I think it’s important to focus on the good in life. And if you try hard enough you can find good in the unlikeliest of situations. For example, having five people in your family get head lice. How can that be a good thing?! Well, I’ve found four.
1. Trader Joe’s tea tree oil shampoo and conditioner.
My neighbor brought over some of this tea tree shampoo and conditioner from Trader Joe’s. I love this stuff!! This is going to be my regularl shampoo and conditioner from now on. They even have a body wash! Thank you for helping me to find this awesome product head lice!!
2. I can now sympathize with other parents who have had to deal with lice.
I had to make a few calls of shame. You know, the “my kid might have given your kid lice” call. Thankfully one of the moms is a 5th grade teacher at a private school in Carmel and said “Don’t feel bad, even rich kids get it. I’ve had three cases of it already this year.”
I know that they don’t discriminate and they actually like clean heads better. But there is a stigma to it that I must confess I’ve even given in to. So for that reason, I’m glad I had to go through it so I’m no longer tempted to judge other people that get lice. You really can’t fully understand something unless you live through it too. Thank you for helping me to be less judgmental head lice!
3. My house is cleaner.
I did over a dozen loads of laundry in three days. All the bedding and clothes. I also bagged up all the stuffed animals, bags, pillows and dress-up clothes. I love that all of that stuff is gone! I’m pretty sure that most of it won’t be coming back into the house. Thank you for motivating me to clean up my house head lice!
4. I now have the confidence to cut my hair very short.
Because even the worst haircut is better than having lice. Since the one salon I called said I’m too much of a liability, I cut my hair myself. Originally I cut it into a bob but it was still too hard to thoroughly comb the top. So I went for a layered cut. Thank you for giving me courage head lice!
And here I am striking a post with my running headband.
I’ve been thinking about trying a pixie haircut for a while but I’ve been too scared. The lice have given me a knew perspective. Besides, I’m married with four kids. Does it really matter if it turns out horribly? I think not.
I figure I’ll feel compelled to wear contacts and heavy eye makeup. But maybe that’s not so bad. I could stand to have a period in my life where I actually put some thought into my appearance.
Ok, I know I can’t begin to compare to Audrey Tauou’s cuteness, but I love this. Of course, it’s probably one of those bedhead styles that took a professional hairdresser two hours to create.
I imagine I’ll look this adorable. The reality will likely not live up to my imagination, but again, lice and my husband, who is bound to me by four children, make me not care if it turns out disastrous.
I even like this look. It’s scruffy but I think it’s very cute. Or maybe it’s the sunglasses and scarf.
Audrey Hepburn. I have no words. She’s perfect and so is her hair.