Friday, August 21, 2009

Those Darn Bloodsuckers...

As a kid vacationing at the Nichol's cabin in Pinetop, AZ I would always be covered in mosquito bites, especially on my neck. When I was 16 I was out on the trampoline with my boyfriend one night and my legs were covered in mosquito bites. I have since then been very cautious during the summer. The last 5 years or so I have been really good and maybe only get bitten once. This summer that has all changed... we were outside having pie and ice cream (I had banana cream pie with chocolate ice cream; yum!) and I didn't change my shorts to pants or use bug spray because I had thought it was cool enough outside for mosquitos not to be out. Boy was I wrong! I have seven bites on the foot below (you can only see six), two on that same leg by the knee, two on my other foot, and one on that leg by my knee. So not fun and it has been a long time since I have itched so badly. I have discovered though that with some anti itch cream and Benadryl the itchiness does go away. I am definitely going to be more like my mom and always put on bug spray because I never want to go through this again.



11 comments:

Stacey said...

I really don't like mosquitos, they kinda freak me out. It's so horrible trying to sleep when you itch everywhere, I feel your pain. Sleep well:)

Ashley said...

Misquitos seem to like me more than other people too. I hate it. I've done pretty well this summer but yesterday I got 3!

Nichols Family said...

Ouch!!! I also don't like mosquitos!! What is the point of their existence!!??? But to hurt people!! Darn bugs!!!

The Lucas Gang said...

Ewww, I have never been bitten by one but I am sure they itch.

JackandJaneyNichols said...

What were you doing on the trampoline with your boyfriend????

Never get caught without your "OFF"

Bobbi Jo said...

That looks really painful and itchy. Oh how I hate to be bit by mosquitoes. You might want to get some Acidophiles at the health food store. They hate it when people have this in their system. Try not to itch! Hugs, Bobbi JO

Josh said...

I thought this was going to be Twilight discussion. I'm disappointed.

KNichols said...

Bummer! At least they weren't all living in your house, like the 20 or so that were in our bedroom! They are a pain in the tush to get rid of :)

Amanda M. said...

Oh mosquitos, I have battled with them too. We must have to same blood running through us that they just love!

Melissa said...

Ouch!!! Jaclyn that looks horrible! Get better!!!!!

Aaron Kelsey and Cambria said...

I haven't had a mosquito bite in a long time. I hate them though.