On why bug repellent is so important on a hike
First of all- there is no picture of my hiking horror… I was in panic mode and the last thing I thought about was being calm and taking a picture!
With that said- I will tell my story!
The older kids and their friends took an archery class today at the conservation department. Another mom and I took Eli and two other children for a hike. I encouraged everyone to put on bug spray- but I didn’t use any because I don’t get bit by mosquitoes. (Yes, I’m lucky!)
Anyway- we were walking along a dirt path and I looked down… and there were at least 50 tiny ticks crawling up my both my legs!
I about lost my mind! 😩
I wanted to crawl out of skin! 😵
At the sight of my very polka-dotted legs I almost vowed never to walk in the wild again!
But I didn’t do any of the above things!
I pulled out my library card and scraped the little boogers off! And my friend came to the rescue and sprayed me with her bug spray! I was checking my arms and legs for the rest of the hike – I found a few stray ticks trying to hang on- but in the end- I got them all off (I think)!
The moral of the story is:
Wear bug repellent on hikes!!!!!
(Ugh – I know I’m going to have nightmare tonight!!) 😱