Wednesday, September 12, 2012

You Won't Stop

Tonight was curriculum night. You gotta be good on curriculum night. That's why I arranged a couple of hours to prepare after school.

And then.

AND THEN, Brenda from the Lower School called to tell me that Mac has lice. "This is the call you don't want to get," she said.

Immediately, I knew we all had lice. I mean, this is a family that sleeps together 85% of the time. I had her call Shef down from 3rd grade, confirmed our cases and drove straight to the lice removal center. Yes, that's a real place.

While the nice lady was killing my colony for a hefty price, I demanded to know on a scale of 1-10 how bad my infestation was. A seven, she said. She thought I might be Patient Zero.

But then she saw Shef's head. Shef's Patient Zero, as it turns out. He wins for the most lice.

But does it matter? No, it doesn't. The reality is we all had lice. Also, I missed the start of curriculum night because I was waiting for my outfit to be in the dryer on high for 40 minutes and also washing my hair two times to remove the treatment junk.

That's a picture of some lice residue Stacy the Lice Lady scraped out of my hair. Just FYI. Also, I'll be waking early to comb the kids out before we go back to school. And, most of our house is quarantined.

Good times!


LH said...

omg, this is my worst nightmare. Was your head itchy? Whenever I hear about someone having lice, my head starts to itch. I know I'm not supposed to make a big deal about lice, but I really don't like the idea of lice at all.

mm said...

Ewwwww... I'm sorry. I started itching reading your post.

jdoc said...

A couple of mom friends with school-aged kids told me lice is inevitable. That can't be true, right? I mean, I can avoid lice somehow over the years, right? I realize I'm asking the wrong person here. But still.

KC said...

I never had lice before now, so I'm going to say it's possible that you won't get it.

My head was itchy, but I also have dry scalp. My head is always itchy.

We are now experts in lice removal. I will be using preventative conditioner and spray, as well. It's Ladibugs brand. I'm going to go ahead and recommend it because why not?!

KK said...

Oh, you poor thing. I never knew there was an actual Lice Removal Center. I hope I never need to know that again.

Jill said...

This is the worst excuse possible for missing curriculum night.

Also, who took your picture at the Lice Removal Center? I don't feel that is something I would have immediately thought to document in photos if I were you.