Translation Day 18 of 31

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"Oh, Oh, Oh, come here and look at this!"  I was jumping and hollering as a centipede skittered across the counter.  At least I thought it was a centipede.  I don't know if I've ever seen a bug like the one I saw this morning.

My husband rushed around the cupboards at the same time the centipede fell on the floor.  I continued to squeal, "Look at this!!"



My husband stomped on our surprise visitor as I screeched, "What are you doing?"

"I thought you wanted me to kill it."

"No," I replied.  "I wanted you to see it.  I've never seen anything like it before."

"Sorry!  I thought you were screaming because you were freaking out and you wanted it squished."

I guess something got lost in the translation of my screeching and hopping around.  Next time, I'll try to remain a little calmer when I spy an unknown critter scampering through my house.


  1. Your knight rescued you! How sweet, it's the thought that counts.

  2. Ut-oh! Sometimes things can get lost in translation. Did you figure out what it was or was it squished beyond recognition?

  3. My husband would have made the same assumption, based on my history of aversion to all things creepy and crawly, especially on a kitchen counter!

  4. So funny. Not for the centipede, but I laughed out loud at the dialogue.
    We were with friends on our camping trip who have a 2 year old and a 4 year old. Anytime we heard a scream after dark, someone would yell, "June bug." Those two were so scared of them.

  5. I think he did the right thing. Anything that crawls needs squashed. Well, that's my motto.



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