We made jokes when we left the house for an overnighter, "Who will feed the ants?" or when Stephen would put his empty cereal bowl in the sink at 10 pm, "Hey, don't wash that. Leave it for the ants."
It didn't help the ants that their uprising took place at the same time that we received, not one, but two big fat roaches in one week and found a HUGE spider guarding an egg sack in the boys bathroom. I decided to take action. Kill them, kill them all...
Steve and I were at the store picking up some groceries when I remembered that we had a war to wage at home. Steve went to choose the perfect weapon. He returned with a promising looking brown spray bottle which he tossed in the cart.
"Is that what you want?" He asked.
"Does it kill everything?"
"It should, it's called 'Kill Everything'."
We chuckled. Kill Everything. That's a lot of power to carry in a spray bottle. I could already see the ants, lying on their backs, tongues hanging out, with little x's for eyes. The roaches and spiders and millipedes too. I would kill them all, kill everything.....muahahaha!!!!
Well, as it turns out, Kill Everything does not. I think it should be called, Spray Everything, or Stink Up Everything, or perhaps Annoy Everything. All is not lost, however, since the ants did not like being sprayed and annoyed by the stinking liquid every morning. They have issued a retreat, made themselves scarce. I can live with that.