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non, non et non!

…To all bugs who think about coming in my apartment!!!

My husband wrote on his blog that I was chasing bed bugs.  In fact, it is fleas that I am chasing.  There was a dark moment I was terrified it could be bed bugs but that was my overactive imagination.  My mother told me about the aunt of someone that she knows having them in her apartment building.  Even if the aunt didn’t have bed bugs it was a big mess for her to take precautions not to get them and her apartment was treated just in case.  It was stressful to say the least.

Afterwards, my overactive imagination had me ripping the beds and other furniture apart.  I found nothing. 

I couldn’t sleep because I would keep checking my kids to make sure nothing was biting them.  I am ridiculous.  I know.  But, I love my kids.  

Two days later, a flea jumped up on my hand while I was sitting on the couch.  Finally, I found the biting culprit!!!

Whew!  

I thought.  

After three months I am still trying to get rid of fleas while Vilay is still making fun of me for chasing invisible bed bugs.  

He started calling me an American bug freak.  

It is because Americans are afraid of GERMS and BUGS and EVERYTHING that I behave this way.  We are BRAINWASHED to be AFRAID.  (Insert scary music).  

I think he is just being an ass for saying that.  His being French has nothing to do with him being an ass.  He just is sometimes.  I love him in spite of it.

I don’t like that almost every time we have an arguement he has to somehow bring my nationality into it.    

I don’t think that is fair.   

I guess I could fire back at him that it is because he is a dirty French that he doesn’t care about bugs in the house.  However, I don’t think that is true.  

French are not any dirtier than any other people.  

I tell him HE is!

I will agree with him that I overreacted about checking for bed bugs but that is the mother in me.  We were getting bites and I couldn’t find the fleas at the time.  My mother told me how there were bed bugs in the building of the aunt of her friend during a phone conversation.  The next day my imagination took over!  

The thought of any bug crawling on my kids as they were sleeping gave me enough adrenaline to tear apart our apartment in a day and examine all the furniture.    

Yes, I overreacted.  

Yes, I laugh about.

But.  I did not overreact because I am American.  

It is because I am a BUG FREAK!!!!   :)

So, I will give Vilay that.  I did overreact about bed bugs and all bugs in general.  

He can make fun of me for it.  

But.  

It has nothing to do with me being American.  

It is simply that I am a cleaner person than he is.  :)

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  • expatraveler April 17, 2009, 2:56 pm

    I hope your little cat isn’t the culprit but I guess a flea collar of sorts could help? Good luck with that. I always hated fleas but at least they aren’t the worst thing around… And I agree with your thoughts! It’s just the way we were brought up… Not seeing the world with open eyes….

  • expatraveler April 17, 2009, 2:56 pm

    P.S. I can’t wait for more beautiful photos and I have a trip to CAlifornia in one week for sunny weather!

  • sissi April 17, 2009, 4:51 pm

    Oh we have fought too using blaming our flaws on our nationality…
    “you’re so f****american sometimes… oh well look who’s speaking! you’re so f**** french.”
    Yes, very mature and productive.

  • unbalanced reaction April 19, 2009, 12:58 am

    Hahaha— that last line is genius!

  • Mom April 19, 2009, 7:37 pm

    lol if ever you do get bed bugs i hope they love to bite only french men named vilay lol and leave all americans alone , perhaps the fleas will attack him and make a believer out of him , i can see it now vilay chashing bed bugs you laughing at the crazy man lol love you mom love you too vilay your american mom

  • Pumpkin April 19, 2009, 8:28 pm

    Expatraveler,
    It is the cat but I still love her. I wish she would let me bath her but there is no way I would even try since she has all her claws!
    I hope you have a great trip and I can’t wait to see your photos of it!!!

    Sissi,
    You would think that we would get over it after so many years of marriage but no…we don’t. :)

    Unbalanced Reaction,
    And, it is absolutely TRUE! :)

    Mom,
    Oh geez…if we ever get bed bugs I think I would lose it! One thing that worries me is that I don’t even know if it would bother Vilay or if he would just tell me that they are the same as having fleas! I don’t think so and I hope I never ever have to find out.

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