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Saturday, January 10, 2009
Stuff I missed in Mommy school #1: How to prevent lice
Anyone else remember Wacky Packs stickers from their childhood?
Happy weekend! I'm looking forward to a visit from my Mom and sister. Dave and I are dying to see Slumdog Millionaire, which is supposed to be an incredible story. We finally saw Milk last weekend and while I am not a big fan of Sean Penn himself, he did an outstanding job acting in the film. It was amusing to see such a real-life macho asshole kissing another guy.
OK, on to...bugs! I was talking with one of my best friends, Hedy, last night, and she was telling me a few kids in her kids' school had lice. Then she told me about Fairytales Hair Care, products that are said to naturally repel lice. I was like, how did you hear about that? She always seems to know critical mom information that I somehow missed. Every mom needs a Hedy in her life.
This summer, some kid in Sabrina's camp got lice, but it wasn't an outbreak, and so far I haven't heard of any such thing in Max's school. My sister and I got nits as kids, I still remember how much the shampoo stung my eyes. Worse, my mother made me chop off all my hair, so I basically had a boy crew cut. When I'd walk into the girl's room at the library or a restaurant, inevitably I'd hear, "Little boy, that's the girl's bathroom!" Still not sure I've recovered from that.