So... I had to go on a business trip to NYC from Austin. Since my husband has family in NYC, I took the family (we paid for part of the trip - anything that was over what I would have spent for just me). Anyway, we got home at 12:30am Sunday night/Monday morning due to traffic and construction. DD was fast asleep in the truck so I brought her in and put her on the couch so I could keep half an eye on her while we unloaded the truck. She woke up about 30 minutes later as I was putting the cooler items into the fridge.
She was standing next to me holding onto my leg, when all of a sudden, she let out this blood-curdling, make-Jamie-Lee-Curtis-proud scream which stopped my heart. My husband, who at that moment was standing on a kitchen chair in the pantry putting away unused plasticware, fell off of the chair and rushed into the kitchen. DD was trying to climb me and then began to scream "BUG, BUG, BUG".
We then noticed the water bug running in circles (probably because he'd been disabled by the sonic blast from my 2.5 year old). So, said bug was quickly dispatched into the garbage. It took us 2 HOURS to get our little one back to sleep. Ugh.
We got up the next morning, I got her ready for school and opened the front door and darn if a water bug didn't have the audacity to die right in front of the door. Needless to say - meltdown #2.
I had my husband go through the house and check for remaining bugs. But, she's now terrified of them. I think the water bug must have crawled on her.
Anyone have any suggestions to get her over her fear of them? Or should I just ignore it and not make a big deal of it?