Monday, October 5, 2009

I'm Just Going To Cut To The Chase Here

And tell you...

"I HAVE LICE!"

Yes you read that right.

Just when I thought there was no feasible way that my bad week filled with random crap could be followed by another bad week filled with random crap...

Boom.

Lice.

Everywhere.

I knew that for the last week there had been a lice outbreak at Kid's school... but... like everyone else I really didn't think too much about it.

Then this morning her school called to report that she had nits and needed to be picked up. I was met in the parking lot by another classroom parent there for the same reason. It appears they do twice daily head checks... that's how bad it is.

So instead of having a fairly easy Monday... a day I had hoped I'd get to use catching up on things from last week and recovering from the weekend's 2000 loads of laundry from Project Mold Removal... I ended up spending 8 straight hours stripping beds, vacuuming mattresses and pillows, couch cushions and carpets. Washing heads with toxic POISON (redundant? sue me) and then painstakingly picking eggs out of Kid's 3 feet of ultra fine hair (too fine for the comb!). I spent 3 hours on her hair alone. And then I did 8 loads of laundry. EIGHT PEOPLE.

Meanwhile my head was itching like MAD. I assumed it was psychosomatic since it started as soon as I heard the word lice.

Nope.

I've got them.

I can't begin to tell you the level of awesomeness I'm now feeling.

Before today I had absolutely no idea what went into delousing. It is no fucking joke.

And now on top of everything else I need to strip my bed AGAIN since I just laid down to read to Kid before bed. I've just recontaminated my own pillows!!! And tomorrow I'll have to do it all over again!

Seriously people... what next?!

WHAT NEXT?!!!!!!

26 comments:

Kiki said...

Oh. My. LordandTaylor. I'm sending YOU something....ok?

julie said...

Oh. My. Nightmare!!!!

I think the universe is fucking with you. Seriously.

Of course, I now feel like I have freaking lice. We got one of those letters a couple of weeks ago about someone having lice in Murphy's room.

I would want to flop on my bed and start sobbing, but you can't because there's too much stuff to do to take care of it.

Kiki, I was just thinking that I ought to send something to Mrs F, too!

Andrea said...

Im not sure if thats the universe above me here but from what I gather he says you need chocolate ;)

Andrea said...

hey and now hes gone I say you need chocolate stat and a lot of it

Mrs Furious said...

Andrea,
I hate that spammer. I was just deleting him when you must have commented. But LOL I too was thinking... "hey I can't read what he wrote but he's right I do need chocolate!"


ladies it's a nightmare. I was already tired from last week and then all the laundry on the weekend and then I never got to sit down... but instead had to stoop over Kid picking lice eggs. Argh! I've medicated myself now and hopefully that will be the end of it. Baby didn't have them before bed... but now I'm worried she'll get them. Kid & Baby are all over each other! I can't imagine she could avoid it.

This will all be worth it if a certain thing come through. So there is still that to hope for.

halfdozendaily said...

Ohhhh.. that's not good!! :( I'm so sorry... totally brutal! My kids got that a couple years ago from a sleepover and I cut hair off... sorry but you must have WAY more patience than I do to pick through 3ft of hair... eek!

Hope things get better for you! (((hugs)))

Elizabeth said...

just.
wow.

Some day, I swear, you and Mr. F will be sitting around, probably drinking wine, and saying "remember that crap year?"

and then you'll laugh.

It might be hysterical laughter, but you will laugh.

Me, Only Better said...

Oh my word. I cannot believe it! That would certainly put me over the edge.

Just keeping telling yourself you will survive this. And if you do really good job delousing, you will only have to do it once.

julie said...

Elizabeth, your comment was priceless. Made me laugh:)

Mrs Furious said...

Me, Only Better,
"And if you do really good job delousing, you will only have to do it once."
That is what I am counting on.


halfdozendaily,
The school has a "no nits" policy. She can't go back unless they're all gone... and wouldn't you know it... picture day is on Thursday. So I'm being extra patient. Well, I did threaten to kill her today... so maybe not extra patient. ;)


Elizabeth,
Oh it'll be hysterical laughing... I can guarantee that.

Little Chickpea said...

Very sorry for you Mrs. F. :( Try some tea tree oil in the shampoo. (about 12 drops in a whole bottle). Lice HATE it! I work in a school and when it gets to be that time of year it does the trick to keep them at bay too. Make sure to keep it out of your kids eyes! Put a couple drops in the washing cycle of the machine too. Good luck!

dasnowz said...

Don't forget Stuffed animals and kids backpack. Anything fabric with a seam is a potential home. Oh and any coats/jackets she has worn lately. When we had this happen I took all the stuffed animals and put them in a huge trash bag and laid it out in the sun for a few days.

