a sister moment
hood canal, 6/2
flysquatter - noun, a handled implement for batting at flies.
(beautiful Sunday morning, sunshine streaming in through the windows, kitchen door open to the fresh air, and bugs)
L (on the window seat): What IS that?!?
L (looking up wildly): It's a bug! It's a huge bug!! It's a bee!!! A bumblebee!!!!
me (clued in now, and seeing it): It's a fly.
L (slightly calmer): A fly?!
K: Are you sure, Daddy?
L (waving her hands): Get it aWAY from here!
me (laughing): It's just a fly.
L: We need a... a.... one of those flysquatters, like Grandmama has.
me (not laughing): Nah, I'll just catch it and put it outside.