sweet smells of shampoo
sweet smells of shampoo
KG: “Ewwww mom. What did I just step in?!”
Me: “I dunno, but I hope it’s not pee.”
KG: “It IS pee! KAAAATHHHRYYYN!!”
Me: “Nice. Wash your feet and I’ll get the mop. KAAATHHHRRRYYYNNN!!”
KJ: “What?? I washed my hands!”
Yes, that is how my morning got started. Maneuvering around pee puddles and mopping the bathroom floor.
How did your morning go?
Hopefully you had a better start than me & KG.
Ok…so I’ll admittedly say right off that I know little of lice besides it’s icky and hard to get rid of…I also know that it isn’t caused by someone’s cleanliness.
Today in the middle of naptime my dad calls to tell me there is a “lice epidemic” in our school district. He urges me to call KG’s school to find out the scoop, how many, and what classes.
So I call. I am reassured that there has only been one child in our school and she was not in KG’s class or grade. Nevertheless, when KG gets home the first thing I do is check her head and give both girls a hot shower.
Deciding we are safe and will take preventative measures including the use of hair spray each day, we head off to church.
I’m feeling pretty good about everything…in fact I’ve pretty much forgotten about the scare from earlier…pretty much I say.
So at the end of our lesson there’s a knock and I look up to find the Nursery teacher motioning that she needs me. Ugh. KJ has never been in trouble before…of course, if a child took her toy she’s liable to knock the snot out of them to get it back. She laughs and assures me KJ was good as gold as usual.
No, the problem is that one of the babies in class has lice.
That’s right people. Lice. Again.
Can a mom not catch a break around here?
I can feel the bile rising in my throat. I should insert here that the thought of lice/louse/whatever makes my skin crawl, my own head itch, and my stomach sick. I mean seriously. I don’t even know what they look like..how am I supposed to watch for them? Thankfully I remember I am a blogger and I have the Internetz…I would be going straight home to dial up Dr. Google, yes I would.
Ms. A assures me KJ didn’t play anywhere near where the baby had been and said baby was sent home (nicely) within 5 minutes of the discovery.
We come home, I check their hair again. Like somehow I’m going to just magically see them and be able to stop it…my kids have super thick hair. KJ could lose a toy in her hair and we wouldn’t find it for a week…or the next time I brushed that mop.
So far I’ve found nothing, but how do I know there won’t be anything?
Have you ever had this happen to you? How did you handle it? What should I do?
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So earlier this week my children decided to take up the extreme sport of laundry basket sledding (SO wish I had a photo to share!). Whilst Mommy was attempting to catch up on some pointless and depressing new, my two small people decided the would ride my large laundry basket down the family room steps while Poppaw looked on. After two apparently successful goes at it, KG decides it’s safe to add KJ to the mix. Placing KJ in the back of the basket and herself in the front (displacing the weight), they begin their descent. Alas, too much weight in the front causes the basket to flip and the smallest one to go flying ending in a crying bloody mess.
Luckily it was just a bloody nose, but it was enough to send KJ into hysterics and to stop Mommy’s heart for a minute (and ruin my favorite shirt). Afterwards, a ban was placed on all future indoor sledding expeditions.
Not to be outdone by little sister, KG later stacks KJ’s potty seat on top of our toilet and attempts to climb up Mt. Killamommy to procure herself a small drinking cup from the cabinet. Surprisingly (only to her) the mountain comes crashing down, giving me yet another heart attack. Thankfully, she was not hurt; no blood was shed, no bones were broken. However, there is now a ban on indoor mountain climbing also.
As a side note, she did manage to get the cup before the toilets came crashing down. Sigh.
I swear my kids are out to kill me…or each other…or both.
Have your kids ever done anything crazy (read: stupid) like this?
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Join Elmo on three animal packed adventures in Elmo’s Animal Adventures! First up help Elmo and Telly as they follow clues in their search for Little Bo Peep’s lost cow. Then, you and your little one can use animal facts to help Elmo and your favorite fairy-in-training Abby Cadabby win the “The Find the Amphibian” game show. Finally go camping with Elmo in the wilderness and help him learn how animals and little monsters are different.
As I expected, KJ loved this movie and surprisingly KG sat and enjoyed the whole thing too! This movie gave me 46 minutes of quiet to get the dishes done and the laundry folded! It was great! To help KJ understand the concept and provide a little extra learning we took a trip to the local library and checked out some books on animals and their habitats. After we read them we discussed how each animal was different and that although we are all different we all still need water, food, and a safe place to sleep.
I love knowing that when I sit KJ (and KG) in front of a Sesame Street movie I can be confident the content is appropriate and not “brain dribble”. I’m thankful for these moments when I get some peace to pick up the house…or just drink a cup of coffee and I don’t have to feel guilty..much Released on October 6, Elmo’s Animal Adventures would make a great Christmas gift for a small person in your life, it’s Elmo…it’s sure to please!
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