Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Best Birthday Gift Ever

It's not diamonds, or money, or unlimited massage. Nope. The best birthday gift took 41 years to arrive--it was my dear friend, Nicole, taking my 7 year old daughter home from school and de-lousing her.

Leave it to best friends to give you the best gifts! This gift of de-lousing came wrapped with a pretty bow that included stripping the bed and starting a load of lice-killing laundry.

Where was I? My other dear friends, Paula and Pam, suggested months ago that we all go into the city and have a spa day on my birthday. I arrived out of massage bliss to a very disturbing voicemail. However, up until that point, I was having a fabulous day. I obviously have great friends all around.

Nicole, didn't want to ruin my spa day, so she kindly took Birk to the "special salon."

After a few days of personal lice battle, I've realized that lice are going to be right up there with the cock roaches in the new order of the post nuclear bomb world. Yep, 20 minutes in the dryer will melt a $200 sleeping bag, but it won't kill lice. Hmmmmm.

Well, folks that's where I've been this week. Last week I had a sick dog. The week before that I had a boy with a fractured arm. Where would any of us be without our friends???


blueviolet said...

Now that's enough nonsense over there!

I hope you've finally killed off the lice!

Terri said...

oh dear,,,, happy birthday to you!!! I really miss my friends back in SC. Can't say that I have any that would do that for me here in GA..... you are truley blessed !! I hope next week is better!

Helene said...

Wow, those are truly great friends! You know if someone is willing to de-louse your child, she is a friend for life!!

F.T.M. said...

Lice is annoying. I got it a couple times growing up. Yuck!

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