So, my oh-so-efficient plan to work with the girls on a review tonight went completely out the window due to a surprising and unwelcome discovery: Oldest Gal and Little Gal have head lice.
Ugh. My head itches just from reading that last sentence. To be honest, my head...and my whole body...have been itching ever since I realized the truth. I think it's mostly hypochondriacal, though. (I'm pretty sure you can't get head lice on your ankles, one of my current itchy spots.) ;)
So instead of sitting leisurely at the computer, typing my girls' opinions about our latest review, I spent my evening giving two girls an olive oil and fine tooth comb treatment, pausing occasionally to pick little critters out of their hair. Oh, the joys of motherhood! :}
Middle Gal seems to be in the clear, at least at this point. I'm supposed to check her head every two days. I've started washing all of the bedding, but I still have to soak all of the combs and brushes in hot water, vacuum the couch and rug, and email the girls' teachers to alert them of the possible start of a head lice epidemic. I'm sure that will be their favorite email of the week. (Sarcasm alert.) ;)
The timing could have been a bit better. Tomorrow is Hubby's grandmother's memorial service, and it was supposed to be kind of an all-day family thing. Plus, I'm singing two songs for the actual service. At this point, the plan is to send Hubby to the graveside service in the morning and the family lunch (while I stay home and treat two girls with "RID"-recommended by our family doctor), and then I'll most likely bring the girls and join him at the church service. We'll just have them sit in the back, and we won't hug anyone.
Those of you who are my sisters and brothers in Christ, please pray that this won't spread any farther and that tomorrow will go smoothly. The songs I'm singing are a little more challenging, and the day will be a full one. I was also really looking forward to spending time with Hubby's visiting family members. We haven't seen many of them for several years, so having the lice thing thrown into the mix is a bit disappointing.
Anyway, I hope to get back on track with bloggy stuff at the beginning of next week...if I survive. ;) Thanks for your patience!