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In which Amy’s fingertip is stung by a bee about an hour before she attends her fingerprinting appointment.

When you’re trying to get ready for your homestudy, you’re always in a hurry. And when you’re in a hurry, the last thing that you want is to get stung by a bee.

But that’s what happened to Amy today. I was teaching my fourth period class when I got a call. Amy doesn’t usually call when I’m at school, so I excused myself and took the call, knowing that it must be something important. Amy said, “Are you teaching?” When I assured her that I was, her voice cracked a little bit and I could tell that her lip was quivering like it does when she’s about to cry. “I got stung by a bee,” she said. “And it hurts really bad.”

Amy toughed it out and went to her LiveScan appointment and she didn’t cry when the man-who wasn’t as impressed as by Amy’s bravery as she had hoped- rolled her finger over and over on the LiveScan machine. I’m looking forward to showing this picture to our son so he can see the pain that his mama went through to bring him into our home. It may not be Lucy’s 52 hour labor, but it’s still pretty impressive.


There’s probably never a great time to get stung by a bee, but being stung on the fingertip immediately before a LiveScan fingerprinting has got to be one of the most inopportune beestings. I’m willing to admit that there might be worse ones out there-leave your terrible bee sting story in the comments below and we’ll take a vote at the end of the week.


May 15, 2013 - 3:29 am

Shannon - I got stung by a bee…IN. MY. EAR. When I was on a date. The bee dive bombed me, got caught in my hair (which was long and down) and then took refuge in my ear. He didn’t just fly out of my ear either. He panicked, stung me, and then had the audacity to stay in there, making ME plunk him out. Jerk.

I also got stung on the top of my foot at someone’s wedding during closing weekend of 42nd Street. My foot swelled up so badly I could BARELY squeeze my foot in to my tap shoe. Plus side is I didn’t have to strike the set that Sunday. 🙂

May 15, 2013 - 5:25 am

Paul - All right. That was pretty impressive, Shannon.
Can anyone beat Stung-on-the-Ear-While-On-A-Date?

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