Thursday, June 17, 2010

It's All About Perspective

Our trip to Utah I posted about below was indeed wonderful--even worth the infestation of cockroaches we came home to. They took over the kitchen yet again while we were gone. Thankfully my attitude has turned to one of apathy, for the most part, so I just squish them and move on. I think we're starting to get a handle on them...yesterday I saw 30 or so throughout the day, but today I have only seen a few. Anyway, I was feeling pretty exasperated by it all for a while yesterday, and I asked a woman in our ward who lives out in the country if she had bug problems.

She shook her head. "No...not really. We get lots of junebugs. And big tree roaches that fly. And some black widows. And some tarantulas. And quite a few mosquitoes because of the creek that goes behind us." Add to that the frogs, lizards, and snakes they get, and you can imagine I was feeling pretty sheepish about complaining about the little harmless roaches in our kitchen! Especially since she said they didn't have a bug problem! Perspective changes everything, doesn't it?


  1. Wow that's crazy. Perspective is definitely an interesting thing.

    But this reminds me of how we had one cockroach in our house in Hawaii and we all freaked out and then I told everyone about your problem and we started feeling bad about worrying about just one. I don't know how you do it though. They're just so big and creepy.

  2. Only because I have been where you are at now with the roaches, I can still say I would take all of the other 'bugs' over the nasty german roaches!! They just got to me after awhile. Cute photos of the boys though!! So handsome standing by the tire :)


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