"Parenting tip: Never have kids. They might get lice."
Gross. Gross! GROSS.
Authorities in Massachusetts are looking into the death of an 18-month old girl that died of suffocation after undergoing an apparent home-remedy for head lice.
"No healthy child should be excluded from or miss school because of head lice," says the AAP, "and no-nit policies for return to school should be abandoned. Your child can return to childcare or school after one treatment with anti-lice shampoo," is the policy.
I had the weekend all planned out: carpools, schedules, snacks packed. Everything was carefully coordinated. That is until I heard these words: "Mommy, my head is itchy."