Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Bee careful out there!

Ok, so the weirdest thing happened last week. I took the kids to meet Mr. Wonderful for a picnic lunch in an open field behind his work. We were all eating lunch and minding our own beeswax... when a breeze blew some of our garbage off the picnic table and Benny got up to get it. I'm think he must have stepped on a hive on the ground or something because before we knew it there were bees swarming all around us. Then it was like a scene straight out of a horror movie. The kids were all getting stung and they were running around and screaming and trying to get away. It happened so fast. It was just awful. Then as I was tending to Celeste and Benny and Jon was taking care of Charity, I looked over and saw a HUGE swarm around Jakey's head. I swept him up and we all ran to the car. We thought everything was fine until Jakey started freaking out and screaming again. Apparently there were two bees in his shirt, under his overalls, that stung him twice. :( Those ruthless bees. The kids were so traumatized by the whole thing... it took them over 20 minutes to stop crying. Benny kept asking, "Why did they do that to us Mommy?" And Celeste kept wailing, "Why are there bees in the world?" And Jakey- "They hurt me and didn't even say sowy!"


The worst part was that Celeste got stung on her lower lip. We were really worried about it because it swelled up a ton and it seemed she was developing an allergic reaction to it. So we decided to take her into urgent care for treatment. The doctor informed us that around the months of Aug-Sept. bees become more aggressive and they'll sting even unprovoked. Anyway, so he checked out all their owies and gave us a prescription for some heavy duty allergy medication for Celeste. Thankfully, her lip returned to it's normal size that afternoon. So we breathed a sigh of relief... until she woke up the next morning and looked like this...



The swelling had spread to her cheek during the night and she looked so miserable!! Poor thing. :( But we kept her on the medication. She's fine now. Everybody is fine now... except when they see a bee.

After watching my kids go through that I think Celeste brings up a good point... why are there bees in the world anyway? I could do without honey.

5 comments:

Jill said...

That is awful!!! Anna was actually stung by a wasp twice this week - made me so mad! FYI - we need bees to pollinate food in our gardens. If only they'd leave US alone! ha ha!

Julie Jardine said...

Well, we all know that we NEED bees to pollinate, so we can have the yummy fruits and veggies. But I don't know why we need wasps!
I'm so sorry that this happened to your family. What a crazy thing. Your kids will probably remember that over a lot other things in life. Hopefully they can get over it. Sorry it happened. Love you guys!

Melisa said...

I'm guessing you won't be watching the Bee Movie any time soon. I'm so sorry that happened to you. Sounds traumatic!

The Woods said...

Oh, that looks just awful! I hate bees and wasps even more than snakes or spiders.

Anyway aren't ants supposed to ruin picnics? What were those bees thinking!?!

6jardines said...

horrible....but a cute story...especially the kids yelling WHY??????.....that made me sad and happy at the same time.
We tried to drown a bee at the pool yesterday...we poured gallons of water on it...it refused to die...
we needs those bees...unfortunatly...I feel the same way about BATS....they do some good...but not worth it in my opinion. :)

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