Truth: Sometimes, I exaggerate. Sometimes, I over-react. Sometimes, I even FREAK-out unnecessarily.
Question: Why did I hear the news report on the radio and see a separate news report on the t.v. AFTER we went on the Alaskan cruise?!
When we checked into our room on the cruise ship there was a tiny bug on the bed (see "adult unfed" above). Of course, I immediately freaked out. But, my ever-calm husband simply squished the bug with his fingers, *insert my high-pitched shriek* and he said, "Don't freak out."
So, I tried to convince myself it was nothing. But, I also ripped open the bedsheets and inspected every inch. Nothing. All right.
Next day: another single bug.
Me: "THIS BED HAS BED BUGS!!"
Husband: "Calm down. We're fine." He squishes the bug with his fingers.
What could we do? Complain and have the stewards spray our room and bed with pesticide?
I really wish we would've.
Instead, I checked the bed constantly and never found another bug.
Then, driving home from Seattle, there's a news report on the radio about the increase in bed bug infestations. YIKES!
Husband: "Calm down. You're over-reacting."
News report this morning on t.v.: PICTURES of the bed bugs! Yup. That's what was on the bed on the cruise ship!! YIKES!! Report tells of increased infestations in hotels and how the bugs lay eggs in your suitcases and travel home with you!! News report says you shouldn't itch because you can get an infection that can kill you.
Me: FREAKING OUT! and suddenly feeling very itchy.
Daughter: "Mom! Stop it!"
Me: FREAKING OUT EVEN MORE!! and checking my skin for bites.
Google results say to wash all your clothes and call a pest control company.
Really? Do I have to call a pest control company? I didn't complain on the cruise ship because I didn't want to sleep in pesticide, and now ... Google says my whole house needs pesticide?
Am I over-reacting? What am I supposed to do???