Saturday, August 22, 2009

L I C E

Having a moment.
A few of them.
I cut about 5 inches off my hair, and I feel like I lost some of my identity. Insecurities are seeping out of my skin like sweat.

Then, I find a lice bug in M's hair last night. Our very close friends have been fighting the lice battle all week and I have been checking us everyday. Last night I saw a little bugger behind her ear. I have spent an hour today looking very, very closely at her hair and could not see any eggs or nits. Its giving me a complex. But we are treating ourselves anyway, and now our house smells of coconut oil and rosemary.
Thats it. A bit gloom and doom.

The bright side is that lice is better than pinworms. That caused a slight moment of insanity for me when we battled that a half year ago. Many moments of slight insanity. And, some moments with our pediatrician when I demanded to have the pinworm medicine ON HAND just in case I needed it again. She does not do that. Except for me. They got sick of me calling the office. You know, the squeaky wheel thing? Yep.

2 comments:

Becky said...

Oh no! So sorry to hear that you have some unwanted visitors. Have you a washer with the sanitize option? Burn the heck out of them on the sheets and bed linens. That was a primary necessary option when I bought a new set. HAD TO HAVE IT.

I have heard that pinworms are HORRIBLE, I could understand wanting the meds on hand. Shudders.

Good luck!! Oh great, now I'm itching.

Anonymous said...

Got a good laugh this morning - an especially good post.

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