I spent my birthday eve crossing one of those bridges into parenthood. You know how you have to live through colic and blowouts, ER visits and ear infections to really join the club? You also have to endure lice.
The mermaid woke up Thursday complaining about having to go to school. "I'll get ready for school as soon as my head stops itching!"
One quick look and there were eggs aplenty. Even a novice delouser could spot them.
"It's your lucky day! You don't have to go to school."
J didn't quite believe me, so he googled lice images. Mistake. Blegh! How was I supposed to eat breakfast after that?
I was going to clean the house (luckily for me, J took care of that. The place looks awesome.)
But instead, I bonded with my 8 year old as I picked through her hair for two hours. And then I bonded with my husband as we realized we both had them, too.
And I washed 8+ loads of laundry. On super hot. I hope my clothes didn't shrink too much.
The best part was the next day when I took M to school. The nurse had to check her head before she could come back. Then she checked mine for me. Awesome.
thanks to Da for that Anti-Lice shampoo freebie win. When we first got it, we thought "what are we going to do with this stuff?" Um. Use it.