When I was really little, for as long as I can remember, my parents said this little rhyme to me as they tucked me in for the night:
Don’t Let The Bedbugs Bite.
Starting with my daughter, and now with my son, I started saying that to them when they were getting tucked in for the night. Until, of course, very recently. One of the things that’s pissed me off the most is that bedbugs have taken away the fond memories of that little rhyme, that I’ve known ever since I can remember.
I now understand that “sleeping tight” means having the sheets tucked in very tightly, in order to prevent the bedbugs from biting you. Obviously way back when the saying was first invented, bedbugs were a common occurrence.
Well I can’t bear to say it anymore. Since we started this battle, I changed the words. Now when I tuck the kids in, I say this:
See You In The Morning Light.
There’s really no point in me continuing this blog, since we’ve essentially won our battle, but I will be ever vigilant to make sure this doesn’t happen again. If you’ve found me because you’re currently suffering with bedbugs, Please know you’re not alone, and that you CAN beat the dreaded bedbug.
From what I’ve read online, our bedbug fight was a short one. It didn’t feel short, but I’m very grateful we didn’t have to have more sprayings or fork out more cash for the heat treatment.
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