Saturday, September 26, 2009

Attack of the Moth!

The other night the kids were getting ready for bed. Jonah was done first, so he came downstairs to wait for the others. I heard Sadie push the back door open and I asked Jo to go close it. He started to and I saw him look up, and then he ran and jumped into my lap, terrified. I looked up and saw a moth flying around that must have come in when Sadie left the door open (I'm going to teach her to shut the door herself.... someday :) Now, I don't like moths, in fact, I think they're disgusting- but I thought Jo was being a little ridiculous. The following conversation ensued:

me: "Jo, what's wrong?"

him: " There's a moth! It flew in the house! And it's in here!!"

me: "Are you scared of moths Jo?"

him: (looks at me like I'm stupid) "Ummmm, yaaaaaaaa. Moths eat your clothes."

me: "Okay, that's true sometimes, but that moth isn't going to dive down and start eating your clothes dude."

him: " Ya, it could! And if it starts eating my clothes, then it might just eat through them and keep eating through my skin and eat me up!"

me: (laughing) "Uhhh, no it won't. They eat clothes sometimes, but not people, okay?"

him: "Are you sure? (I nod) Okay...."

He then runs upstairs and comes back down with his blanket. He's totally wrapped up in it, and he curls himself into a ball on the floor. He stayed like that until I found the moth and put it back outside.

He's hilarious.


SamandJasonfamily said...

Your little Jonah is so cute. Tyson is scared of flies, I'm not sure which is worse. Lol.

Travis and Cristan said...

I am totally with jonah on this one! I hate moths and they don't just give me the hebeegeebees(no idea how to spell that so sound it out:))but moths make me want to run for dear life! I HATE MOTHS!!!

(do you remember when I started to detest moths? It was when we were riding bikes and singing and one flew in my mouth and the wing got stuck to the roof of my mouth....ahhhhh, yuck!

Becca and Brian said...

Hahaha, you need to teach him to kill those darn things! I hate moths they are the ugliest bugs ever!

Chris and Brittani Knudsen said...

That is the funniest story ever, and BTW your story about your little dog gave me the chills. That is so scary, even if he was a friend of a neighbor that still scares me half to death!