Nothing bothers me more than seeing teens these days “ruling” their parents. At what point in this world did they become boss? When I was growing up, I was afraid, or shall I say, respected my parents. When they spoke, I listened. Sure, I might not have agreed from time to time. But, to yell and scream and carry on like I was 5 years old throwing temper tantrums in public–well, let’s just say that my parents would have NEVER stood for it.

Parents want what is best for their children. They do not want to see them suffer. They do not want to see them in pain or uncomfortable. For example, when your child is itching and scratching for awhile and complaining, most parents want to get to the bottom of this. Some wait too long and low and behold–the itching turns out to be…..lice.

So, the parents, who care a great deal for their children, make an appointment with the lice lady. When they get to the lice lady it is confirmed that it is indeed lice and…here comes trouble.

Screaming, feet stomping 14 year old acting like a 2 year old. The teen has dance and having “lice” interferes with her schedule. I really thought I was dreaming and what was worse was that the parent actually allowed┬áthis to go on. So, out they went and off to dance and “off with the lice”.

I think back to when I was a child and all I can remember is how that never would have happened and how I would have never allowed that with my own children. In any situation and especially this situation where you need to think of others and not only of yourself, a parent has to be a parent and do their job.

Usually, the “lice lady” does not act as the “dear abby” lady but today just felt like that kind of a day!

Hope you all have a lice-free day and always remember when in doubt, the Potomac Lice Lady is just around the corner and available to help you with a smile!

All the best,

Lauren Salzberg

Potomac Lice Lady