Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tick Tick Tick...Boom

On Easter, we sat at my aunt's house, talking about childhood injuries & illnesses and the talk turned to lice. I have been through that devil plague wit my kids and I can tell you that long after the infestation has been cleared, the effects will live with you for a long time - possibly forever. not your kids - your kids will be all, whatever two days later, but you'll be the one who - five years later - still loses my shit every time I feel even the tiniest itch on my head (and I didn't even have them!)

So anyway, I was telling everyone how I'm nuts and obsessive, and how I completely overreact if one hair as much as moves in the breeze and feels like a tiny tickle or itch. I immediately go into a several hour panic, scratching and feeling around in my scalp for what is obviously some kind of creepy crawly. And then we all laughed and laughed at how crazy I am.

And then Monday, I was sitting at my desk at work, ran my fingers through my hair, and discovered a tick.


IN MY HAIR!!!!!!!

Who's crazy now, bitches???

(OK, it's me - I'm still crazy. Because once you find a tick crawling around in your hair, it's pretty much crazytown from here on out. Of all thing to be right about, it had to be this one.)

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Burgh Baby said...

I once found a tick crawling around on the back of my knee...y'know, that dark and weird place. I still, to this day, HAVE to look back there to make sure there isn't a tick every. single. time I wear shorts or a skirt.

Oh, and I found that tick when I was in 4th grade. Way-too-effin-many years ago.

Logical Libby said...

I had to help a friend remove a tick from her dog this weekend. I still can't think about it without grimacing.

Scribe said...

LMAO! I was so convinced that I had pinworms that I insisted that the doctor give me two tests AND the medication without one single shred of proof that I had them. I didn't and to this day my doctor calls me a scourge on the system.