Thursday, January 12, 2012

That note . . .

Without even realizing I started scratching my head while still reading the note.

I knew it! I knew it! I knew it!

We have all been infected! Did I not see both kids scratch at their heads just moments ago?

Yip you guessed it! We got that note from the school.

It is only if you don't have kids in school that you have not yet received that note. The one that says:

' Dear parents, we would like to bring to your attention that there has been an outbreak, an infestation a discovery of lice on some of the kids in the school. Please can you check your kid(s) and take the appropriate action.'

So, between scratching my, now incessantly itching head, I grabbed the kids, checked their heads and for good measure washed their heads, sprayed their heads and put new bedding on the beds (despite having just changed the bedding 3 days ago). Then I tumble dried all the soft toys that can be found. I also boiled the hair brushes in anti-lice shampoo.

Every time one of them just rubs their heads they are subjected to a search. And I've warned both of them that tonight when they get home I'm washing their hair, and my own again! I'm not taking any chances, don't want those nasty little buggers in my house, again.

Yeah it happened before, the first week after moving back to Belgium both kids got the gift of lice.

I took me ages to rid them of it, in fact I was starting to think about shaving Cat's hair off since it worked with Tiger. Thank goodness sanity prevailed.

Has it happened to you? What do you do when you get that note from your kids school?

1 comment:

  1. Ugh - haven't had to deal with this yet (thank goodness!!), but just reading your post totally made me scratch my own head. I pray they stay away and you don't get infected!