On Monday we had a great family day at Underwood Farms. It’s like our local Disneyland. Pumpkin loves it, we have a yearly pass and basically the day costs us $10-$20. It’s great! Even on a semi-crowded day, it was still fabulous. Lots of people picnicking and relaxing while the children ran. Pumpkin rode the train abut four times.
One of the things discussed on the farm is the bee hive. There are bees everywhere because bees help support life. I get it. But the only thing… I’m completely terrified of bees.
Maybe that’s incorrect. I’m terrified of getting stung by a bee. I have been stung once but it was coming out of a pool and I don’t remember it at all. I’m not sure if the fear is getting stung, or not being able to get the stinger out or acting like a total fool in front of my daughter.
We sat down to eat our hot dogs after another train ride and what sits right next to me…a bee. I go into panic mode because I really don’t want to be stung. Pumpkin starts saying bee bee! Then I snap into mommy mode of making sure she doesn’t try to catch said bee.
Mommy mode continued to take over as I just sat still as a board wishing it would go away. It would go away but then come back. There was more sugar to get after all.
Thankfully we left without a stinging incident, but my husband mentioned that I have to get over it because he doesn’t want pumpkin to have a fear of bees. I understand I don’t want her to learn a fear just cause I’m a scaredy cat. But what can I do? Do you have a fear of bees? What do you do around your kids? Do you hide your fears from them? Or talk to them about why Mommy is afraid?