Monday, February 9, 2009

Sometimes, it seems that life just couldn't get any better....and then it does!

Conversely, sometimes it seems like it couldn't get any more stressful, and then your daughter brings home a note that says a child in her class has head lice. And your sanity begins to crack, just a tinchy bit.

And while your child doesn't have head lice, it *feels* imminent. So you quarantine her in the most loving way you know how, by sending her into the basement as soon as she enters the house. Where you get her undressed and wash all her clothes, backpack and lunch bag in the hot cycle. Twice. And you give her a bath. And you wash her bedding. In the hot cycle. Twice.

And you vacuum the whole house. Twice.

And you check every one's heads. 19,309 times.

And even though, no one has lice (yet) those cracks in your sanity start to get bigger.

And you think you might have to start homeschooling.

Or, you'll have to set your house on fire.

I am praying for the BIGGEST hedge of lice prevention. And will be very busy on guard the next several days. Weeks. Months. Years.


neeter said...

I've read several places that some lavender essential oil in the shampoo helps repel the nasties.

Nice and calming too.

Good luck avoiding this. head lice is huge on my list of things to be avoided at all costs.

Heather said...

I checked H's head this morning....and went over the NEVER share combs.........blah blah blah. I am well on the way to making her as vigilant as we are. (not sure if that is a good thing!) :) You aren't going to get it.