I bet you already know this is Becca writing from the title. It does happen to be Mother’s Day weekend. It also happens to be the weekend that I went to the doctor for an unknown rash on my neck. Well, really it because I had multiple lymph nodes swollen and I couldn’t figure out why. I remember when my kids were pre-school-aged. I was close to one mom who would practically have a panic attack if anyone’s kid got sick. She would get so mad if someone didn’t tell her that their child had been ill. Then when her kids would get sick she’d most often “forget” to tell everyone. I used to get quite the kick out of it.
Nothing makes you feel more like a dumbass than having the doctor pick though your hair like your elementary school nurse did. I was the one to suggest it though. I said, “Well, my first thought is I got lice from helping out on a few school field trips. I didn’t see any, so now I don’t know.”
She said she would take a look really quick. After about five minutes of digging though my afro, she asked, “What school do your kids go to?” When I answered, she said, “You might want to give them a call and let them know your family has lice.” I swore under my breath, and then thanked God that Web MD was wrong about me dying of cancer.
Next, I texted my spouse asking him to start washing sheets and to inform him I wasn’t dying. I quickly rushed home to kill the blood-sucking parasites residing in my afro and in my daughter’s mane. Then we sat in the bath tub together combing the nits out for an hour. I then called my beloved sister to pass along that the de-stressing visit she made to my house may have caused more stress in her life. Later, I emailed the kid’s school.
During this process, I was laughing about it being Mother’s Day weekend. What says happy Mother’s Day more than picking the nits out of your kid’s hair?
So happy Mother’s Day to all of you: moms of one or more, stepparents, foster parents, stand-in moms for those whose parents are lacking, aunts, and sisters. Most of us have been a mom for at least a moment. Blessings to you all.
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Jason made a post on my blog this week. Please take a moment to read and comment. I would love it! http://wp.me/p2BLLc-YT