And here's Mad Max 5 minutes later when I told him we needed to go inside and change out of his suit and into some play clothes (so he could get back to dirt digging). This is the face that will haunt my dreams:
*Don't know what a botfly is? You probably don't want to. But if you're not squeemish, here's a little info about them (this is the human botfly variety - scroll down to read about them). And if you're down right curious/strong-stomached/kind-of-a-sicko, there's a whole slew of videos on youtube of them being removed (I'm talking to you, Juli). There's one I'd recommend, but I'm not going to link to it on here because I would probably lose some followers. If you're desparate to see it, email me. It's the grossest thing I've ever seen. Even worse? Quinn saw the last half of the video (after the larva has been removed), and then asked to show it to Papa when he got home from work. He wasn't quite ready for the first half (while it's being removed) and nearly threw up. Really. That's my bad mothering moment of the week. But he's fine now and he and Max run around all day calling each other botflies now. Which is every parent's dream.