Thursday, September 20, 2007

A real pain in the wrasse

All I didn't really need to know I learned in the first three weeks of kindergarten:

1. If the teacher says it, then It Is So. "Mommy, we can eat that brown stuff on the apple. It's just from air."

2. There is a fish called a wrasse that specializes in cleaning the teeth of other fish by swimming into their mouths and eating leftover food. Yum!

3. "Dear Parents: We have had a case of head lice reported in your child's classroom ... "

18 comments:

Mrs. Chicken said...

Lice already! Sheesh!

Lady M said...

Already? It's not even winter hat time yet. Ick.

Magpie said...

Oh no! I was at the drugstore the other day, and they had a big display of lice ridding medicine right at the prescription pick-up - and I thought to myself, I guess that's because school's open...

Bon said...

ewwww.

i meant the fish, but the lice too.

ah, school. the parasites must love September.

Julie Pippert said...

Rock on kindergarten!

I get a near daily chuckle at all the things I know she knows but comes home KNOWING because the teacher said it.

This week? APPLES...woot woot, like she hasn't had all sort every week of her life LOL.

I LOVE IT!!

Lice? Dude. Big skeeves. Cannot think of the essential oil you want to save my life just now. ARGH

Julie
Using My Words

Lisa said...

Lice? Ick-ity, ick!

Summer said...

Haven't gotten the lice message yet, but within the first two weeks of school we got TWO separate xeroxed notes from the school nurse, one warning of a general stomach virus going around, the second letting us know that there was a serious, vomiting-blood, go to the ER stomach virus on the rampage. Charming.

Suzanne said...

Lice! Oh, no! I live in fear of lice. I hope that the infestation is self-limited.

Alex Elliot said...

I'm itching just thinking about it!

Kate said...

Ah, ain't school grand? So how many sheets have you laundered thus far?

Binkytown said...

Argh! This week my note said "Today we sent a child home with a highly contaigous case of ringworm."

Good times. How many times have you checked their heads? Be honest..

Catizhere said...

Yep. We got our "head lice alert" last week. I knew when I walked in the building and all the stuffed animals were in plastic bags.
Poor Maggie cries every time I comb her hair now becasue I'm using the really, really fine tooth-comb.

Strangely enough, one little boy came to school on Monday sporting a new, close cropped do... coincidence?

Jennifer aka Binky Bitch said...

Oh lawd! Lice never seem to go away. Ewww.

TB said...

Oh that sucks, especially for a girl. I remember the vinegar shampoos and fine tooth combs and loads and loads of laundry that my mom had to do when we were exposed as kids. I swear, if Myles ever gets them, I'm shaving his head.

Scribbit said...

Ha! Sounds like your life has been fun :)

Julie (aka calm mama) said...

ooof! made my head itch just to read it!

aimee / greeblemonkey said...

Love the wrasse pun!

And Declan's daycare had a lice AND chickenpox scare over the summer. I was running for Kindergarten where so far it's just been the common cold.

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