Thursday, January 03, 2008

OCD.... Has Found Me

I think I may have a problem. Ever since the whole Head Lice fiasco, I can not stop looking at my own scalp or the kids. I spend at least a 1-1.5 hrs throughout the whole day trying to see if I see any bugs or nits. I've done something each week to hoard them off if I did have any. RID twice, alcohol and mouthwash the next, then I dyed my hair a week after that, now this week I still feel like I need to do something else. I might dye my hair again since I bought 2. I plan to buy tree tea oil and put a bunch of drops in my shampoo so we can use that as a daily preventative.

This morning my daughter told me that the teacher said to put their coats back on the rack so she stuck her coat in her bag and then on the rack. She does NOT want to go through it all over. She had enough the first and hopefully last time. Then today when I picked up my son from school because I had a meeting to get to, they had all the kids coats in a pile at lunch because after they eat they get their coats on and get on the bus. I about killed over. I felt heavy chested, completely panicked, and snatched it off the pile as soon as I saw they had a pile in the corner.

Anyways, I'm not sure what to do about the whole helpless feeling that we all have headlice and it's still around. Everytime I itch my head I run to the mirror for 15-20 minutes. I am so screwed up from this whole thing. I keep thinking "oh tomorrow I won't feel bug contaminated" but then I feel an itch and run to the bathroom. I feel like no one is itching their head but me but then if I see someone itch....I run over and start searching their head. I need help.


Anonymous said...

I would be doing the same thing. I HATE bugs, and am so glad to have never had them as a child, and to have Matty home for now, and with a shaved head anyway.


Kbreints said...

I don't blame you! They (school) should be more careful! They should know to not pile coats like that! I would have said something to someone about it!

Sabrina said...

I let all the mom's I chat with at Brownies know at our meeting that Alex's class was told to hang their coats again and about the pile of coats in the gym in Dominic's class. They were just as hot as I was about it all. I think the school thinks just because of Christmas Break it's gone. Well all it takes is one missed nit!! Since dh and I are on the PTO I'm going to make a point to sound off to the principal at the next meeting. This whole deal has really traumatized me. I didn't think it would, but here we are like over a month later and I'm still freaking out when I see the kids or myself itch our heads.