On Monday evening, I was washing Sissy's hair in the tub. She has very light hair, what I would call strawberry blonde-ish. And I saw something dark on her head. I picked it off, looked at it, put it on the sink and then saw another dark thing. Same deal, only this thing was squirming.
I went to the Evil Twin and said, "I think I pulled a bug off Sissy's hair." He went into the bathroom to observe my 2 specimens and said, "That's lice." "How do you know?" I asked. He said he just knew.
I have never had lice in my life, he has never had lice in his life....Sissy and I only go out to the grocery store once a week, it's not like she's in a preschool environment or trying on random hats, using other people's combs, etc.
I checked Buddy. He has VERY short dark hair. I didn't see anything on him at all. The Evil Twin is bald. I don't try on hats or use other's combs, etc. either.
At any rate, I washed both kids' bedding, sprayed their mattresses with lice spray. Used the shampoo and nit comb on Sissy last night, and I'm doing my own hair this morning, just in case. And keep washing linens, spraying the house down, etc.
What is most mysterious is where it came from. Could Buddy or The Evil Twin have brought one home on their clothing? Sometimes she lays her head on the shopping cart bar - could one be riding on that bar, still alive, and hopped into her beautiful long hair? I just don't know....
I'm off to strip.... my bedding and use the special shampoo. I'll keep an eye on Buddy and we have to re-treat Sissy in 7 to 10 days. I'll probably re-wash everything then, too.
I've never had to deal with such an icky situation - wish me luck! GROSS!