I really do feel so bad for your situation. Just remember there is always someone with a worse situation. My life sucks. At least your husband still has a job. Some of us have been downsized out. I am back in school and it was nightmare in its own self to get that financed. But I know of a young lady with a child who is going a very tough time including a divorce and domestic violence so I know it can always be worse. NO matter how bad my life I know it can be worse. I just look around and think whew at least I have a roof over my head and food on the table. Try looking at this as a speed bump in life.

Robin said...

Oh sweet Jesus!! I've had a shitty week too, but that absolutely takes the cake! Gross!!!! I can't believe you got lice. aaaahhhhhaaahhhh!!!!

**itching**

Marie said...

I am very sorry to say that when I read the first line I cracked up laughing..very loud laughing out loud. Because, really, how could Kid NOT get lice? And give it to you? If nothing else, the universe is being consistant :)

Since that took me forever to write on my broken computer, I am off to lurk again until my laptop is fixed. Hang in there!!!

gooddog said...

for real?
I am just sorry.
but, hell, thanks for providing perspective for the rest of us! (Just what you always hoped your life would be... perspective ;)).
Thinking about you, the furious fam, and your little friends.
((hugs))

Supermom said...

I'm already itching all over!

I am so sorry!! There is also a spray you can buy for your car and cushions.

Call if you need me to do anything!!

P/F said...

Sorry this is happening, the Universe is really keeping you busy! Is this another sign telling you to homeschool next year?

Mrs Furious said...

P/F,
LOL... the though did occur to me ;)

Torey said...

Get your buns to Earth Fare and grab some Tea Tree Oil. Put it in your wash right with the soap. Put it in your shampoos and conditioners. Put it in a spray bottle with water (a little goes a long way with tea tree oil) and you will prevent a re-infestation.

Google it. It's all about TTO!!


Sorry life sucks Mrs. F. Get me your address and I'll send you that carrier!

Bean Collins said...

ooooooh. sorry about the lice. that has got to suck. you'll get through it though and then you will have a new appreciation for a lice free head.

inkelywinkely said...

Mrs F,
Luckily, we have a boy, so I don't have to deal with the lice. LOL..We shave his head pretty close. :)

But, my week has been crap, too..the lady that I babysat for turned out to be a freaking loon. I told her to not bring her kid over anymore, and was very mature about it. I woke up the next day and there was even a police report out that I HAD STOLEN A TEN DOLLAR POTTY CHAIR!! WTF??

This chick drove me crazy yesterday, not to mention that income is gone, I am STILL dealing with the the ex wife, I have a huge expensive trip to get done and I cannot motivate B to get off his butt and reserve the car and hotel even though he has to do it, and we could save OVER half..UGHH...

Oh, yeah, and a little girl I used to babysit for...a great little girl, who was soon to be 9, died a few days ago...it was a long drawn out battle with brain cancer..then, a high school friend's mom died from kidney failure on the couch at her house and the youngest son found her after school...

Oh this has been a crap time.

Just know that we are all here with you..I will be sending you positive energy, ((hugs))

Have some doughnuts or something- you deserve it. :)

Preppy Mama said...

OMG! You really can not catch a break!! I think you need a care package sent to you!!!

BsOnlyToots said...

OH MY GOSH! Poor Mrs. F! I'm am so sorry for all the BS you have been through this past week! I have been super sick got the stupid swine flu!! Horrible horrible stuff! I'm sorry I wasn't able to send well wishes earlier, but I am sending them your way now! I hope all those nasty little buggies die off quickly! And I hope you feel better soon! Hugs!

Mrs Furious said...

BSonlyToots,
Swine flu?! Good grief. Did your whole crew get it? Hope you are all feeling better!


inkelywinkely,
Oh gosh! That's a horrible week.

wootini said...

I agree with Preppy Mama - YOU need the care package. This is really getting ridiculous.

Send me your address if you are comfortable doing that, and I'll stop by Trader Joe's and see what I can find. :) medesj at cox dot net.

I live in horror of lice and the whole delousing process. I swear, every time I see a "let's pretend" dress up corner in one of my kids' classrooms I want to take a flamethrower to it.

And the fact that YOU got it too beggars belief. I mean, seriously.

BsOnlyToots said...

Thankfully no one else got it! I am not sure how though. The big kids were at school most of the day, but the babies were stuck home with me all day, and only got away once daddy came home from work ... pure luck is all I can say! I'm feeling almost totally better now, but anything is better than being stuck in the bed for 3 weeks! LOL

You need a vacation .. alone ... at a spa .. with all the bells and whistles! I really hope your week brightens up .... alot!

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