The truth as I know it:

We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life. But those who make their journey home across time & miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny and placed among us by God's very own hands. ~~~ Kristi Larson

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Lousy Louse

Here's the truth of it... lice are gross and terrible and creepy and they ITCH!  I know... because I HAVE THEM!  Yuck!

Meg and Connor also had them.  I think hope we are all bug free now.  But just look what those pesky pests have done to my laundry pile.  Sigh!

Please notice that this is knee high to my 4th grader.  Laundry fairy, where are you when I really need you?  Wasn't I supposed to have a fairy godmother somewhere in the closet?  Well mine SUCKS!


And here's another shot of it, in case you didn't feel sorry enough for me the first time! 


Calgon, take me away!!!!!!

And here is Jack, who was NONE too happy about having to be de-loused, even though the alternative was shaving his head!  (Which Liam and Connor did!) :)


I think I'll save that one for bribery or black-mail later, don't you think?

I told Brian tonight that I have become an expert "de-louser."  He said I could probably put that on my resume, uh, maybe not... but it will come in very handy on future mission trips.  Either way, I'm glad that only 3 out of six of our house ended up with it.  I feel a whole new compassion for people who have to live with lice with no remedy because these buggers really itch! And not only that, but I feel like they are all over my body.  Oh wait, maybe that's just the twitching from looking at all that laundry! :(

11 comments:

Kristin said...

Oh no!!! We got them about 3 years ago and it was not fun! I brushed my daughter's hair and one fell out! UGh!!! Creeps me out just to think about it. And I was the one who fixed her hair every day and didn't even know they were in there! And what's worse is I didn't even realize I had them until after I knew she did! Ewwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And they had hair all the way down to their backs that had to be picked strand by strand. Took hours! But, it worked and they never came back. Don't know where they got them from either :(

Kristin said...

Okay, I'm totally itching now.....

Erika Kolecki said...

We went through this last year with my two girls. Lots of {{{hugs}}} coming your way, it's SUCH a pain!!

Kristine said...

ok..you totally beat my skunk episode last fall. Oh my goodness...I am so sorry for you. That would totally cause me to start drinking.

Ugh. wash, wash, wash. There will be a lice free day soon!!!

Praying for you guys.

Kristine

Lindsay said...

Oh I hate them. Itching in sympathy! Hope you have vacuumed your mattresses and washed the pillows too or they'll be back :(

Ugh. I have goosebumps just thinking about them.

Jewels of My Heart said...

OH, I do feel bad for you! That would give me a major case of the willies! Hooray for medicine that gets rid of the little beasties!
Hope the laundry pile disappears quickly.

Bethany said...

My head is totally itching right now! Thanks a bunch! ;) Hope they leave and never come back!!!

EJ and Grace said...

Ugh! I know the feeling. I've had those pesky bugs twice. Remember when we came back from our honeymoon and had them. They sure know how to ruin wedding bliss. We spent our first day back from reality with my sweet hubby combing nits for hours while I sat in the bathroom floor. Hey and can you please wash that preggo pillow again while your at it so we don't get your bugs...JK! Have fun this week!

Nicole said...

Oh no! I really do not like stuff like that but I really hate the laundry!!!!!!!!!

Is it possible that we are somehow related?
We have matching laundry piles!!!!

Amy said...

YUCK! Itching for you....

Barb said...

Hopefully they're all gone now . . . I have such empathy for what you're going through . . . I might've considered just burning everything (pk, not seriously) . . .
Hugs,
Barb