just for laughs

This post may bore you to tears but it’s something I personally want on the records. I can not forget this night.

I can’t believe I am awake at this hour. Well yes I suppose mom of 3 being awake in the middle of the night comes with the territory. But all my little ones are tucked in and sound asleep and definitely not the reason I am awake. Which is the part that I am here to share with you so we can all have a good laugh at my expense 🙂 plus I am having trouble falling asleep so here we go.

10 days ago Ryann came home from school with lice. Is that not the most embarrassing parenting moment or what? They always say it’s not about “hygiene” but everyone looks at you like “don’t you bathe?!” I admit, we used to skip a few baths here and there, however now that we have moved and my kids never want to play indoors, bathing daily is now a necessity. It took my kids awhile to get used to this. They kept saying “but we just took a bath like yesterday….” Thank goodness we are on a well so the water patrol guy isn’t banging on our door. I digress….

So that was 10 days ago and we are still dealing with this plague! Seriously I have been more than thorough. I bought the shampoo, treated everyone, stripped the house, and combed through hair for hours. So then Ryann tells me a week later “my head is itching will you check it?” And I find one of those disgusting pesky bugs. And icing on the cake, I find one on me. So it was late, like 10pm. That’s late. And I went to walmart and by like 50 dollars worth of whatever I could find including a Robicomb. And we do this all over again. So I’ve got my sweet electronic lice comb because hey, we are pros now and I had been using it daily on everyone. So far, our breed of lice apparently like female brunettes. Probably best though because if Micaila got it in all that hair…. oh my we would be in for it. Well today I find some more and waste a few more hours of my life and Ryanns picking nits. Ryann and I have become so close, me particularly with her head. So I have been telling Jason “babe, YOU are gonna have to check my head.” And he really is excited let me tell you.

Ok so pause there. And let me take you to our chickens. Those cute little fluffy things, well they have totally out grown their “brooder” and are getting ready for the outside world. We have been letting them play in their coup during the day and let me tell you, this girl is SO READY for these chicks to be outside permanently. “And lay me some eggs already!!” Seriously, they are pooping all over my laundry room. I spent several hours cleaning the floor today and then decided I’d had it they were going TONIGHT. Slumber party in the chicken coup, whoop whoop! To set my decision in stone I repainted my laundry room to freshen it up from the chicky poo. Yeah it was that bad. We are normally such clean people, I don’t know what’s happened!

Okay back to the lice. So Jason gets to officially become a nit picker. I knew he’d be great at it too once he got in there. Well it had been raining some and Jason starts expressing concern about the chickens. And I’m all “no way Jose! I just finished my beautiful laundry room in a nice yellow tone, willow herb, it’s not getting pooped on ever again!” So we continue pulling nits out of my hair. Eww. It’s about 2am and seriously, it’s like a tsunami hit Graham acres. I mean just pouring buckets, and windy! I’m thinking “really? Of all the days, I decide to kick the chicks out, and we have flood warnings!” So Jason goes to check on the chicks, yes I do have a heart, and the poor ladies and gent (we have 1 rooster by the way!) are drenched. Not to bright though bc I had given them a very nice cubby with bedding to lay in which was DRY and yet they are piled on each other in the rain. Whatever. We pile them up and take them back into the house in the cozy.soothing.laundry room. They did look so happy to be inside. But seriously, quit pooping on my floor and stay in your brooder bin!

honestly though, nights like these…… all we can do is just laugh.

Goodnight y’all. 🙂


4 thoughts on “just for laughs

    • Cheryl I remember well enough to know that you would be able to have a laugh with me about the crazy little things in life. Your smile and laughter is what I always have you pictured with. 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  1. Seriously?!?!
    In ways, I want to cry for you. I honestly feel for you Katie. All I can say is, Keep it up! This too shall pass😉
    I am incredibly proud of you for how you are handling it all. When it rains it pours and thank God we can laugh our way through it. Next time you are up at three…call me. It’s a popular hour in my house😄

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