swatter and smash it repeatedly about 32 times.

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  5. Peggy Said on:

    Dnag it—I can’t watch the video—drats!

    Thanks for beeing a good steward & not smashing it to smithereens (even though I would have)!

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  6. Deanne Said on:

    You can’t have any stinging creatures around your precious little ones!! They scare me!!

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  7. Kathi D Said on:

    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEKKK! Actually, that is more my “mouse” eek but my stinging things eek is harder to type.

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