I’m not one to get hysterical, buy into drama (unless I happen to be starring in it!) and nor do I watch endless hours of End-of-Times, they’re-coming-to-get-us news stories. But what I am about to tell you may change your life forever.
Bed bugs thrive in warm environments.
- There, now go tell all those you love.
Do you know what this means? Do you understand how freeing this news is? You must immediately stop making your bed and making your children make their beds. You are merely tucking your little bed bugs up for the day to breed happily and multiply before you hop back in with them at night. Mmm, cosy.
Now I’ve never been one to make my bed or tidy my room in childhood and well, truth be told, nor adulthood. So obviously I’m as happy as a clam about this news. But it’s bigger than this. For it’s an opportunity for those of us chained to habits, appearances, rules, obligations and expectations to be free. Let go of your security blankets, and question the status quo. Goodbye hospital corners.
So rip off those covers, strip those beds and rejoice in the naked beauty of your bare mattress. Let it breathe the sweet air of freedom!
Together we can take this new freedom out of the bedroom, and into the daylight. Let us rise up together, push back the covers on past behaviours, mess with our predictable routines, unfold our insecurities, and air out our issues. You now have the freedom to untuck that pretty top layer and stop the uninvited from breading.
….Well, this is my excuse for a messy bed, take it or leave it.
Want to sleep with multiplying bed bugs? Go right ahead. If you make your bed, well then you must lie in it…I dare you. But just know that if you come to visit and see that my bed’s a mess, well it’s just because I’m a clean freak who likes to pull back the layers.
Copyright (C) 2010 By Meg Lawton. All Rights Reserved.