This title sounds a bit like a whiny post and that is because it is. My daughter came home with head lice for the third time and oddly enough, she was playing with the same kids every time. If you have ever experienced this, you know I have a right to whine about it and if you haven’t experienced it, let me tell you that it is anything but fun. You have to vacuum everything…mattresses, carpets, couches, chairs. As if normal, everyday laundry with three kids is not enough, when head lice moves in, every single article of clothing that is may have come in contact with your child has to be washed…all of the bedding, towels, etc…EVERYTHING! All stuffed animals and fabrics that cannot be washed (dress-up clothes) have to be placed in an airtight bag for three weeks. Then the worst is that it breaks your heart knowing that you are intentionally pouring pesticides over your child’s head. The smell alone is enough to gag you. As I rinsed the crap from my child’s head, I secretly cursed the parents of the kids who gave it to her. Hw could they leave it go untreated? It is not fair to their children or the people around them. I would not want to see my child constantly scratching. I decided to take matters into my own hands…Courtney is no longer allowed to go to their house, nor are they allowed in ours until I know they have been treated and are lice free. I think hey probably use the lice shampoo on their kids, but getting rid of lice is so much more than just shampooing…it is the thorough cleaning and the careful combing for the next ten days. The second thing we have done to get id of it once and for all is give her a haircut. Yes, it was drastic, but hopefully it is the last we will see of lice in this house….EVER!
Good thing she has a really pretty head!