This one will make your scalp crawl...
My husband and I noticed that during the night (we co-sleep) our daughter was itching her head a lot. She had a history of minor eczema so I didn't worry to much about it. After the third night I thought that I better take her in, in case she had a rash. The day I was taking her to the doctor, I placed a barrette in her hair. As I moved her hair, I noticed a bug and then another. I tried to keep my cool but was panicking inside. She had lice!! "F**k" I whispered under my breath a few times. I was about 7 months pregnant at the time. So a little emotional. I called my mom crying and panicked. "What do I do, mom?" With her calm reassuring voice, she tells me to go get the shampoo and start washing everything, place things in the freezer that can't be washed and vacuum. So off we went to the pharmacy to pick out that shampoo you use (that's some what safe). I got us home and started to scrub my daughters head like you wouldn't believe. Watching these bugs fall into the water of the tub. I scrubbed and I combed and I combed. When my husband got home he treated his head as well.
I was a little hesitant using the shampoo on myself although the pharmacist did say it would be okay to use when pregnant so instead I decided to cover my head with coconut oil and saran wrap my head for the night. Then there was the cleaning. Sheets after sheets, clothes, stuffies, cushions and pillows in the deep freeze and vacuuming EVERYTHING. I also needed to make that embarrassing call to the day home and to friends. I had thoughts of "There going to think we're dirty". We were all good until about a week later when I started to feel things moving on my head. But I kept thinking it was just in my head. You know how your head feels right now like it's crawling? I was combing my hair daily after we knew about the lice to ensure nothing was in there. And nothing would come out, until one day I noticed the tiniest bug with his legs just a moving in the comb. "F**k" came out of my mouth several more times and tears began to pour out of my eyes as I thought about all the shit I would need to clean. I ended up treating my hair and my husband and I tackled the laundry and the vacuuming. Finally, they were gone. Please never again.
Have you had lice in your household? How did you deal with it?
A mamas yin practice. When your down to your shoulders in lice, take a shape. That's a yin shape. Try this shoulder stretch. This targets the inner lines of the arms and chest and great for the shoulders. Lay on your tummy with your right arm out to the side, palm facing down. With your left hand under your shoulder begin to roll to the left as far as you need to to feel those strong but not painful sensations. Hold for three to five minutes. Feel and breathe. Repeat on other arm. Remember it doesn't matter how you look. FEEL and your doing it!