Did you ever have hair-raising parenting stress?

funny-kids-hair-01Did you ever have hair-raising parenting stress? I did, when my two girls were toddlers in a daycare center. I learned that lice are not nice!

Let me regurgitate my lunch now – how gross can you get! These are little beings in your child’s hair. Ugh…even menopausal hot flashes are more fun.

First – The Phone call (or letter) from the childcare center:

Dear Soon to be Very Upset Mother;

We regret to inform you that there is a lice epidemic at our fabulous childcare center, “Clean Hair for Johnny”, as one child has been reported to have been sent home with those darn little varmints crawling around his scalp.

Please be advised to purchase dangerous chemicals to pour on your child’s head which could render them blind and sterile for the rest of their lives. Please purchase these dangerous disinfectants RIGHT AWAY or your child will never, ever be allowed to set foot in our daycare facility again, or just take a shortcut and shave his or her head so they appear to have been in chemo for the past month.

Thank you for your cooperation, and please do not forget to bring cookies to this year’s Winter Holiday Pageant,

The Management

After reading this letter I noticed one of my girls scratching her head. I screamed and begged her not to, then proceeded to purchase 36 cans of RID THOSE SUCKERS from the pharmacy.

If only I had a humorous way to cope with this hairy situation! Have you ever had hair-raising parenting stress? The book “Laughing in the Rain – Self Care for the Storms of Life” can help you comb through the tangles of life in a humorous way. Who knows – you might be able to give some of your problems the brush-off!

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