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Meghan Cox Gurdon: When leeches give a kid the creeps, there's nothing like a pair of socks

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"I'm scared of them. What if they get me?" "They're not going to get you," I said, drawing the blankets up beneath the youngest daughter's chin. Smoothing the covers with my hand, I took care to tuck her feet in so that she was wrapped up like a human calzone, as she likes. "But they might get me." "Sweetie, it's too dry in here. Leeches don't like the dry. They like wet, dark swampy water."...

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