Friday, May 18, 2007
A Call From The School Nurse
It's never really a good thing when the school nurse calls you at work. Yesterday was no exception: Vicki had lice. I had to leave work to pick her up immediately. When I got there, I expected Vicki to be freaking out about 'bugs' in her hair. She was freaking out, but not about that. She was all worked up about spraying the furniture, her bed, washing her bedding, etc. She was afraid that I would be 'too tired' to do all that last night. Never fear: I got it all done. We bought the RID kit at Fry's and got to work. Let me just say, I have never, ever had to deal with this issue in my life! I never had it, and the other kids never got it, either. It took almost 3 hours between the shampoo and the gel and all that combing. Now I know why my girlfriend cut her daughter's hair short when she got lice! What a project! AND...I have to do all this again in 10 days! I have to say, Vicki was really good while I was doing all that combing with the microscopic-toothed comb that's included in the kit. She read her book the whole time and told me she was pretending to be at the salon! After we got her hair all taken care of, I put her bedding in the dryer (I called Big D and had him put it in the wash when I was on my way to pick her up at school). Then I washed all of Vicki's dirty clothes in hot water, then I sprayed all the furniture, her mattress, backpack, etc. By the time I was done with all the washing and spraying, we had just enough time for a quick bite to eat before Vicki's alteration appt last night for her flower girl dress! That will be another blog altogether! I had Big D check my head just in case, and I checked his, but we both lucked-out: No lice! Needless to say, I slept very well last night. Vicki did too. She told me this morning it was so nice that her head wasn't itchy anymore!