Beyond the Books is a weekly meme hosted at Kissin’BlueKaren. Beyond the Books is a weekly meme of mostly non-bookish topics. Share the link to your blog post at her site and we all have fun learning about each other. For more information and future topics.
I’ve decided to do the Beyond the Books meme sometimes, because I like finding out more about other bloggers. It’s fun to share a few non-bookish things about ourselves. This week the topic is a fear I have.
My fear–insects aka bugs
When I read this topic I immediately thought of bugs. I have other fears, of course, but even though I don’t think about this very often (unless I see bugs in my house!) it is one of my oldest fears.
It started early. I was just a toddler when I sat in a red ant pile. (I think these were harvester ants not fire ants.) My mother told me I even had ants between my toes and had bites from the ants all over me. I had nightmares for years about giant ants walking around outside our house ready to carry me away! I still don’t like ants very well though most of the ants I meet today don’t bite!
I really dislike most insects. I know spiders do a lot of good and as long as they stay outside they can live! If they come inside my house and I see them I try to get my husband to kill them for me. If he’s not around then I will do it–especially if I see the spider in our bedroom. I have trouble sleeping if I know I have a spider in the bedroom. And I don’t want to see cockroaches ever–inside or outside our house.
I take this phobia–this fear–to the point of telling my husband I never want to live further south than where we are now–in Maryland…lol. And I’m happy we are moving to Iowa where the winters are cold enough to kill lots of insects each winter.
There are a few insects I don’t mind–butterflies, ladybugs (however, not the Asian version), dragonflies (my brother studies them so I’ve gotten up close and personal many times!) However, I’m not wild about a lot of other bugs when I’m gardening or sitting outside.
I have to admit writing this post about spiders and ants and cockroaches made me anxious! I decided I couldn’t even put photos of them in my post.
What about you? What is one of your fears?