UPDATED: Turns out bees in the ground is more common than I thought. Some people suggested a spray and others suggested kerosene and torching them. My mom bought some spray for them and Rondell sprayed last night (of course, I was inside watching from the window). So far, we haven't seen any today. I hope they are gone. I can't imagine not being able to sit on my front porch this summer...it's my spot!
That's not exactly what I said yesterday...but close. See, I have two big fears. One I have talked about before in this post, and the other...Bees!
Yesterday my mom and I were working in my yard (it's neverending, but this is the year to get it cleaned up really well). I was raking leaves when I hear my mom say "Damn it." She was swatting at what I thought was just a random bug. A few minutes later she was complaining of a pinching feeling on her side. Eventually she said, "I don't want to tell you this, but I was digging over here and I uncovered some bees." Then I saw them, hovering over the dirt...and I ran. I grabbed the kids and ran in the house.
Turns out that my mom was swatting at a bee and it had the nerve to sting her four times! She's OK. She finished cleaning up, because she's brave like that and I hid out in the living room. I called Rondell, who was working at Best Buy, to tell him and then I asked him if he was coming home...he said "no." Nice.
So, now we have to figure out how to get rid of bees in the ground so I can go back outside again.