I know what you are thinking: Um, you just got married right? How can you already be going through a test? Shouldn’t you be in the honeymoon stage still? All of these are true. But hear me out.
We are suffering from a pandemic over here. Our house is under siege from icky terrible creatures that are resilient and just won’t die. We put our bathmats in the washing machine. On hot. And into the dryer. And those things were still there. They didn’t die like you would think they would. They can survive carpet powder, the vacuum going multiple times. They are crazy creatures.
What is attacking our house and just won’t give up? Fleas.
After doing research, we found out that these are actually really hard to kill. Great! We also found out that we probably have to treat our carpets a few times to really kill them all. Oh goody!
Before you get all judge-y let me mention a few things. We might not be the cleanest people on the planet, but we aren’t complete slobs. We clean up after ourselves. We shower every day. We do laundry all the time. We hire someone to come and clean our place fairly regularly. We could improve on this and have her come more often, and we might, but it’s still not a complete pigsty.
But how is this problem testing your new marriage?
- We have never really had to deal with a crisis situation before. If you have ever had fleas in your house, jumping on you and biting you, you know what I am talking about. We have dealt with deaths and issues before, but never ones hitting us in our house.
- This flea
infestationproblem has tested our marriage because we have had to communicate a ton with each other. Even though it affects us both differently, we have been able to communicate our disgust and displeasure over our little problem. Fleas really are no joke!
- We have had to figure out how to tackle the problem. We treated our place on Saturday, but there are still fleas that attack us. I’m worried that it could turn into another epidemic, as it was before we treated it. It’s affecting Jeremy’s mood (I mean, can you blame him?) so that has also been a challenge.
- We also have had to figure out how to not take our frustrations out on each other. We both know that this won’t be fixed overnight, so we just have to not kill each other before it does get fixed.
Has anyone had to deal with a flea infestation before?