Fire Ant Contest!

When we were pretty little we kids used to have strange contests to prove ourselves and see who was the bravest, strongest and most enduring.

One of these archaic rituals was our fire ant contest! We would look for the biggest ol’ fire ant mound we could find and take a vote on which two of us were up. Then the two that got picked had to put their bare hands and arms into the fire ant hill and keep them in for as long as they could stand, while all the other brothers and sisters crowded in watching closely and cheering you both on! We would watch our rivals face closely for any signs of weakness. If we thought we saw some it gave us the willpower to stay in a little longer.

Whichever one pulled their arms out first lost the contest and a good bit of admiration and approval! 😉