Lice again

February 25, 2010 at 11:13 am 3 comments

Sorry I’ve been late with approving comments.  Lice have swept through my son’s 1st grade class, jumping from head to head and plunging parents into a frenzy of emails and nerdy lice-product researching and testing.

I would love to see a slow motion video of how these creatures make the jump from head to head.  Do they see a human head coming in and start preparing like “Get ready to jump ship!” ?

Honestly, I am almost ready to just give up and live with the little buggers in itchy harmony.  The combing, the washing, the picking.  Hours a day of that could be spent wasting in front of the TV or computer!

My current dilemma is what to do about my son’s blue blankie that he sleeps with every night.  It is a ball of string that is one vigorous wash cycle away from falling apart.  I’m wondering whether I can microwave this every night to kill any offending creatures?

Oh, and a P.S. – If you’re the guy I was sitting next to on the Metra train today, talking about my blog (yes, I randomly accost strangers and direct them to,) don’t worry, my head is clear.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. RL Julia  |  February 25, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    Put the blanket in the freezer for 36 hours this should kill everything.

  • 2. Nicolle  |  February 25, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    My son’s first grade class just went through this. Actually it is our class’s second round (one in the fall), but this one was worse. It is a nightmare for all. My son was spared so far…I must stress “so far,” as we have lots of of playdates and sleepovers with classmates outside of school. Rumors, gossip (sample: “Can you believe so-and-so’s mom refused to use chemicals–she only used mayonnaise!!”), calls to the nurse, and bizarre discussions about the transportation habits of lice seemed to fill our days. This too shall pass. Hang in there!

  • 3. dazedandconfused  |  February 25, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    i love you find humor in this. having my daighter’s clothes in a plastic bag everyday for months in preschool i feel your pain. keep that sense of humor and KEEP THAT HAIR DIRTY. lice prefer clean hair… 🙂 hang in there mama!

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