What's Grosser than Gross?
Brooke has lice.
Oh and I do too.
Yes. I am coming clean. We have lice. And its pretty gross. I would say this even surpasses vomit. I would rather have vomit.
Poor Brooke has been complaining that her head itches for quite sometime. Curtis and I blew it off. I swear she just had an anxiety problem and we got onto her about stopping the scratching, etc.
I checked her head 1000x for bugs or lice. Seriously. Once I found something that looked like a gnat so I brushed it off. I saw nothing else.
Then last week, my head started to itch. It was like my scalp was on fire. I bought some Head and Shoulders thinking I just had a dry scalp and it did nothing.
Yesterday morning I started putting Brooke itching with my itching together and decided to look at her head one more time. That's when I found the bastards. After pulling 3 or 4 out, I did what any mother would do. First I placed a frantic call to my husband. He was with a coworker so he calmly said "we will get it handled, don't worry". This made me laugh but also furious because I was envisioning a lice filled party on my head and was freaking out! Oh my God I had lice too. I called the pediatrician who said to go buy something over the counter, so that's what I did. I bought every single lice product I could find.
After giving Brooke the 2.5 hour shampoo and comb out, I then had to start on washing everything we own. Joy. Like I already didn't have enough laundry that I couldn't get done. Last night Curtis got the job of giving me my treatment. He looked at my head over and over and told me he saw nothing and didn't think I had it. I KNEW I did. I told him to treat me anyways. I will spare the details, but yes there was a small village of lice living on me. He was a good sport but men just don't know how to deal with female hair. I screamed at least 10 times LOL!
So now we begin the process of fighting off the lice. Combing, vacuuming, washing, repeat! I guess I will let you all know in 10 days if we are lice free. If not, I am calling the professional lice ladies to come in. Yes, this is an actual job that I had no idea existed until yesterday. They charge $200 an hour, but they deserve it.
I took Brooke to Toys R Us to let her pick out a gift for the ordeal she has been through. The beauty of taking a 4 year old to that store and saying "pick out whatever you want" is that she chose a $7 tea seat and a $4 pony. LOL!
Madeline and Curtis have been spared. I am so glad because there is no time to comb another head in this house right now! At least its the summer and I didn't have to call school to tell them my child has lice :)