If, 2 weeks before I packed up my house and moved my family overseas, something that is a really big pain in the butt to deal with would land in my lap.
OH! Wait! It did!
We have lice.
Unbelievable. I really didn't want to spend this weekend washing all the bedding, vacuuming all of the couches, carpets, and mattresses, steaming the mattresses and couches for good measure, and picking through the girls' hair strand by strand to get the little buggers. We did the lice shampoos, all 4 of us, but that doesn't kill the eggs, and to really wipe them out in one go, you need to get out all of those eggs.
Anyway, I won't go into too much detail, because it's stressful to even write about. The girls have been champs, though. They did the shampoo treatment like it was nothing, and neutrally endured regular shampoos today because I wanted to get the leftover chemicals out of their hair. And they've been sitting so calmly while I've picked through their hair. Such little troopers!
The other depressing thing is that we were so, so close to being in the clear with this lice thing. See, it's been making the rounds in the first grade since January. And all that time, we'd managed to avoid getting it. When school let out, I thought to myself, hooray! We did it!! But, no, we didn't. Nina must have gotten it right at the end of the school year.
Oh well, I'm fairly certain we've killed every louse in the house, and that if there are one or two little eggs I've missed on the girls, that I'll get them over the next week. Plus, check out their adorable new haircuts!
And yes, Nina is wearing makeup, and no, I couldn't convince Maggie to look at the camera. :-)