We have tulips all over our yard, they are beautiful to look at. But I always tell the kids NOT to pick them, “Just let them be pretty in the yard” I tell them. But to be honest the REAL reason I do not want them to pick the tulips is because they FREAK me out. Yes I am sure you think I am nuts, but I really do not like tulips next to my face. Sure they are beautiful on the outside but then you go to smell them, take a little peek inside and it looks like a BIG HAIRY SPIDER is going to jump out and get you. At that point I do not want to smell it I want to bat that thing away from my nose …. stomp on it like a super hero to kill the spider inside and feel like I have won the victory.
But instead I have to act like a grown up and not show my irrational fears to my children. When they bring me a fresh picked tulip from the yard and say “Look mom I picked it for you, smell it”. I get to lean down, and smell it… I do it with one eye half open and take a quick smell and say “Oh pretty” and TRY not to have a grimace on my face lol.
Am I the only one that thinks the inside of a tulip looks like a spider???