Sunday, May 31, 2009
Is that nature I see?
This summer we bought a state parks pass so we could take full advantage of the parks near us. Today we went to a park for some hiking on Staten Island. It was a great park. Quiet and beautiful. There was nature everywhere.
When I wasn't soaking in the environs, I was congratulating myself, again, for being such a great mom. Look at me, dumping my kids in nature, making sure they get dirty and appreciate trees and sticks and moss. Andrew even learned the important lesson of how to releave yourself when bathrooms are no where in sight.
It wasn't until we were in the car on the way home that I noticed the ticks. I found 6 just on me. We stopped the car and picked over the kids, but found nothing. At bath time later tonight though, I saw three on Andrew. We teased out the little buggies with tweezers (they popped right out, thank goodness!) and Andrew was a good sport for such an uncomfortable procedure. And now I have that everything-itches-heeby-jeeby kind of feeling.
Now looking over the photos can you guess when the ticks caught up with us?
Posted by Dave at 8:02 PM