Summer is in full effect here in Florida.
This means that it is hot hot hot (seriously, HOT) and there are bugs everywhere.
I've lived in Florida my entire 31 years, so you would think I'd be cool with it.
But I'm not... well, okay maybe I am. But the thing is I can take the heat (you just dress cooly and stay near a body of water at all times), but the bugs.
Oh, the damn bugs.
We have mosquitoes from hell, gnats and biting flies.
Yes, biting flies.
They are the worse.
They look like normal flies that buzz around and drive you crazy, but they bite. Their bite is a specific kind of pain too. More annoying than a mosquito bite (but not as painful as a horse fly) and as surprising as a bee sting.
They always catch you off guard and leave you cursing like a sailor.
And bug spray doesn't really keep them away, it is like sweet nectar to them.
So of course, I spend the entire day swatting them away and end up missing half the fun my kids (who seem oblivious to any type of bug bite) are having.
Oh, summer... sometimes you suck.
11 hours ago