Wednesday, August 10, 2011

fit to be a school nurse and a mom

So being in a third world country, working with children that live, work and play in the dirt it's smart to wear your hair up, unwashed and wear more hair spray than 
Nikki Sixx. 

Not everyone does that though. 
Most of the time your thought process is 
'that won't happen to me'
....WRONG!! It does. It happens, and it's hell.
 You probably know what I am talking about, LICE.

After discovering that 4 members of our team indeed have lice, my fearless leader, Laura Fry and I went pharmacy hopping for lice shampoo, new pillows, new sheets and in search of hot water to wash in.
Nearly impossible to find all of these things.
Which is probably why it's such a problem with the children that we work with, around here. 

After 13 long hours of washing bedding, hair, picking through hair, shampooing hair, dying hair, drying hair, boiling everything and picking through hair, again, in the dark, with a head lamp and that still not working
 we have come to drastic measures....

Home Remedies.

Rubbing Alcohol
Mouth wash
Cooking Oil 
Tea Tree Oil
We're going in for the kill. 

Who knew that spending 3 months in a third world country would equip you to be a school nurse, and a mother? I was planning on coming to Cambodia and praying for some lame people and seeing them walk, telling them about Jesus, teaching some English..ya know normal missionary stuff..
Funny how God puts you in extreme situations and environments to teach you small lessons.
No, that wasn't fun.
No, it wasn't easy to be patient.
Yes, I was tired.
Yes, I was upset.
But if that's what it takes to be a better mommy one day, I'll do it a million times over and if that's what it takes to further the kingdom, let's go at it again.

Check out some of the crazy thing that people do to get rid of this crazy stuff: