SCHOOL IS OUT FOR SUMMER! I am so excited so summer break and all of the adventures to come. This week I am sharing some great finds, our NOT so exciting toddler news and more...
One. Thrift Store Finds. Here in Lakeland we have a Once Upon a Child store which is pretty much a thrift store for children. They have toys, clothes, shoes, etc. A few weeks ago I found this Gap dress for Ava for $6! It is so cute and a good quality dress. I love paying thrift store prices because within the first few seconds she had it one she managed to spill cherry juice all over it!
Two. No Shame. Last weekend, we decided it was time to get Ava a leash backpack. Right now she is just everywhere and we are very capable of keeping her contained but we also know the truth about reality. Anyhow, we really bought it to have while walking through the airport for our trip to Colorado. However, I have NO shame in my leash game. I will use it whenever I feel like we need it. My brother and I had one when we were little and it didn't even have a cute backpack with it. It was a straight up leash that attached to my wrist and the other end to my parents' wrist. Ava picked it out and she was super excited about wearing it. Haha...little does she know what it's really for.
Three. NOT-So Exciting News. So this week while taking out Ava's pony tail I found a louse (singular for LICE), that's right a louse in her hair. I immediately told Joey to get a piece of tape and paper for further investigation. Sure enough, Google confirmed it was lice. I freaked out! My daughter is only 21 months there's no way! Well there is and it's called DAYCARE! I quickly contacted all of my experienced lice mommy friends to figure out what to do. As a teacher for 8 years who has seen lice many, many times you would think I would know but I guess it's different when it's in your child's hair, in your house. UHH! I hate lice! I searched and searched and searched her hair but only found one louse and zero nits so hopefully it was just some fluke thing. However, we didn't treat it that way. Joey ran to the store and picked up this lice treatment spray for 6 months and older. Then we washed all of her clothes, towels, sheets, stuffed dog, the furniture, pretty much the whole house. Heck, we even treated our own hair! Lice does a number on the brain. You start itching everywhere. Now, I make sure to put some product in Ava's hair everyday before she heads off to daycare. Of course, last night I dreamed that I missed the nits in her hair and all of a sudden they all hatched and lice was everywhere. I know, a bit extreme, but that's what lice will do to you.
I would love to hear any tips or tricks you have to treating lice or preventing it!
Four. A Good Read. This week I discovered the article, "Potty training tips for toddlers: The Best Advice from the Experts." This article was a really good read. I loved all the different points of views and the tips and tricks that are shared throughout the article. I think it's great for any potty training parent.
Five. SCHOOL IS OUT FOR SUMMER! I LOVE my job and love being a middle school teacher but I am so excited for summer and all the adventures we have planned. Our toddler currently isn't a fan of the water (sad tear). She loves putting on her bathing suit but that's as far as she goes. Today, my husband is going to pick up a little plastic pool from ALDI ($6.99) and we are going to see if we can get her to enjoy the water.
Happy Friday Everyone!
What are your tricks for keeping lice out of your child's hair? Do you make something at home? Have a favorite product?
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