This lady I know was telling me today how her 6-year-old girl got sent back home because the school nurse thought she had lice eggs in her hair. HOW TERRIFYING, right?!
Not sure if you have any experience with lice... but it's terrible, terrible, terrible... so horrifying! It's one of the most vivid memories of my childhood. I feel like I ALWAYS had them. Partly, because I spent my summers staying with my grandparents. There were always tons of kids and my own little sister and cousins to play with. As soon as one of us got them, everybody else did. As soon as one of us got rid of them, somebody would pass them back on. Jeeeeez.
My mom tells me that the first time I had lice I was 3. I had been sent back from kindergarten and the teacher instructed my mom to give me and everyone else in the family a treatment. So, she did. She covered me, herself, dad, grandma and grandpa up and then locked the house so that people would think nobody was home. They didn't want to tell me what was going on because they were afraid I would go around and tell everyone I had lice. So, instead, she told me everyone was getting a hair-mask so we would be more beautiful.
OH MY GOD! OH MY GOD! OH MY GOD! I kept saying. Just imagine how surprised people would be if they showed up at our house and saw how beautiful we all are!!!
Oh, yeah! That's right! They would be VERY surprised!!! my Grandpa replied.