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If you were cuddling with your kid late at night and you saw lice...

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If you were utterly exhausted and about to slip into a deep sleep...your kid was already out...and then you saw a louse run through your kid's hair...

Would you pretend you didn't see it and go to sleep, promising yourself you'd take care of it first thing in the morning? Or would you drag your exhausted ass out of bed, get your kids up, run to the store, and work through the night cleansing their hair and sheets and everything else?
Posted by Anonymous on Sep. 6, 2013 at 10:00 PM
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Mrs.Kubalabuku
by Ruby Member on Sep. 6, 2013 at 10:04 PM
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Next day.  They are already infected with the lice, so it's not like waiting for everyone to be better rested and able to cope with it would harm anything.  And I'd be less likely to make mistakes during the cleaning process if I was rested.

Now, if they were awake and itching and upset, I'd do it that night.  But if they are asleep and I'm nearly asleep, it'd be better to wait.  I don't think my DS would handle being soaped up, combed, having his bedding all changed, etc very well late at night.  I think that'd be more traumatizing than the lice in the end.

colins_mom
by Ruby Member on Sep. 6, 2013 at 10:04 PM
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i have a boy, I would wake him up, take him outside and shave him bald then toss everything in the washer/dryer.
RiotousDigits
by Ruby Member on Sep. 6, 2013 at 10:04 PM
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next day.  bed's already infected.  let them sleep in it one more night.  It takes 8-12 hours to do the first round of lice eradication.  probably best to get some sleep

ZakkarysMom
by Gold Member on Sep. 6, 2013 at 10:05 PM
I would take care of it then!
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Sep. 6, 2013 at 10:06 PM

I'd be disgusted and leave ! 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Sep. 6, 2013 at 10:07 PM

I would wait. One more night isn't going to hurt anything.

Oddy_Knocky
by on Sep. 6, 2013 at 10:08 PM
Drag my ass out of bed. STAT.
Oddy_Knocky
by on Sep. 6, 2013 at 10:08 PM
Drag my ass out of bed. STAT.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Sep. 6, 2013 at 10:09 PM
I would get out of bed that moment.

Nip it in the Bud.

Eeeewwwww gross....why on earth did I open this post ?!?!?
Now I am going to be all itchy in my head !!!
Damn you OP !!!!!!
Princess_s21
by Sarah on Sep. 6, 2013 at 10:10 PM

 ewwwww im itchy just thinking about it, I would have to at least wash it to kill them and probably wrap her hair in a shower cap so they dont spread or fall out on her linen and do the combing the next day, if it was really that late.

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