It's a HUGE bug.
As big as the house - almost as big as the house - and mean.
(Mom: not quite that big. About the size of a palmetto bug).
It came in off the porch, fighting its way past Toby.
(Toby: I was asleep, Leia. I barely blinked at it).
But *I*, Leia, am on the job, watching and waiting for
it to emerge again so I can do battle and protect the household.
(Toby: in between naps, drinks of water, visits to the porch...).
Hey, you two! Stop it, you're spoiling the dramatic effect here.
(Mom & Toby: oops, sorry 'bout that. Do continue).
To be continued (after the bug comes out again...)