Friday, June 18, 2010

Los Piojos for Oldest Son

Well the adventure continues for Oldest Son. He has his first case of piojos ... lice.

Wednesday: The Nayarit schools announced that they will close school on Friday - 3 weeks earlier than planned! Husband checked with kids' Mexico school to see if Oldest Son and Youngest Son could attend for last two days. Yes.

Thursday: Kids went to school and had a great day. Oldest Son was excited about high marks on a math test. Youngest Son brought home a great picture he had drawn about his summer: Oldest Son surfing, Youngest Son hanging on to Oldest Son, a flattering depiction of me wearing a bikini (which I never do!) and Husband colored in with a sunburn all over. Ummmm, there must be some kind of deeper meaning to these artistic choices by Youngest Son. Something to ponder.

Friday (today): Parties all day long at school. Youngest Son came home covered in dirt from playing outside. Oldest Son came home with lice. Well, to be technically correct, we only found the eggs. We have treated Oldest Son's scalp and are hoping no hatchlings reveal themselves tomorrow. We have switched all the linens and quarantined the stuffed animals. Husband, Youngest Son and I are piojos free so far.

Saturday: We will see ...

6 comments:

Brenda said...

Lice, yuck!!! That used to happen in the schools up north also. They used to tell the kids not to share their combs and hats with each other; but still it managed to spread.
I was lucky that my kids never caught them, the idea makes me itchy.
I think you need to do the treatment again in a certain amount of days in case some eggs were missed the first time.
Just another part of motherhood in any country.

American Mommy in Mexico said...

B - Totally agree. Many of our friends NOB have already had this parenting experience. Lice passes through all boundaries thats for sure.

We seem lice free this morning but will keep checking ...

Heather said...

Hang in there. Hopefully you will get rid of them quickly. We've been very lucky so far not to see those icky things (knocking on wood!!!)

American Mommy in Mexico said...

We are lice free ... it was not too bad. I guess Oldest Son had light case that we treated quickly!

On Mexican Time said...

Ahhh!!! Thank goodness you found it when you did!!! I remember when I used to get letters sent home from school advising a student had lice...do they do that here???

American Mommy in Mexico said...

OMT - They sorta do. The challenge is that kids are allowed to come back to school before being lice free thus the cycle of lice continues in MX. I will tell you though that in the USA - it is not much better. While the USA schools have stricter policies about treatment and return to school, it seems that once it hits then the school year is doomed ...