I have been off wordpress for the last few days. Haven’t even been able to read many blog posts. Well, why april you ask. Oh I am about to tell you! It has to do with those creepy crawly head bugs that are now my arch nemesis!
I received a call thursday that my oldest had head lice and truly I was appalled! We have never come across this issue in our parenting adventures to date but here we our, now dealing with it! I immediately left work and paid way too much money on over the counter medication, the spray to kill on furniture etc. and went to work on my poor kiddos hair!If you have seen her pictures then you know that she has long thick hair and is a pain to comb! So as I am combing through her hair I see one and it’s still alive! Mother Fudger this is supposed to be dead! Two hour later and I am still combing and it’s awful!
Next it was time to do the four-year old because oh yeah she has them too! I would like to meet anyone who has successfully treated and combed out a four-year old! This child kicked and screamed the entire time that I combed through her hair until the point of frustration on my part and said to hell with it!
Next everything was placed in bags and or thrown out! So needless to say it was a late night and I was exhausted! the very next morning I could still see 6yo itching away, so I looked in her head and but of course she still has some crawling around in their little mansion that they have created in my poor daughters head! annoyed would be an understatement. So I decided to call in to work and deal with this head on, no pun intended, My boss told me about listerine and said that it has worded for a friend of hers who has been dealing with it all summer, so why not!
I listerined that child’s head like there was no tomorrow, then cleaned up the house. Gleefully happy when I combed through her hair and the bugs were actually dead like they should be! We combed and then I took the 6yo school clothes shopping as part of her bribe for sitting still. Hey, it’s the best we could do under the circumstances.
Then for the next two days we were good. That is until we weren’t anymore! Itching again today I went and got some more Listerine! doused the girls and my hair. 5yo did okay but 4 you holy crapola that child would not cooperate! I eventually spanked the poor child but that even didn’t work! So here I am drinking my red wine, hating those creepy crawly bugs! They are now and will forever be my arched nemesis! I surely hope this takes because combing through these girls hair is not going to work! O realize there are worse things in the world but this is just stressing me out! Any suggestions for a stressed out moma on how to get rid of head lice effectively?