This picture says it all, doesn’t it?!
Last night, just before bed I noticed Liam was itching his head. Now that wouldn’t be too unusual, he suffers from Eczema so he is often scratching his super dry skin but it’s mostly on his arms, in the crook of his elbow area. As I was saying his good-night prayers with him, I thought I’d check his noggin. AGGGGGGGH!!!!!! For the first time in our house… we had LICE!!!!
I quickly sent Dave to the pharmacy for the essential delousing equipment and a new set of hair clippers. I know shaving his head wasn’t necessary, or so I’m told, but after having kids for thirteen years and a ZERO Lice record, I didn’t want to take any chances. It was NOT spreading! My daughter loves her long hair…
I used to add a few drops of Tea Tree Oil in every new bottle of shampoo that came into the house, just to be on the safe side. I hated it when those “Lice Warning” letters came home from the school. I must have thought we were invincible because I haven’t done this in a while. Trust me, I’m stocking up again!
I started doing laundry at 11pm yesterday ~ it’s almost 24 hours later and I’m still doing laundry! I think I’ll be taking the rest of the load to a Laundromat, my dryer is on its last leg and this is taking FOREVER!! I only have to put the stuff in the dryer on high heat for at least 20 minutes right?
Have you ever had to deal with Lice? Every time I think about it, I start itching my head… aggggh!