I stayed at home again today and reflected on all of my blessings throughout the course of the day. That day-long meditation was good preparation for our discovery tonight…I have lice again. I asked Abe to check my hair after dinner, and this time I just went numb when he told me the news.
I am trying to understand what lesson I am supposed to be learning from these repeated infestations. I feel like I take a million precautions already: I clean the house obsessively, I use anti-lice shampoo and conditioner on everyone regularly, and I check my children’s hair regularly. The fact that we keep getting lice makes me feel like God is trying to send me some sort of message. Maybe this is my chance to react in a more measured, mature, and calm manner than I have in the past. Maybe this is my chance to exercise mental self-discipline and focus on all of my blessings instead of this nuisance. Who knows.
What I do know is that tomorrow I am calling professional de-lousing services and having them come help us. I don’t know why I didn’t do that when I was trying to de-lousify everything and everyone during my third trimester. But the idea of having to go through all that again while trying to navigate the sleep-deprived newborn stage is simply overwhelming. Hopefully the expensive professionals can help us.
While Abe treated my hair, we started watching the movie Selma about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. That, at least, was a high point. I can never think of any movie off the top of my head that feels worth watching, but we somehow discovered this one. So far it is incredible. Too bad we have to be responsible and break it up, but I guess that gives us more to look forward to tomorrow!
Here are three videos.
This one is from Monday when Abe and the girls played “Duck-duck-goose” for FHE. I think it is hilarious.
This one is of Lydia and Mary playing pretend in my room today. They played together the entire day again. I am so proud and grateful for these good girls and their incredible imaginations.
This one is of Lydia holding Ammon. She is enamored.