We're back. The trip was incredible, Zeni is a great baby who coos and blows spit bubbles, there are so many things I am planning on writing about, but for now all I have to say is SICK.
I've seen worms coming out of all but one orifice of the human body. I've been puked on, peed on (and not by my kids), eaten live beetles and drank (drinken? drunk?) snake bile, all with more interest than detest. But there are two things I truly cannot stand - boat rides (due to unfortunate sinking experience somewhere between Phnom Phen and Siem Reap) and lice.
This morning I'm getting Zeni out of the baby bucket (the infant car thing) and notice she has this weird bug on her back. I show Jeremy. We both say gross. I would like to interject here that "gross" is, in my mind, a perfectly normal response for a lay person to give to a little crawly bug. "Gross", however, is not an acceptable response for a TRAINED PHYSICIAN. Where is the differential? The diagnostics? The STAT and the shocker paddles?? Thanks, honey.
Later this afternoon, while no one is napping, I have just rescued Zeni from Hayden, who is chucking tea cups at her head. I am making a bottle when I see another of these bugs in her hair. My heart drops. I know. I put the little fucker in a zip lock and waited until Jeremy (who, I would like to add, took the opportunity to go for a run while I tried to wrangle two over tired no napping children..) returned and showed it to him.
he - Gross
i - look again dude! It's gross AND it was in her hair! Is it lice?
he - oh, yeah, I think so.
AWH MAH GAWD.
So we have taken the following steps -
1. all household members have been scrubbed with bleach and something called "nix".
2. everything that can be washed in HOT water has been.
3. everything that can't be washed in the washing machine (like household pets) has been put in trash bags and sealed for two weeks.
I still feel like there are things crawling all over me. How do I fit the couch in a trash bag? Can I get one of those things like they had in ET when a huge zip lock bag goes over the whole house? Or what about one of those bio hazard scrub down stations where they take off the top layer of your skin?
Sick Sick Sick.
but cute kids, eh?