Tuesday, June 2, 2009

It's just been THAT kind of a day

I spent my morning executing my duties as director of a nearly 200 kid Vacation Bible School. It wasn't nearly as harried as yesterday, and last night I finally got more than 4 hours of sleep (as I did the previous 2 nights, due to VBS prep), so it wasn't relaxing or anything, but it was OK.

I came home and after a quick lunch we captured the cat that had taken up residence in our backyard. This usurper was wrecking havoc on the tenuous peace in my home... as Shakespeare has still not adjusted to the new kitten, Marlowe. Shakespeare felt like he had to protect his backyard from this other cat. Through the window. It resulted in a lot of anguished growling, hissing, and pacing. So after about 10 attempts the May Queen and I finally managed to get the yard cat into the cardboard carrier that Marlowe came home in a mere 10 days ago. We loaded into the car. BEFORE WE EVEN TURNED OFF OUR STREET (so we're talking two blocks) the cat had clawed/chewed her way through the carrier and was roaming the car. Fun.

Then, on the way to the shelter we got a FLAT TIRE. Fortunately a very, very nice man saw me on the side of the road and came off his front porch and completely changed my tire for me, and even put more air in my spare, which was pretty deflated itself.

We surrendered the kitty.

Then the May Queen and I went to have our hair cut.

The lady cutting MQ's hair said to me "I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but...."

LICE.

Fortunately we caught it early, we could only see 2 eggs in her light blond hair, so killing them shouldn't be too hard. Even still...

Off to the store for the special shampoo, etc, and now my evening has been full of laundry, shampooing, fine tooth combing, another shampooing, laundry, spraying of upholstery, more laundry, the bundling up of treasured stuffed animals and putting away for 3 weeks to ensure the lice DIE, sanitizing hair brushes, more laundry...

And the realization that tomorrow at VBS I have to inform the parents of nearly 200 kids that we've had a lice problem.

In addition, it turns out that one of my cats (I'm guessing the new kitten, good thing he's cute) has been running around the house peeing on any plastic bag he could find. Which, it turns out, was quite a lot, seeing as how I've been purchasing tons of VBS supplies, plus using old plastic bags to transport stuff to and fro.

Is it any wonder I'm looking forward to a glass of wine?

(and is it just me or do you find the fine tooth comb USELESS?? the two eggs I could see I pulled out with my fingers after several failed attempts with the comb)

16 comments:

slouchy said...

AUGH.

Lice.

One of my worst fears. It hasn't happened to us yet -- maybe because we have boys and they have short hair?

I dunno.

Good luck with it. I'm sorry.

amanda said...

You win for bad day. I say a bottle of wine or two is in order...

Chrissy said...

Poor you! We haven't dealt with that (yet) either, but I can imagine the amount of extra work that would cause. Yuck.

kaye said...

I'm sorry, I was a kindergarten aid for a while and I just hated lice checks--combing through hundreds of kids hair in various conditions of cleanliness, not to mention the lice :(

hope things are better tomorrow

wheelsonthebus said...

now my head itches

melscolorfulmetaphors said...

Lice. Ick. We had them last summer, but since we have boys we just shaved them. Buzzzzzzz. :)

Amelia said...

Ugh. Girl, Lice is suuuch a pain. Seriously. We've had it a couple of times over my last 13 years of parenting.

We've also had the peeing cat phenomenon. I think you deserve two glasses of wine. Here's hoping tomorrow is a better day.

de said...

Oh, man. That constitutes a bad day. I hope today is better.

Ms. N said...

That is an epic bad day. Today almost has to be better.

Kyla said...

Oh, that IS a baaaaad day.

Amy Y said...

Yuck! That day deserved a nice glass of red for sure!!

Hope today is better, Mama!

Kat said...

Ugh. Make that TWO glasses of wine, huh? Yipes.
That is a nasty day. Hope today has gone much better.

Woman in a Window said...

OOoof!
and a little yuck, well, two eggs worth.

ewe are here said...

Oh gawd, lice?!?

We haven't had that particular joy yet... I expect our day will come... a nice reminder to invest in some tea tree oil before the start of the school year. sigh

Mad said...

Crap. That is a really bad day. Wish I could pour that wine for you.

alejna said...

Ugh. And ick.

I hope you got your glass of wine.