These jerks are keeping my son out of school!
Ha, bet you thought I had something exciting to complain about.
Nope, the jerks in question are lice. My 6yo son and I both have them plaguing our heads so he can’t start his first day of 1st grade tomorrow.
I think we’re close to being “cured” but I want to be totally sure because I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy (well, if I had one I might go shake my head in their general direction.) It’s not so much the creepiness of the lice themselves that get you down, it’s the ongoing process of treating, combing, and doing laundry that make me glad I wasn’t a scullery maid back in the olden days. It is HARD work! Well, for me. My son has enjoyed a week of Nintendo and movies as I pick his head but he misses seeing other kids.
Word is that CPS has no policy preventing kids from attending school with lice on their heads since its not and actually illness. Our school had a big outbreak last year and guess who got on their soapbox about how kids should be free and clear before attending? Heh heh. So now I have to put my money where my mouth (or head) is. I can cope but I really don’t know what we’d do if I were a working parent.
We’ve been through a few treatments and are now on to the more out-of-the-box solutions so we’re both sitting here with heavy heavy conditioner on our heads covered by shower caps. I’m praying that nobody comes to the door because we look like greasy-haired cafeteria workers.
I hope everyone has a good first day tomorrow. Report back with any good stories. All you Kindergarten parents try to keep a dry eye.
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