I get a call this morning as I’m rushing out the door for our Church Tubing party. Â It was Grandma. Â She had watched Poppet yesterday so I could attend an event. Â Apparently there is a head lice issue that has surfaced in the family. Â Now, I’ve never had lice, but the thought of these little creatures taking hold in my home is terrifying. Â I had to go, and waited the entire ride to the tube park eager to rip of Poppet’s little touque and look for infestations! Â No sign of the little buggers!
Then everyone I run into tells me to keep checking for a week. Â What!?!?! Â A week!?!?! Â No way!!!!! Â That’s it, now I’m gonna do something about it. Â My mum sentÂ us the info on tea tree oil treatment. Â We go through the entire gamut. Â Apparently if you have lice you then repeat this entire cycle a week later. Â Hoping to avoid the double duty. Â After putting tea tree oil and olive oil in our hair for 15 minutes and trying to wash it out, that bathroom was left with oil on EVERY surface. Â It was taking our own lives into our hands just to shower the stuff out of our hair!
Next we stripped beds, couches (ours is an Ikea couch and has a removable interchangeable cover – yeah!) Â Then I had to think of every single piece of clothing we’ve worn in the last few days and wash it. Â Oops, almost forgot the towels. Â Aw man! Â I DID forget Poppet’s hat, better go get it now. Â Then the crib sheet, change mat cover. Â Better take Teddy bear and Puppy too! Â Do you think I’ve over-reacted a little? Â I told ya, I’m determined they are NOT moving into our house!
Now to scrub the bathroom. Â Forget about cooking dinner. Â It was chinese take-out all the way! Â And so, a little worse for wear, a LOT tired, we are going to settle in and watch a show with a steaming cup of tea. Â Well, after we unload the dryer for the umteenth time!
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