Wednesday, October 06, 2004

View From Padded Cell Block 3

As I sat in class today we were discussing what gross things people can get such as scabies, ringworm, pink eye, head lice....and my instructor says "everyone will have head lice at least once in their life...especially if you are a mom you will have to deal with your kids coming home with head lice.unless you are a superhero or something..as I know with my 3 kids all of them have come home with it"

Ok, I have never had lice, nor do I believe I ever will, and growing up my sisters and I never had lice....so was my mum a superhero? Well, I know to me she was, but I never knew she actually was to the outside world as well. I think she just educated us about these things and made sure that we didn't share combs and things with our fellow classmates...

So anyway, I just thought I needed to send "props" to my mum yet again, for being that amazing woman, who took care of her kids, kept them out of trouble (yes, you too Mangey), kept them clean and healthy, free of any broken bones, and head lice. And oh, by the way, did I tell you we all lived in a padded cell??

13 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Yay for Mum!

I think I did have it, once. I remember my mom having to pick through my hair and wash it with that RID shit.

I was laughing at your comments to me - I knew you would think Iw as being bad but I'm not! I heart EB!

mangey cur said...

Dude, your teacher must be high...even with my most lice luring hairdon't of dreadlocks, as you know I've never encountered the dreaded head lice. It also helps that I'm not the touchy feely sort (despite current profession as a call girl) so I've managed to stay away from gross infected heads. Ha...that was a gross comment if ya think about it...

Elizabeth said...

Mangey - LOL...gross infected heads...LOLOLOLOL

Jennifer said...

I had it at least once, I remember picking my head and finding what look like a tiny lobster in my head!! *blank stare*

My daughter had it... was aweful. It starts out with one kid that just can't get rid of it, more than likely from lazy parents who won't clean their stuff at home and quite literally you have to clean EVERYthing at home, stuffed animals, sheets, blankets, clothes, etc.. anything those fuckers can cling too!!

SJ said...

I never had nor did my sisters. And we were poor folks from Alabama back in the day. If my kids ever come home with it, I WILL have to go to a padded cell.

Raineydays said...

Oooh, My mom was so mad when I came home with them in fifth grade. How embarassing! i wouldn't got to school (and she wouldn't let me) until they were gone. I don't think I ever hung around that poor girl again...

miss macy said...

ooooooh....i had it. it sucked...that comb to get the nits out..washing all my stuffed animals...my poor mother for dealing with it! I went to elementary school in Pittsburg, CA which is kinda ghetto, so my mom wasn't mad or anything....but we did move soon afterwards...i doubt that was the main reason though..

Pisser said...

There was a girl I used to work with who would say, "I think I have scabies!" and then wondered why everyone avoided her...

Also, just read article in JANE mag. about a girl who would catch a new and exciting venereal disease every time she had sex (!) I hope she is exaggerating!

I only had nits, which my Grandpa picked off my head individually, like an ape. She used to do the same thing with fleas on the dog. I think she was bored.

Smiley said...

I've never had head lice either, but I did have a scare once. My sister, niece, and two nephews were living with me when my sister was going through a divorce. I had to pick my niece up from school because of a head lice outbreak. Every kid got the Ridz treatment that day regardless.

Killy said...

i had 'em once, way back in the day... like 3rd grade. i think the whole damn class ended up with lice. the crazy chapstik-eater spread that shit ALL OVER THE PLACE.

vampyregirl said...

wow, I guess my instructor was right, everyone has had them at one time or another. I must have really grown up in a plastic bubble in a padded cell!! No wonder I am a paranoid skitzo!

Elizabeth said...

I just committed mail fraud sending EB's present! And it cost me $38 to send!!!!!

Anti-Domestic Violence and Abuse said...

um, I've never had head lice, and I didn't think that that it was something noteworthy either. Maybe if you live in India everyone you know has head lice...I remember reading a newspaper article about a monkey that used to enter a school in India and delice the children. Buy me a ticket to Delhi, stat. ;-)