I thought I would post a quick update for any of you coming for a trip soon to note that the late spring flight of love bugs is now upon us. (Click that link for information on love bugs if you aren’t familiar with them.)
It hasn’t been bad, at least it hasn’t been where we live. If you’re picturing thick clouds of bugs, that’s nowhere near a realistic scale. I only mention it because they seem to be a topic of conversation each year on the popular Disney information forums, and because a lot of kids might display some anxiety over the bugs and it’s always good for a parent to be prepared to deal with anything that might come up. These bugs do not bite or sting, so you can assure your kids (and yourselves!) that they can’t hurt you.
They’ll probably be around into May, so if you have a trip planned during this timeframe, you may want to come up with a colorful bedtime story about a friendly love bug so perhaps the bugs won’t seem so strange or scary.