Thursday, April 10, 2008

Goodnight Little Dog!

The other night, when I tucked Bethany in, and was telling her good night, I saw her giant stuffed dog animal on her bed. I looked at it & said, "Goodnight Big Dog." Then I heard Bethany say, "Ummmm........goodnight Little Dog." She thought I was calling HER Big Dog so she was trying to decide what to call me. I laughed so hard & now I'm laughing all over again because we've started saying, "Good night Big Dog." "Good night Little Dog." "I love you Big Dog." "I love you Little dog."

Except it hurts to laugh, so I need to stop!

Last night I fought an all out war on the lice on my head (assuming they are there). I slathered my hair in mayonaise, then covered it with a grocery bag & tied it tight. I left it in there for over an hour, just to be sure I'd smothered any signs of life. When I got in the shower & took off my "cap" a bug FLEW off my head! What I've read says lice don't fly, just crawl. Well, this thing flew. I think a fruit fly found it's way to my mayo'd head! I decided then to wash my hair with tea tree oil shampoo & then do the chemical treatment.

Today I found a live louse on B's head & several of the white nits (at least I THINK that's what they are). I am reading such conflicting info online. Most all of it says that lice cannot live more than 24 hours off a human head, and that IF an egg hatched off of a human head, it would need to get to a human head within minutes to survive. So, they are now saying vacuum to get rid of anything that might be on the floor, but don't bag up the toys. Yet, we keep finding these critters.

I ordered some special shampoo & conditioner---after paying for my meds to get well---(hey, who needs groceries when you can pay for lice treatment & bronchitis instead?!!), but it won't get here til possibly TUESDAY! I am hoping it's here by Saturday. It shipped fed ex, so they could come Saturday, but don't deliver on Mondays.

Next step is to buy dippity doo or cattle dip (2 other suggestions). I am ready to slay the little beasties myself!

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

I am so sorry to laugh, but the thought of you walking around with a head slathered in mayo, then wrapped in a plastic bag is just TOO attractive!!

G'night, Little Dog!