I think I must be feeling 2 today because I have the Whys?

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I think I must be feeling 2 today because I have the Whys?

So a few days ago was our 2-year anniversary here at Lice Girls and I tried to put myself in the place of being two to see what that could mean to our busineindexss… or at least that is what I thought I was doing, and by doing that I just had lots of questions.  Big questions for the business but ones that I think are sort of healthy for a 2 year old business, ones that make us check why & how we are doing what we do.   But then I had the other whys!  The whys that get a little carried away, whys that could actually waste my time.

WHY do people continue to use toxic, non-effective head lice treatment products?

WHY are they calling super lice “mutant ninja” lice?

WHY does killing and annihilating a tiny wee bug cause me, the “Peace” major, such satisfaction?

WHY is the lice STIGMA still so prevalent today when we know lice don’t discriminate?

WHY does even mentioning the dreaded “lice” make some people itch and flinch with fear….  some even get downright psychotic  in the belief that they are THERE even when they are NOT!!

These are just a few of those “why”question that started to flood my mind as I was treating my last client.  Then with all these why’s you start to come up with a list of answers that often include some pretty wild conspiracy theories.  Does this ever happen to you?  I surely hope so, as one doesn’t like to be alone in there craziness. 

imagesWell maybe it isn’t crazy to to think that those green mutant ninja turtles are tired of living in sewers so they are mating with super powered head lice to shrink and find new homes on the top of heads… I mean that way they do get a whole new view of the world right.


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Head Lice love school trips!

It’s that time of year again when kids are going overnight to Outdoor Education with their classes and they are SO excited, but what they don’t know is that lice also love it! We see a surge of head lice infestations after overnight school trips and extended field trips. The kids are often in closer proximity once they are outside the confines of the classrooms and that means more opportunities to spread head lice. If you don’t want an unexpected visitor in your house this spring, be sure to send your child with prevention spray and bring them in for a head check when they return.  It can be the difference between a quick treatment for a new infestation or multiple treatments for your entire household if the lice settles in for the long haul. Remember lice don’t jump or fly, but they can transfer with head to head contact or if you are in contact with a surface where a bug has been knocked off the head. We often see children itching their heads or finger combing their hair and a bug is knocked off. That means all those girls who put their heads together for pictures, lay down to read books together at night, or simply borrow a brush or headband can transfer head lice quickly. Tell those bugs who’s boss and prevent head lice with out Mint Spray today!


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Teachers are Awesome!

ABM_1399346115I want to give a HUGE shout out to teachers and school staff. They spend more hours a day than I do with my kids and do a much better job of exercising patience, wisdom, and discipline…maybe I should go back to school to be a teacher to learn how to become a parent! No seriously though, have you thanked your child’s teacher lately?  Have you told them how grateful you are that they spend 10+ months a year thinking about how your child will learn best and how to make sure they keep up with every growing pressures to adhere to testing measures. So much is expected of these amazing teachers and they receive mediocre monetary compensation and little praise.  What teacher had an impact on your life and changed your path?  I vividly remember my language arts teacher, Mr. Goodall, changed my perception of my intelligence. In one single comment about my writing, he inspired me to try harder, to be better. I can remember many moments like this in my educational career, from the school secretary to the school counselor, yet I don’t know how to get in touch with them to thank them. Thank them for being kind and encouraging to a small person who needed those words more than they knew. SO I say we start a movement of thanking our teachers, old and new, for the profound impact they have…go ahead…make a list of the teachers you are going to thank right now!

Lice Girls offers free head checks to all school personnel, always!  It’s the least we can do 🙂


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