So...I thought "dirty" people got lice. Wrong!
The other day DD came up to me and said her head was itchy. I almost brushed it off to mosquito bites as we had been outside the night before and all of us had been feasted on. So I lifted her hair and exclaimed, "What the heck are those brown dots?" About 3 seconds later I figured it out. After we both freaked out for about 10 minutes I decided to wake the baby up and get to Walgreen's to buy some lice stuff. I had no clue what to buy. I bought Rid and did both of us. The problem with doing yourself is that I couldn't use that special brush. Anyway, I spent 3+ hours on DD's hair (the whole time asking her if I could just cut it really short - in which she replied "I would rather not look like a boy Mom.")
The rest of that day was spent washing, vacuuming, washing more, and trying not to freak out. We had a picnic and a birthday party to attend, neither of which either one of us got too close to anyone. The next day, I spent another few hours in her hair, finding tiny eggs....shudder....and the day went on, more laundry, vacuuming, etc. LAter in the evening I felt an itch. On my scalp. I thought I had avoided it....nope. Must have some in my hair from all the laundry...:( Freaked out again, called a friend, and she spent the evening and the whole next day helping me out with my hair and the house.
Lice are no joke. Hoping that we don't have a re-infestation. Especially since I have to work...don't want to introduce them there...but I bet I already have, unknowingly.
I think I am going home tonight after work and dousing my head with olive oil.