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Monday, September 19, 2005

Real VT: freaking out in Barre

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Kristen Battles-Burden of Milkweed Hill discovers a new phobia — she's afraid of yellow jackets.

I didn't know this untilI found a dozen of them flying around my kitchen this weekend and,after several minutes of smushing each and every one, found myselfnearly fetal on the floor of the hallway, hyperventilating, with Davidon the other side of the baby gate asking if I was okay.

"What's wrong mommy? Did those yellow jackets sting you?"

Me sobbing: "No, David. Mommy's is just really, really scared of them. I'm just feeling very sad right now."

Wow, that's some calm, cool and collected parenting. Way to voice your feelings! Kristen's feeling better now. To find out how they're getting rid of the pests, read on.

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Cathy Resmer

Cathy Resmer

Deputy publisher Cathy Resmer is an organizer of the Vermont Tech Jam. She also oversees Seven Days' parenting publication, Kids VT, and created the Good Citizen Challenge, a youth civics initiative. Resmer began her career at Seven Days as a freelance writer in 2001. Hired as a staff writer in 2005, she became... more

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