I have so much to write about. I'm suffering a massive case of the Journal Paradox right now.
But the half dozen posts I started all got shoved aside with everything else in my life after a call from the school nurse saying Mona had lice. Which means Aden had lice. (Quinn, for reasons unknown, did not have lice.) Amazing how that kind of brings everything to a halt and makes your world all about laundry and hair washing.
I don't even have enough energy to go into any real detail because I am so tired after a full day of stripping sheets and bagging stuffed animals and going through my kids' heads with a nit comb.
I will say, however, that I felt whatever instinct I posses as a primate assert itself while working on Mona's head this afternoon. Despite being grossed out over washing lice out of my daughter's hair, something about carefully combing through small sections of her scalp felt natural. I did not eat what I found like a monkey or a chimp would, but I got the appeal of the activity. It was strangely enjoyable literally nit picking with Mona. (Less so with Aden who has much longer and impossibly tangled hair. The knots were more frustrating than the nits.)
So I am going to sleep and try not to dream of lice or nits or fine toothed combs. And if I'm crazy lucky tomorrow I may even get to tackle writing about my mom's birthday or taking the kids to see an opera or how my brother and his daughter were stranded here due to the hurricane.
(Lice! Ewww Ewwww EW!)