We didn't see very many ladybugs in Portugal. I always notice when I see one because they remind me of my mom. When my little sister was born ladybugs were swarming and so we bought her so many ladybug things. Turns out she's not that into ladybugs, which is why they make me think of my mom instead of my sister. My mom is really the one who loves them right now. So when we saw a ladybug in Portugal, I noticed. The one that I most clearly remember was outside our front door. We weren't even going out, I opened the door to shake the sand out of my shoes and there was a little black and red spotted beetle, just sitting. Waiting for me to open the door and discover him.