I actually spend active time thinking and hoping the kids never get lice because I'm germophobic and if it comes between carefully bagging all the plush items that can't be washed in a black trash bag and keeping them in the dark for two weeks and then at the end of those two weeks being able to use my couch pillows again with confidence that something magical happened in those trash bags and they're all good now or just tossing them out and getting new ones? Honey, I'm going shopping.
Every once in awhile the kids bring home the dreaded Lice Letter home from school. You know the one, the "Dear Parents, there has been a confirmed case of head lice...", and then goes on to say if was a child in the same grade or, worse, the same class as your child. I mildly freak out and comb through the kids hair with a toothpick and a flash light, which is doubly hard because have you seen the hair on my kids? There's a lot of it.
KNOCKING ON A GIANT PIECE OF WOOD, WHILE CROSSING MY FINGERS, my kids have never had lice, which I'm thankful because I'm terrified of them. They're basically invisible and can set up shop in any plush surface. Any plush surface! I've heard horror stories about what people have had to go through to get rid of them and don't want any part of that action so I've been taking my own preventative "just in case" action for quite some time now. Call me crazy, I don't care.
One of those parents who has a nightmare lice story mentioned this Ladibugs Mint Spray and how she also uses it as a preventative for her kids now. That was all I needed to order a bottle. It smells like lavender and mint and the kids don't mind it at all. Actually, I've never told them it's a "lice preventative" spray. They just think it's something to make hair smell good. And don't go thinking our mornings are calm. Most of the times I'm chasing them out the door spraying it at them like Gus from My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
I know it may eventually happen, but it makes me feel better to be doing a little something that might help it not happen.
*By the way, this is not a paid advertisement piece. I bought this on my own and wanted to share this product (and my crazy side) with you.