June 20, 2003

Cabin Fever

We're back home, a day or two earlier than we had planned. Some friends of ours had generously given us the use of their cottage in the Adirondacks. A beautiful summer place on a lake, rustic charm with all mod cons.

Problem was, our son (23 months old) was being eaten alive by bugs. Poor little guy! We had sorely misled him: we had given him books and toys and even a video which told him the bugs were his friends. This week he discovered otherwise. Bugs are not the cute and cuddly creatures he had been led to expect: they swarm, and they bite, and they draw blood.

Then there was the very beautiful wraparound deck: not only not child-friendly, but worse than unchild-friendly: a veritable toddler death trap.

So we're back in the city, where I guess we belong.

Posted by Invisible Adjunct at June 20, 2003 08:44 PM

I'm glad you're back, but what a sad experience for your son! I hope the itchy bites go away soon.

Posted by: Rana at June 22, 2003 02:09 PM