It’s Tuesday. And I thought, for just a second, that we should do an installment of “Tuesday Mom Tirades”.
This is where I grab a cup of coffee and pour it all out for you guys because I’m losing my mind. I can’t, for the life of me, get anything done.
So a day or two ago I walked into the dog’s room to find a lonely dog kibble had landed under the water bowl. This isn’t usually a problem, but that day, the stray kibble was coated in ants.
A very pretty, solid ant trail led me to a perfect tiny hole in the wall. Ants. Ants everywhere.
I left the critters alone because I knew that I didn’t have anything to kill them, and I told the husband. Two days later, they found my kitchen.
Guys. I can’t even get normal sugar ants around here, these are friggin fire ants! Ugh!
I’m over here opening up ant baits and dragging out various appliances looking like an angry Popeye right after he ate a fat can of spinach. Or at least I’d like to be pulling them out.
Unfortunately, dragging around a 26 pound weight on your right ankle as it intermittently screams something about boobies and something about cheese isn’t helping my quest to rid my kitchen of ants.
Ask me. Ask me if I’m getting anything done.
I do the technology thing, y’all. Thank heavens for the iPad. I tossed it to him like a bone to a dog and he gobbled it up.
Yes. I feel guilty. But dang it. I can’t get a thing done!
And I have two choices right now:
1. Drag him around while he hangs on my legs and begs to be carried.
2. Toss him a bone. Aka: technology.
I could baby wear. But hey! I’m going with lazy mom and giving over the iPad. I’m already at full capacity with the whole pulling out the oven thing. (Did I mention that I haaaate cleaning like this? Podcasts aren’t even cutting it for me right now. I’m already over it and I’ve barely started).
Thank you, Apple. Your creation is the only reason moms can rid their lives of fire ants (and clean their bathrooms).
Anyway, I’m going to battle those friggin ants and share some various tools below for you to check out. But seriously, I don’t even know if this stuff works.
Out of a silly spirit, I bring to you: products to help rid your home of pests. Both two-legged and six-legged.
P.S.: What kind of coffee lover would I be if I didn’t post one of our favorite coffees?
PPS: I actually wrote this post yesterday. Last night I put out the ant bait. This stuff worked.