I had vivid dreams last night that I was pulling head lice out of my best friend's hair. Yup, my head lice PTSD is in full swing. Might explain why I spent my day vacuuming the couch and yelling at Rachel if she went near any upholstered furniture other than her assigned armchair. Also? I tried to convince her that she would look really cute with a shaved head.
Don't worry - she didn't buy it. She's smart, that one.
Can we talk about something else? Anything? I'm thinking I should rent myself the first season of Downton Abbey and watch it, just to take my mind off things. After I vacuum the family room again, that is...
You poor, poor woman.ReplyDelete
Yes. Downton Abbey. That is a good plan :)ReplyDelete
Look, i don't mean to minimize your pain, and I myself have entertained the thought of giving DD a buzzcut as a precautionary measure after a kid in her class had lice, but it could've been bedbugs... just to keep things in perspective. It's so strange. I had head lice twice as a kid, and don't remember anyone panicking over this. I hear they got worse over the years and harder to kill. Okay, I am rethinking that buzzcut. I should stop commenting.ReplyDelete
You are perfectly normal. I'd be assigning chairs and threatening REALLY short haircuts, too.ReplyDelete
You can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, and if your friend had lice, she'd probably love you for picking lice off her head.
I didn't watch Downton Abbey. I feel socially left behind about this. Let's watch it together (or maybe not physically together because they might be hard to swing but synchronized) and then we could talk about it! Maybe it could get tagged onto the the Ladies who Lunch or something. It could be the Ladies who Watch Downton Abbey.ReplyDelete
I'm going to have to stop reading your blog until this is over. I feel so badly for you, but I have my own lice issues to think of... I'm going to get lice PTSD just from reading.ReplyDelete
You're making my head itch.ReplyDelete
What? She's not a fan of Brittney Spears "the crazy years" or Sinead O'Connor "the before we knew she was crazy and just thought she was really hip years".ReplyDelete
Downton Abbey is surely recommended. Also, I have now gone back to Upstairs Downstairs on YouTube.ReplyDelete
Not battling Lice, but trying to recover from some stomach ick, another of your favorites.
Even just the THOUGHT of head lice is enough to make me feel like I MIGHT lose my mind, so you have my QUALITY sympathy (and fear).ReplyDelete
Do you think Rachel would change her mind if you pointed out that if you shave off all of her hair, you could draw on her head with a magic marker?ReplyDelete
Oh. Oh. Oh. I feel your pain.ReplyDelete