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we went to the park after mother’s day lunch with my folks today, had our kites up this time round,
the kiddo ran from a distance & wanted to pass me something he picked up & as usual, i opened my palm unsuspectedly, thinking that he’s showing me some lovely dried leaves or flowering buds from the ground, but this is what he placed on my palm

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeekkkkkkksssssssssssss!!! cold, hard, curled up milliiipeeedeeee!!!!
instinctively, i just shrieked, threw that thing on the ground & hopped a little, gosh….
after leaving the millipede alone for awhile, it uncoiled & crawled away, seemingly frantically into safety hole, away from the fearless, clueless tot!
this mama better learn her lesson, twice bitten already