Saturday, July 26, 2008

I am Married to the Karate Kid

We're having a bit of trouble with flies lately (someone in Okinawa remind me, are there flies there? Because I don't remember battling them in our house like we are here.) They seem to be everywhere outside so every time we open the door, about five more houseflies gain entry.

We don't own a flyswatter and I kind of refuse to get one because I find them disgusting. I mean, fly guts on a plastic spatula that then you have to store somewhere? No thanks. Besides, we've always gotten along quite nicely without one. I, personally, am a fan of the swat-em-with-a-towel-and-promptly-throw-that-towel-in-the-wash technique. I learned it from Jeff.

He, however, has advanced well beyond the towel. His method of choice? Smashing them between his hands as they fly around (and don't worry, he always washes his hands thoroughly after taking them down). Yeah, that's right, the little suckers don't even have to land for my incredibly hand-eye coordinated husband to get them.

It's things like this that keep a marriage interesting, you know?

6 comments:

Susan said...

You should get extra credit in pilot training for being able to do that.

p.s. we have a certain Uncle HL Stites who can do that...

Mom said...

Your Uncle Dean is adept at grabbing them from the side when they are situated, but snatching them mid-flight takes it to another level of skill. They probably get lulled into a sense of ease during the day and then it's BAM when the Major gets home.

Lisa said...

Jeff always talks about working on technique, right? ;) Yes, there are flies here, particularly in the late afternoon.....yet somehow they never make it indoors.

The Blake Family said...

I am picturing Jeff attacking the flies with his hands. It makes me giggle! So, what are Wyatt's comments when Daddy squashes the fly between his hands???

aderost said...

But can he wax-on and wax-off?

Jody & Joey said...

I can't say that there are very many flies here... but there are still shrews....
If flies inside bother you, don't go to England...