March 12, 2010

* Lice
* A U.S. Airlines telephone operator
* Inspector Hector Plaque Detector


* A three-legged dog not on a leash
* Two hard to open Taco Bell sauce packets

I had run-ins with all of the above today.

"My teacher says that we have to wash everything in our whole house!" my daughter told me as she handed me a decontamination checklist.

Nothing excites me more than the task that awaits.

46 comments

MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

Wow....no wonder you didn't entitle this post. 'Nuff said!

Hope your weekend gets better! :)

Tracie said...

oh the inspector how I hate you....here in Canada known as Agent Cool Blue....same splatter pattern I can tell you that...so sorry for a weekend of delousing!

happyfamily said...

I'm sorry- I feel for you. Lice is a big enough reason to keep all children- even the females- shaved bald. Perhaps you should hire a delouser. Do they have those in your neck of the woods? I think it would almost be worth it.

Kelli said...

Oh my! :( Rough day. Hope the weekend gets better.

molly.cash@calloway.kyschools.us said...

I can so feel your pain...we had our own run in with those little suckers. Hate them, loathe them. There is something that Walgreens sells called Nix (I think) that allegedly kills the lice and eggs. Good luck to you!!

Camille said...

I have heard covering her hair in Mayo and then plastic wrap and leaving in on for a while will kill the lice and moisturize the hair at the same time.
p.s. I LOVE your blog!!! Thanks for all the good laughs

Kirsha said...

ughhh that doesn't even sound fun....good luck!

Vee said...

I'm so sorry. I absolutely dread that day that I get to hear those words.

Holly said...

Oh, fun for you! I'm so sorry. You should wash her backpack too. I remember my sister having lice years ago, and it kept coming back. After my mom threw away her backpack, they were finally gone. Good luck!

Tracey said...

Dear God, every Mama's nightmare. Mine happened last year...my son had forgotten his bike helmet for the inline skating class at school...he used one of their's, big mistake! Upon examination of his teen brother's head, I found them on him too. While I was 'suffocating' the little beastie's with a special treatment, hubby was washing all towels, bed sheets, pillowcases, etc, etc, vacuuming the mattresses and carpet, tossing the pillows in the dryer (high heat, it will kill them)....then I spent about four hours picking EVERY.SINGLE. NIT. out of both their heads....worth it to take the time to get every single one, as we never had anything 'come back'. So sorry to hear this has happened in your household!

Amanda said...

You just made my entire scalp start crawling. Argh! We dealt with lice when our oldest was in Kindergarten. Afterward we read that lice prefer clean hair to dirty hair. Something about it being easier to grasp or something. We've been putting styling gel in the kids' hair ever since. I don't know if that is really accurate but we've never dealt with lice since. lol

Good luck!

Mia said...

Having experienced lice on my Diva twice, I have one word for you:
OVIDE. Get it, use it and it will make the whole episode move behind you quickly.

http://1momjustsaying.blogspot.com/2010/01/lice-lice-baby.html

the thrifty ba said...

can lice come thru the monitor?

Jennifer said...

bummer most of us had deat with this at one time or another..you go girl.

Texas Dimons said...

So Sorry! We had more than enough of this one school year. Put drops of tea tree oil in the kids regular shampoo and it will help keep them away in the future. That's the only thing that worked for us. We still put tea tree in the shampoo.

ASDmomNC said...

God, I love your blog. LOL.

Emmy said...

On no! So sorry. Hope you are able to get rid of the lice quickly.

Deirdre said...

The best combs to use are the Rid double-combing system--two metal combs with angled plastic handles so you can get right up to her head. We spent 6 hours doing my daughter's long, thick hair three weeks ago, and re-combed every day for a week (much shorter after the first time). No OTC treatment will get everything, combing is the only thing that works. Good luck to you!

Sam said...

Ooooh, The lice thing is a drag. Though in the summer it is an excellent excuse for a really short haircut! And it is a great way to get rid of alot of stuffed aniamals! Webkins be gone!!!! Sorry I know how painful it is.

enSTYLEpedia said...

I am so sorry. Truley. The smell of Nix reminds me of my childhood...yes that's how many times I had lice growing up. I'm holding my breath that karma doesn't come around to get me with my daughter...
I think I'll hire people to wash everything for me...that's how much I don't think I could handle it.
Good luck. I hope it doesn't get to anyone else.

Anonymous said...

Lice is horrible! I work in a daycare and got it from one of the kids. Make sure to treat the car seats too!

Rachel said...

Oh...I feel for you! Been there -TWICE in one year! I still have nightmares, seriously.
Get a bunch of movies from Netflix, a special nit comb, and camp out in front of the t.v. at least once daily for the next week or two.
I tell you, I still know each lump and mole on each of my 3 childrens' heads.
So sorry!

