Sunday, October 9, 2011

It's not a toomah....or a blow fly

This scene from the movie Kindergarten Cop is one that I quote on a fairly frequent basis...


But now I'll be substituting the word "toomah" for "Bot Fly"

Why? you may ask.

The other day my daughter Jillian had a little bump on her leg that was red and swollen and sore. Ty took a look at it and realized that it needed to be "lanced" as it were. So he took care of it midst much screaming and possibly name calling.

Today when we came home from church I had a conversation with Jilli where she informed me that she thought she knew what that bump on her leg was from. So of course I inquired what she thought it was. And she told me that she figured out that it must have been a Bot Fly.

What? I turned and looked at her and asked her where she had even heard of a Bot Fly. She then proceeds to go into her room and return with a book called 100 Most Disgusting Things on the Planet. Great book. I guess she purchased it at the book fair from school last year...unbeknownst to me.

So yeah. She was thinking that she had a Bot Fly in her. Lovely. I calmly explained that it most definitely was NOT a Bot Fly. That there was no possible way that she could have this horrible insect in her.

Did you watch that video? Did you see that kid that said "It might be tumor?" That kid right there is Jillian. We are fighting hard against raising a hypochondriac but with this latest Bot Fly incident I'm not sure how good of a job we are doing.

8 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Great, now I will think any fly is a bot fly! Ick.

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

Oh my gosh, I saw something like that on TV once about a bot fly and sicked me out so bad I totally have nightmares of parasitic bot flies! GROSS!!!!!!!!!!

Amy said...

I learned about the Bot Fly just last spring. They do live in Utah, which I was unaware of. How could I live my whole life here and never know anyone who had a fly embedded in their skin! Until now . . .

the fowlers said...

she's not a hypochondriac - just someone who always thinks it is the worst case scenario. :)

when i was a kid i'm pretty sure that i thought i had lupus, cancer and possibly my own hidden twin growing inside me. reasonable, i know.

Brooke said...

That is so gross! Ewww! :) So glad she was wrong, I mean it really could have been a bot fly and she could have been carrying it around for her whole life, and it could have had babies...Whew, barely lucked out on that one! ;)

i'm erin. said...

Wow, Henry had a big ole fly bite on his leg the other day too and thought it was a toomah!

M-Cat said...

I love me a good hypochondriac. And with the world of her book and the knowledge of google... she's gonna be a fun one!

wendy said...

Our horses get bot flies (just saying)..at least that's what I think hubs said they were.
or maybe it was a blow fly
crap
maybe it was a toomah
ick
I think I would have had a hard time keepiing from giggling as she brought out her book 100 Most Disgusting things on the Planet.