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It’s Almost Poetic

By Amy Corbett Storch |

I think the universe is reading this blog.

“Hmmm,” thought the universe. “Amy’s been writing a lot about the pros and cons of having all boys. Mostly the cons, because she is a brat. And then peppering in some stuff about the naive things you say and promise yourself you’ll never do before having kids. If only there were some way to wrap up this month in a nice, full-circle, narrative kind of fashion.”

I NEVER: Will have a child with head lice. I mean, gross.

“Ho-HO!” thought the universe again.

I NEVER: Had head lice as a child, so up until oh, seven and a half hours ago, I could not have told you what one is supposed to do about head lice. I knew there was some kind of…shampoo? And a comb? I think I remember watching my friend’s mom dipping a comb in a glass of water while combing through my friend’s brother’s hair and when I got home and told my mom about it she freaked out because SHE WAS DOING WHAT? TO WHO? OH MY GOD, SIT DOWN AND LET ME LOOK AT YOUR HEAD.

Hours, now, I have been combing. And scrubbing. And stripping beds and bagging up stuffed animals and all sorts of things that I have to admit, aren’t helping with the case of head-to-toe Phantom Hysteria Nits I have going on.

But. I can at least now add one more thing to the PRO list for having boys: SHORT HAIR. Oh dear lord, thank goodness for the short hair.

Thanks for the blog fodder, universe! Now GTFO.

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Amy Storch lives in Washington D.C. and blogs at Amalah, a wonderful confessional and often hilarious source of anecdotes from Amy's life with her husband, Jason, and their two sons. She was a Babble Top 50 Mom Blog and now blogs for Babble Voices. Read bio and latest posts → Read Amy Corbett's latest posts →

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  1. Sara M says:

    Love this! My boys had a lice scare last year at the beginning of the school year. They didn’t get it, but we shave their hair for the summer anyway, so we thougth nothing of having to give them a shave again. But I freaked out…all kinds of thoughts about me getting the lice and what I would do. Made me itch all over. Yuck.

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