Something is really bugging me and making me feel quite lousey [oops! I mean lousy! ] We have put men on the moon and yet no one has invented a product that removes those sticky nits from hair. Oh, Yes! It's the ongoing saga of the Licewarner household [ did I really just print that?]. It has been kindly suggested to me that Noah may be to blame for this, that he jarred 2 of these critters and brought them on the ark with him. Two of everything, right folks? Says so right in the Bible. I have my own take on this, however. Since there were no glass jars back then I believe the Lord allowed them to cop a ride on Noah's bushy white hair or beard. From there they multiplied at a phenomenal rate [this is fact] and soon the entire ark was infested.
Nurse Ratchet has been helpful enough to tell me that these are simply "people fleas". Oh, please! I have 2 dogs and let me tell you you cannot compare the two. Forty loads of laundry later I can assure you that "people fleas" is a misnomer. Assuming it's against the law to boil a child, I have taken many other steps to "RID" my household of this problem. I'm simply boiling everything else :)
Speaking of boiling... "Horton Hears a Who" is now banned from my household as the endless refrain "boil that dust speck, boil that dust speck" plays over and over in my head. I also owe my patron saint for the year, St. Francis of Assisi, my heartfelt apologies. St. Francis, you may call me "The Exterminator" and I will not take offense, I promise you. I love poetry but the words, "Brother nit, sister louse" just don't have a pleasing ring to it. May you be consoled by how many people left purgatory this past week ;)
One last comment:
Lord, I love you
I tell you each day
But when I asked you to knit
I meant knit with a K!
I often ask the Lord to knit my soul to Him :)