- Don't wash your pretty red tablecloth with the kids clothes, unless you'd like your sons to have pink socks. I hope my boys enjoy their pretty pink socks I made for them.
- Laundry never ends, it just reproduces itself. I'll have to go tackle some more when I'm done here.
- It's only when you're most frazzled and overwhelmed that you'll hear the dreaded words, "Your daughter has live head lice".
It's been one hell of a week. And the topper was every mom's all-time favorite: Lice. I was at the doctors office for a weigh in (Liam's, not mine) and found that my little guy has put on a whole pound in the last 2 weeks (Yay!) when the school nurse's office called. Piper had live bugs in hair, and they were going to check Bridget out.
Both girls were contaminated. Two hours and $30 later I was was bathing my girls and washing their hair with the nasty louse killer shampoo. I would love to have done the organic system, but that would have been $50 for one set. I just can't afford it. I did a damn good job, though with the washing and combing. I've been doing daily checks to find any missed nits, and so far, I've found very little.
I've decontaminated the house, bedding, clothing, and everything else, and am feeling very good about the job I've done. But I have to say, while I've had no real symptoms of lice, every time I really think about them, I scratch my head. Then I shudder a little.
I will be swimming in Tea Tree Oil Shampoo and Conditioner for the foreseeable future. I suggest everyone else do the same.