Yah, so Jordan's new expression is "So many ants!"
Why, you might ask?
Because, you guys, all of a sudden this morning we have SO. MANY. ANTS.
I came home last night and J and Betty were in the back room. He was pointing at the floor saying, "Ants! Ants! Ants!" There were a whole bunch, congregating under the carpet.
So I immediately got a wet paper towel and smooshed a whole bunch, wiping up as many as I saw.
Then again this morning he was all examining the floor saying, "Oh! Oh! Oh!"
I followed where his finger was pointing to a stream of ants heading towards a piece of food under the table.
If you have a child, you know that there is always some chunk of food somewhere that you don't want it. Or maybe I am horrifying you with my horrendous housekeeping.
"Oh!" and more "Oh!"
"Ants, Jordan, those are ants! So many ants!"
"So many ants! Uh oh!"
Uh oh indeed.
I don't know where they're coming from, although our house is not air-tight by any stretch of the imagination. But I couldn't find the starting point.
What I did find, however, was the long column of ants, marching along the edge of the carpet, heading straight to the wall, advancing along the wall, moving to the edge of the next carpet, back to the wall, around the fireplace, into the kitchen...
They're kind of fascinating, except for the fact that they completely freak me out.
I keep thinking of this story a friend of mine in Ecuador who lived in the rain forest. She said one day the ground was just covered in ants. They were everywhere. They came into her house, covered the floor, covered the walls, ate everything they came across, and then left.
Can you imagine?
I know these aren't rain forest ants, but they're so gross! Must figure out an ant solution!
Ants! So! Many! Ants!