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Happy Mother’s Day You Blood Sucking Parasites

May 11, 2013

051I bet you already know this is Becca writing from the title.  It does happen to be Mother’s Day weekend.  It also happens to be the weekend that I went to the doctor for an unknown rash on my neck.  Well, really it because I had multiple lymph nodes swollen and I couldn’t figure out why.   I remember when my kids were pre-school-aged.  I was close to one mom who would practically have a panic attack if anyone’s kid got sick.  She would get so mad if someone didn’t tell her that their child had been ill.  Then when her kids would get sick she’d most often “forget” to tell everyone.  I used to get quite the kick out of it.

Nothing makes you feel more like a dumbass than having the doctor pick though your hair like your elementary school nurse did.  I was the one to suggest it though.  I said, “Well, my first thought is I got lice from helping out on a few school field trips.  I didn’t see any, so now I don’t know.”

She said  she would take a look really quick.  After about five minutes of digging though my afro, she asked, “What school do your kids go to?”  When I answered, she said, “You might want to give them a call and let them know your family has lice.”  I swore under my breath, and then thanked God that Web MD was wrong about me dying of cancer.

liceNext, I texted my spouse asking him to start washing sheets and to inform him I wasn’t dying.  I quickly rushed home to kill the blood-sucking parasites residing in my afro and in my daughter’s mane.   Then we sat in the bath tub together combing the nits out for an hour.  I then called my beloved sister to pass along that the de-stressing visit she made to my house may have caused more stress in her life.  Later, I emailed the kid’s school.

During this process, I was laughing about it being Mother’s Day weekend.  What says happy Mother’s Day more than picking the nits out of your kid’s hair?

So happy Mother’s Day to all of you: moms of one or more, stepparents, foster parents, stand-in moms for those whose parents are lacking, aunts, and sisters.  Most of us have been a mom for at least a moment.  Blessings to you all.



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23 Comments leave one →
  1. May 12, 2013 5:30 am

    I like the “most of us have been a mom for at least a moment” coz I feel like I have been co-parent to one of my nieces since I was like 18. And she feels the same! Thanks Becca for recognizing that about us women!


    • May 12, 2013 9:27 am

      You’re welcome. When I was a kid, there were a few moms that took me under there wings. Some never gave birth. I think the deserve to be recognized. I think it is amazing you love her like that. 🙂


  2. May 12, 2013 5:43 am

    It’s a nice kind to spend a Mothers Day, that’s for sure. Have a fabulous Mother’s Day, wish you will get a wonderful gift.


    • May 12, 2013 9:28 am

      I got some beautiful flowers and a promise for more every month or two and a lazy susan for my new breakfast table. I hope you have a great one too.


  3. May 12, 2013 6:20 am

    Even though I am surrounded my little monsters of all ages on a daily basis, I have never had the pleasure of getting lice.
    It’s a Mother’s Day you’ll never forget!

    Happy Mom’s Day!


  4. May 12, 2013 9:48 am

    I am glad it happened the day BEFORE if it had to happen at all. Thank you for gracing my blog with this creepy yet sweet story 😉


  5. May 12, 2013 2:56 pm

    Somehow, I’ve managed to escape the same situation, even though I work with a lot of kids every day. It’s probably because I’m not nearly as sweet as you are. I’m so glad Web MD was wrong.


  6. Phil Gayle_For Singles and Couples permalink
    May 12, 2013 3:27 pm

    Happy Mothers day Becca,
    Sorry to hear about the lice…hope you get rid of those critters quickly.
    Enjoy the rest of your evening. 🙂


  7. May 13, 2013 10:21 am

    This made me laugh really hard, from cancer to lice lol
    I never caught lice, but I always think I have a colony up there and I think I sometimes smell like friend fish, I’m paranoid.


    • May 13, 2013 1:32 pm

      The worst is when you even hear about it and you start itching. I am always convinced I have it when I hear about it. This time though… sigh it was true. Our hair is so thick.


  8. May 13, 2013 3:57 pm

    Oh no. Years ago when I was minding a load of little ones six of them got lice. I tried every lotion and potion. In the end the only thing worked was “monkey see, monkey do” I had to keep lice picking for three weeks! Thankfully I stayed clear, but I have a very very manicured friend who caught them last year. She absolutely freaked when I told her not to bother with her dermatologist appointment. I have to say I fell around the place laughing. I am an expert. Her hair was similar to yours by the sound of things.


  9. May 21, 2013 1:25 pm

    Ugh. I hate those “someone has lice” letters. I feel itchy just thinking about it! I hope you were able to salvage at least a little bit of your Mother’s Day weekend — and that everyone in your family is now lice-free. Once that happens, you can get started on the important business: hunting down the person who passed along this lovely little Mother’s Day “gift”!

    You and your daughter are both beautiful! 🙂


  10. May 28, 2013 2:50 am

    Your daughter is so pretty. She got it from her mama:)



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