February 26th, 2012
L-L-Lâ€¦nope, canâ€™t say it
by Terri Libenson
Aside from, well, real emergencies, thereâ€™s probably nothing else that horrifies parents quite like the â€œLâ€ word. No, no, not that â€œLâ€ word. Iâ€™m talking about:
Fortunately, Iâ€™ve never had to deal with these ghastly creatures from hell (or from other kidsâ€™ hats and combs). But Iâ€™ve heard enough horror stories to know when Iâ€™ve got a relatable topic. For this series, I talked to several friends and consulted blogs and articles. I have only one word: YEEEECCCCHHHH.
In some cases, I read that parents would get rid of the pests, only to discover that theyâ€™ve returned with a vengeance. This is after disinfecting every household possession and shaving each family memberâ€™s head. I think Iâ€™d call FEMA, declare my home an emergency zone, and then move to the nearest hotel. Bedbugs canâ€™t be as disgustingâ€¦right?
Anyway, hope you enjoy the series. Or â€“ realistically — I hope it gives you a laugh and doesnâ€™t make you relive the horror or retch your guts out. If it does, I apologize. Please donâ€™t curse me with lice.