“Ladybug, ladybug” is chanted by children when a ladybug lands on their person. If the ladybug doesn’t fly away of its own accord, the child will gently blow it away, chanting “Ladybug, Ladybug fly away home.” Cute, right?
I vaguely remember playing this game as a child. And it was kinda’ fun I suppose. The thing is, as a child, you have a much different perception of things. Ladybugs were sweet and cute. However, now an adult, I see ladybugs as a pest. An annoying, obnoxious pest. You see, every year, as winter comes on, it seems our apartment turns into the winter vacation home for ladybugs.
One little ladybug is adorable – that said, corners of our porch and bedroom ceilings look more like this:
Yeah, right? Ugh. Gross. Bugs are bugs – ladybugs, ants, worms, etc. All bugs are disagreeable to me. And I get it – ladybugs are beneficial for gardening, natural and organic, blah. blah. blah. You know where ladybugs are NOT beneficial? My bathroom ceiling. And really – is there anything MORE annoying than a ladybug circling to its death inside an overhead light fixture? Buzz, click, silence. Buzz, clink, silence. Help me…
I know Fall is all but over and soon Winter will be upon us with full force. Soon the ladybugs will be gone. But for now? I WISH they would all just “fly away home.”