The other day Seth started a conversation about lice. His friend told him the reason he was out of school was that he'd had lice and that he'd had a "treatment" to get rid of it.
I put treatment in quotes because that's exactly what Seth did, used air quotes.
Then he asked, "Is it true that there's a 'treatment' and what exactly is it?" Which lead to a discussion on carcinogenics verses natural remedies. LOL! I do so love my son.
At the end of the discussion I said, "Just as long as it's a bug that doesn't crawl up into your brain, you're all good."
Seth looked at me like I was an idiot. He rolled his eyes so far up his head I could only see white, and then said, "Real bugs don't live inside your body. Those are called viruses."
"No, really, there are bugs -- parasites -- that will live in your body."
Now this became a crusade to make him believe me. I started naming off every disgusting parasite I could think of. "There's even a fly that will put its larva into your skin! And then it pops out like a huge zit!!!!"
That may have taken it too far because he said those taunting words: "Prove it."
Here's the point where I should have thought through what I was going to do next. But I didn't. haha.
I grabbed my iPad and pulled up a YouTube video of the botfly.
[This video is a doozy. It's a compilation of many infestations. Do NOT watch if you're squeamish. Fair warning!!!]
By the time I started the video Bekah stood beside us intent on watching it too. They made it approximately halfway through before they ran screaming from the room. LOL!!!
Later I recounted this to Steven who gave me that same 'are you an idiot?' look Seth had given me earlier. "Great! They're afraid of going outside as it is. Now we'll never get them to leave the house."
Honestly? I think I did them a favor. They're afraid to go outside because of a wolf attack. This is WAY more likely to happen. If you have to worry about something, worry about what has the greater possibility. LMAO!