.:kerrie:. said...

How terrible! My head is itching just thinking about it!

Miss A said...

Oh, eww. I *dread* the day I have the itch-inducing L-word invade our house.

You wrote the day's post perfectly, BTW. No more was needed to convey your day.

Dancing Hula in the Sunset said...

Do you have a "hair faeries" in philly? they get a good business here in San Francisco

Queen of Crafts, Current Events, and Such. said...

Well, that day sucked ....big time Jan

Anonymous said...

Love your blog!!! You always make me laugh!!!

Mc Allen said...

awww, sending you big hugs!!! {{{}}}xoxo LA

The Crane Family said...

We did lice two years ago. The mayo/saran wrap ended up working after 2 failed shampoo attempts (the school nurse didn't like it, but let her back in school anyway). Then keep long hair pulled back in a pony covered in Aqua Net to send a girl back to school for the rest of the year. It got us through the rest of 3rd grade with no more occurances....

Free Baby Formula said...

Wow..That is no good. I have heard of using listerine in your hair. Also, heard of mayonaise. Cleaning the whole house sucks. New pillows/linen. Lots of work. :)

mama rose said...

Haven't had that experience,yet. Come over and answer my literature quiz. http://bit.ly/GuhCS

Melissa said...

wow, i am sorry to hear this. i hope this week is better for you guys!

Karcher said...

use Paul Mitchell Tea Tree shampoo and conditioner. The lice and their eggs will die. If you continue to use it once or twice a week you wont get head lice again. I have 5 girls and one boy and they all had lice at the same time. I tried EVERYTHING to get rid of it! Paul Mitchell tea tree saved my life!

Angelica Bays, TygrLilies.com said...

You win!
Proceed with mass consumption of chocolate products.

WILLIAM said...

I heard Taco bell sauce can kill Lice and maybe distract dogs.

The Novelist said...

My head started to itch while reading your post! I have never (knock on wood) had to experience lice. I hope that day never comes. Good luck!

5kidswdisabilities said...

Oh, that is bummer!!! We had to do that when our newly adopted daughter had scabies. (Imagine our dismay having to tell all of the relatives and friends who held her that they needed to douse themselves in medicine!)
Hope things are better for you by now.

Too Many Hats said...

Lice - eewww - nothing makes me wriggly and itchy more. We have had them twice and hope they never return.

curegirl0421 said...

Just stumbled onto your blog, and have been laughing for an hour!

Hope you're enjoying your Blog Vacation...

And that the lice were successfully eradicated.

lisha said...

oh. the lice note. I think everyone gets it at least once. Hope it went ok.

Punken said...

Hey, I found you through 6 degrees of blogging! You are being featured on my blog today! http://jcandnoah.blogspot.com/2010/03/six-degrees-of-blogging-march-20.html

Hope you enjoyed your blogging vacation:)

Julia said...

Stopping by from my new blog hop called 6 degrees of blogging!!! you were featured on someone's blog! be sure to check it out!!

Julia
www.workwifemomlife.com

The Parent Trapped said...

Good Lord. That's a bad mess day. Add white carpet and we'll call it even. Ouch! Come to my blog to enter my art give-away. It may make you feel better! www.theparenttrapped.com
Have a nice blog break!

Mike said...

Your blog has been recommended to us as a interviewee's favorite blog!

We would like to do an interview with you about your blog for
Blog Interviewer. We'd
like to give you the opportunity to
give us some insight on the "person behind the blog."

It would just take a few minutes of your time. The interview form can
be submitted online here Submit your
interview
.

Best regards,

Mike Thomas

權選 said...

上床圖片av圖片免費色情圖台灣性網陰蒂淫妹貼圖色情激突成人論壇成人色情網激情成人聊天室情色影音鹹濕女生自慰影片淫慾自慰色情a片成人色情圖片網情人視訊網成人話題成人色情台灣成人淫蕩a圖片情色留言板女生奶頭情色成人全裸美女圖片情色寫真裸體照大奶子台灣色情成人網站一夜正妹美女裸體寫真g罩杯美女sex520情趣娃娃視訊打槍視訊辣妹uthome淫亂走光照av情色網女生高潮成人自拍火辣眉眉太太陰毛美女視訊聊天全裸入鏡火辣av三點全露

Anonymous said...

just survived a month (Feb) of head lice i thought i was never going to get rid of- 5 kids- long hair on two of them. i was horrified. i washed and vacuumed everyday for a month and they were still here- got on the internet and learned that Listerine and vinegar did the trick- guess what- we are now lice free (after poisoning ourselves three times) I'm crossing my fingers (it's been a month and i think it's over. I've also put tree tea oil in our shampoo. I can't sign my name to this because this whole lice thing was very upsetting to me!