ITCH MITES! WHOOO HOOO!! GO US!!
Just this past weekend, we had the flu. GO us some more!!!!
And, now, we have Itch Mites. I actually thought Madaline had chicken pox. She was COVERED with raised red welts/lesions on Wednesday night when I got her out of the tub. I was so furious and frustrated and irritated, that I even tweeted about it. I called her sitter - no exposure - none of the other kids had any sort of skin irritations.
So, off to the Pediatrician we went yesterday morning. And, as I am taking the scenic 45 minute drive there, mourning the loss of more of my vacation time, when I realized that, at least we already had the flu. One less nasty sickness option to catch while we were waiting in disease infested petri dish known as a Ped's waiting room? RIGHT? THAT can really be considered a bright spot? RIGHT?
And, oh boy, do I just kind of wish we had just chicken pox. But, we don't. We have itch mites. You can't seem them, but, boy oh boy, do they make a meal out of your body! And, itch? Holy crap, I haven't seen or needed this much hydrocortisone cream & benadryl cocktails since I was 8 & away at sleep away camp. For all of us. Madaline has them, I have them and the hubby has them. We are one big happy, err, ITCHY family.
It seems they live/grow on Oak trees. And, I was like....we don't have any trees.....and then, it hit me. Like a freakin' freight train!
Two weeks ago Madaline and I went walking up Memory Lane after her nap. After which, I borrowed, err, stole leaves out of the neighbors yard, for my daughter to jump in. We have continually played in this same pile of leaves for two weeks. Yes - we have been dealing with these bite for two weeks. I have checked Morris & Murphy religiously. I have deep cleaned my house, ironed mattress - and yet, they do not go away.
All, well, because we have continued to play in the yard and in the leaves.
Fun times I tell you...Fun times.
So, for a third time the house has been scrubbed from baseboard to ceiling. The beds have been stripped & ironed.
And, in case you are wondering, YES, I have clearly learned my lesson. The leaves have been returned to the neighbors yard. thankyouverymuchindeed