So, you think your Halloween was scary?
I've got you beat. We've had the creepiest, most horrible Halloween surprise EVER.
A ghost? A haunted house? Bats in the attic?
When I called in to school this morning to report that Caroline would be out sick again, the secretary told me that not only are a whole bunch of kids out sick with this same bug, but also that an outbreak of head lice has been found in the 5th grade.
No sign of them on Caroline's head yet, but (knocking on wood) I've never had to deal with this and I'm a bit uncertain about how to tell the difference between the lice nits and plain old dandruff. I've been looking at pictures on the internet (yuck) and now I'm ready to do another check with my lighted magnifying glass.
Keep your fingers crossed for us that we've dodged this bullet.
[7pm: No nits in sight after careful inspection. Phew. Makes you itch just thinking about it, doesn't it?]