Or, my weekend in review.
First, I had just gone to bed Friday night (actually Saturday morning) when Faerie woke up and started crying, so I went into the kitchen to get her a drink and ended up knocking an empty beer bottle off the counter. So, while everyone slept, I was hunkered down in my underwear in the kitchen trying to clean up bits of broken glass. Fun!
Saturday we decided to head down into the hinterlands (otherwise known as “the further away of the two towns within an hour’s drive that offer semi-decent shopping”) because everybody needs stuff. The girls both need new winter coats, and really, clothes of all kinds. They’re finally outgrowing everything we brought with us, even the stuff we bought too big. Plus, I’m still on the lookout for shoes and jewelry for my Christmas party dress. Plus, hubs wanted to look in the only decent DVD store we know of, which is there, and he also wanted to stop in to the comic shop there and see his buddy who owns the place. (I love the comic guy. He’s the nicest man. And he’s already promised to stock Personal Demons, so, yay. Anyway.)
Got there, immediately found an adorable coat for Faerie. Yay! Went to comic shop, yay! DVD store…closed. Not yay. Where are we going to buy DVDs now, because they’re silly expensive everywhere else.
On our way out we popped into the Vdaphone store. Hubs has been bugging me to get a cell phone. I hate cell phones. I don’t really like talking on the phone anyway, and I get irritated when people call my cell just to chat. I’m out, doing things. I don’t want to converse!
But I’d agreed. Fine, I’ll get a phone. Turned out they were doing some sort of special, so for the price of their cheapest calling plan, I walked out with…
A BlackBerry. Free.
Wheeee! I’m such a technophobe, I really am, but I love my little BlackBerry! It has GPS! It has a tiny QUERTY keyboard! I can check my email on it! Woo-hooo! I never have to miss emails again, go me!
So that was all good. yesterday we decided we’re going to head into London on the weekend of Oct 13th for a little shopping sans kiddies, which we’re excited about, then we got the great idea to see a show while we’re there, so we booked tickets to see The Woman in Black, and I am practically peeing myself with excitement. Can’t wait can’t wait, wheee!
And then the hubs gave the Princess a shower and discovered she has head lice.
I’d never seen lice. I always pictured them like horrible little maggots, squirming in the roots of people’s hair (ugh, my scalp is tingling and itching as I write this. Hubs and I did thorough checks on each other last night and found nothing, but…*shudder*) They’re not. They’re just little brown bugs, like gnats without wings. And they’re so common here. We get those notes home about lice from her school almost every month. But until now, the Princess escaped unscathed. Now…I’m a terrible mother.
I never had lice. I’m totally creeped out, and we kept her home from school today so I get to go to Tesco and buy a comb and whatever we need to eliminate them, does anyone have any suggestions? Anyone else ever dealt with this? Any Moms who can give me tips? Anyone who might be, oh, a pharmacist and my brother who doesn’t reply to his emails but might read here once in a while, have any advice?
Please, anyone, share your learning with poor me! I feel horrible about this and my poor baby with her itchy, bug-ridden head. (Okay, it’s not quite that bad, she doesn’t have a serious infestation or anything, but…ugh.)