We received a text from a friend saying that her son has head lice. We had seen them that night so it was possible Squidge was infected. So I looked and didn’t find any- phew. My first thought was that I was going to have to shave all our heads and then burn the house to the ground. Then after the panic subsided a bit I did a little internets reading and was happy to hear that I wouldn’t have to get all crazy. I went out and bought some preventative stuff an slathered it on the girl. Then I looked again- still nothing.
This morning I texted a friend to see if she wanted to meet for coffee at a soft play place. I didn’t know what to do- should I say something? I mean Squidge doesn’t have it- at least I don’t think she does. If I don’t say anything and her kids end up with it I’ll feel like an ass. Sooooo I ended up telling her and I could tell she wasn’t all that pleased. Well neither would I but I haven’t found anything on her so I thought it was safe. But STILL if her kids get it then I know it was from my kid. What are you supposed to do? What it the correct head lice procedure? Are you supposed to stay in the house for a month until you know all those suckers are gone? This evening I used the non-preventative stuff. It says to only use it if you have live adults/eggs. I figured it couldn’t hurt, right? RIGHT??!?!??!
I haven’t done myself yet, I will tomorrow morning. Let me tell you my head is soooo itchy but I think it’s psychosomatic- kind of like when I watched arachnophobia and couldn’t stop itching for a week!
So folks this is my first foray into the wonderful world of childhood creepy crawlies!! I still want to burn the house to the ground and start over but I think that has more to do with my wanting to move then with any infestation we might or might not have.