One week into the school year I woke up and noticed my head was itchy. That happens sometimes, and ever since we had lice a few years ago whenever my head itches I dig out the lice comb because I am paranoid like that. It's always clear, but not this time :<( I checked all the kids, and the girls had it too. NO!!! I called off work and called them out of school and off we went to Walgreens to buy the shampoo. After combing through Whitney's hair for a LONG time and getting anxiety about going through all this again I picked up the phone and made an appointment at a lice salon. It was expensive but WORTH IT. She got everything out of all our hair, then I went home and cleaned. And did laundry (12 loads in just over 24 hours). And changed all the beds. And bagged up a bunch of stuff. It was a hot day, and we are enrolled in the summer discount program, and late in the afternoon I realized they had turned off our a/c and it was 84 degrees in our house. All I could think was "I AM SO DONE WITH TODAY!!!!." Then I had the thought come to my head that if lice is my biggest problem, I'm doing ok. That really made me think. It was an annoying problem and horrible day, BUT it was very temporary. How many people wish that lice could be their biggest problem. After that I was able to move through the rest of my clean-up with a semi-cheerful attitude. All rechecks have been clear so far, so I think we beat it!
May 5-12, 2016
5 weeks ago