We finished the vomit bug, spent several days well, went to co-op yesterday, and got the dreaded news last night that a child at co-op had been found to have lice.
Oh. My. Word. Please no.
I went into full panic mode. I have a lot of heads of long hair that cause an all out panic attack when I consider dealing with lice. I had Liberty wash Elliot’s hair in tea tree oil shampoo. Then I read about olive oil soaks. I soaked all the kids’ hair in olive oil for an hour from 9pm-10pm last night. Washing it out of everyone’s hair took almost an hour after that.
And then the kids got up with Blaine and watched the blood/blue moon at 5am. And stayed up after because… schoolwork.
So today we’re all dragging. And I’m washing every piece of laundry that went to co-op yesterday. Like these shirts. Because briefly, ever so briefly, I felt like I had it all together. I’d rounded up red and black plaid shirts from five stores until I had one for each child, and they all wore them to co-op.
These are are the days. I might not miss this one though.
The Mrs says
I’ve heard that lice HATE strong dandruff shampoo. Something to consider. Easier to deal with than oils. I sincerely hope you do not get headlice.
Good to know! Thanks! I’m willing to try anything. Makes me crawly just to consider the possibility.
Charlotte Moore says
Oh no!! Bless you!! I worked in the school system for over 25 years. Every time there was a lice check I felt like they were all over me. I have very long hair and I was always petrified I would get them. Thank the LORD I never did.
It’s a scary thought! I was itchy just reading the articles about prevention and treatment last night. So gross!
IF you find lice, mayo in a shower cap, overnight will suffocate them. Nasty to wash out, but they will be gone. Good luck.
I knew I’d heard something about lice and mayo. Thanks!