Friday, June 26, 2009

Mayo





This week if you read this post, you know that we have been dealing with head lice. It has been a daily check of the heads and washing of the sheets. It has been a long week.

One of the treatments I was told would work for getting rid of the little buggers was to put mayonaise on the girls hair, then a shower cap and let them sleep in that over night. Then the next morning rinse their hair with vinegar. The mayo would smother them and then the vinegar would make it easier to comb them out.

Yes, I said gross as well.

You see mayo is my least favorite condiment in the spectrum of sandwich making. It actually has the ability to make me gag when I see a big glob of it.

No joke.

So, of course I would marry someone who LOVES mayo. In fact, he has been known to lick a knife clean that holds the nasty stuff, or simply eat a spoon full of it.

I actually shuttered when I typed that last sentence.

Tuesday night, I was THANKFUL that he loved mayo. He did the honors of slathering the girls hair down with white stuff that was going to smother the little bugs. As thankful as I was that night, it did not occur to me that the next morning he would be gone to work.

I would get the honors of rinsing out the stuff, AFTER the girls had slept in it.

All.

Night.

Rinsing it out - with vinegar, no less. To put it mildly, by the third head of hair, my hands smelled like some out-dated salad dressing. They smelled like that for the next 2 days.

Needless to say after that, I still don't like mayo. I am however thankful for it's ability to smother lice, but I don't think I will be eating any mayo sandwiches or salad anytime soon.

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