Scared-y Kitt

Everyone has irrational fears. For some it’s spiders or maybe snakes. Others have fears of heights or tight spaces. Not me. Don’t laugh. Some of you may even remember from a prior post explaining the many varied reasons for this fear, but my irrational fear comes from these guys…


They seem innocent enough, but I’m telling you… It’s a trick. They are truly out to get me and they’ve decided this weekend to get more aggressive in their campaign to make me lose my mind. Like the things I wrote about in my prior post weren’t enough? At least back then it was spaced out over years!

What happened? Yesterday evening I decided to do something nice for hubby and get him some ice cream from the home made ice cream shop down the way. I had barely stepped out to my front walk up when frogs began dive bombing me from above! I admit it. I screamed bloody murder…then opened the door and told hubby he needed to get his butt out there to remove them. As my heart threatened to palpitate out of my chest I was grateful for one thing. Their bad aim. Thankfully, this time they were close, but no cigar.

I know what you guys are thinking. Kitt, that was one isolated incident. Right? Wrong!!!!

This afternoon, it was pouring out. Hubby, who is off today, decided to come with me as we took our girls out for their potty break. He grabbed the umbrella and stepped past our walk up to open it…and it started raining frogs from under The umbrella. I’m just glad I was standing at the door and not under that umbrella or I would’ve probably fainted, knocked my head on the concrete floor and had to be rushed to the ER with a bloody head and a concussion. It would have been horrible.

At least these particular frogs don’t seem to have the timing of the frog we discovered on our trip home from the airport after the Bahamas back in April. That tenacious MF’er didn’t show itself until we were going 80 mph down I-4. There I was, sitting peacefully in the car, relaxed and looking forward to seeing my girls in a couple of hours when this green, slimy thing works it’s way up from under the top front part of our hood and onto our windshield. Squealing like an utter sissy I start stuttering and babbling about the freaking frog on the window!!! (Seriously? Those suction cup thingies on that little terrorist’s fingers must be incredibly strong to withstand that kind of speed and maintain it’s position.)

Of course, hubby has to be the calm, rational one and say, “Kitt! Calm down. The frog’s on the OUTSIDE of the car.”

Please, like something as small as details are going to make a difference when there’s a Fracking FROG moving across a windshield of our car that’s going 80 mph? Seriously…it headed deliberately across the front of the car toward the side mirror on the driver’s side. Yes, hubby had to tell me to stop hyperventilating even as he admired the strength and tenacity of my little foe. He didn’t seem to appreciate that WE WERE UNDER ATTACK!!!!!

As if taking pity on me, he offered to roll the window down to flick the beastie off our vehicle. I nearly gave myself whiplash shaking my head in denial. Hell no!!! Can you imagine if the thing accidentally got flung INTO the car? I’d die!!!! No thanks.

Fortunately, between changing lanes and using the tool inside the car to turn the mirrors, the beast was expelled from our vehicle. Relief may have been too mild a description for how I was feeling. It’s a good thing love means not laughing your butt off at the hysteria of your partner because if he’d have laughed then, I might have killed him.

Am I aware that my fear is irrational? Sure. Does it matter one bit? Hell no! Now it’s your turn to share. What causes irrational fear in you? Any stories to share? Don’t leave me hangin’ here!

37 thoughts on “Scared-y Kitt

  1. Katie says:

    Centipedes. They’re too quick, and I can just imagine how gross all those legs would feel crawling on me or in my mouth.

    I’m also not a fan of hand sanitizer. It’s not really a fear, it just grosses me out.


    • Kitt Crescendo says:

      Ugh. Yeah…that’s not a thought I want to entertain. I remember after watching “Star Trek: The Wrath Of Khan” I was terrified of ear wigs. Had no idea what they were, but was afraid they went in your ear and ate your brain…LOL!

      As for hand sanitizer…the foam stuff doesn’t bother me that much, but I’d much rather actually wash my hands.


  2. Mae Clairae says:

    LOL! Thanks for the entertainment, Kitt. I’m sorry you were freaked by all these froggy incidents, but they made entertaining reading. 🙂 I love frogs!

    Bears, however, completely freak me out (not that I’ve ever encountered one). And BUGS, creepy crawling things (with a few exceptions like fireflies, crickets and grasshoppers) will send me screaming and swatting if one lands on me. It’s not pretty.


    • Kitt Crescendo says:

      Aw, glad you got a chuckle, Mae. Someone should.

      Bears could be scary, but for some reason, I find them powerful and interesting, especially after I saw the movie Wild America.

      In the bug department you & hubby have a lot in common. They only usually bother me if they’re in my face. Literally.


  3. ramblingsfromamum says:

    erm where the hell do you live to have frog rain? Me- spiders – spiders and spiders – big ones, hairy ones, ones that run fast, ones that jump, one’s that are black, ones that are slow and stealth …I think you get the idea…..


    • Kitt Crescendo says:

      I do! And I’m in Florida. The rational side of me says they were either high on an outer wall of my house or on the ceiling of the front walk up. The irrational side only knows they’re out to get me.


  4. Shannygirl says:

    I feel you pain honey… I’m that way with big spiders… My mom was scared of frogs too.. this woman beat a rattle snake to death with a broom… but put a frog in her house and she was


  5. brickhousechick says:

    “It”s raining frogs, Hallelujah…it’s raining frogs”. YIKES! I’d much rather it be raining men any day! Anything slimy gets me too. In Puerto Rico we have a lot of lizards and iguanas. The lizards (lagartijos) always got inside and in our bedrooms. There is nothing worse than a lizard crawling up your bed while you are trying to sleep!!! I remember when they would get stuck in the windshield like your frog. No wind could get them off! My skin is crawling right now remembering this.


    • Kitt Crescendo says:

      Oh, I’ve heard. My best friend in high school was Boricua. She went back to PR on vaca once and brought me a Koki shirt. I didn’t know how to tell her they gave me the Heebie Jeebies, so I just said thanks. 🙂


  6. Don't Quote Lily says:

    I remember that post! Holy hell, funny the way things work. Something like that would NEVER happen to someone who’s not afraid of frogs. But it WOULD happen to you…multiple times. That’s insane!!! And very creepy. How does it rain frogs? Ick!


    • Kitt Crescendo says:

      Raining frogs may have been a mild exaggeration. Because it’s rainy season he left the umbrella leaning against the corner near the front door, handle side up. When he opened it, a few frogs that had decided to hang out (or maybe fell) inside the umbrella came tumbling down.


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