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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

From The Diary Of A Seven Year Old

Today I had fleas in my hair.
First my mama washed my hair with a special shampoo.
Then my mama combed my hair with a special comb.
Then my mama put olive oil in my hair.
Then she combed my hair with the special comb again.
Then my mama washed my hair again.
Then my mama combed my hair with that comb again.
Then I took a bath and my grandma washed my hair.
Then my mama dried my hair and combed it with that comb.
Then all the fleas were gone. Tomorrow I can go to school.

My mama said not to tell anyone I had fleas.


Lindi said...

LOL! The beguiling innocence of children!

Jacquie said...

Bless her heart, Marlene! And her mommas!!

Amelia said...

Now Grandma what was your comment to that blessed little girl...oh what children say at times.

2009 - already an interesting year!

Salem Stitcher said...

Shame on those fleas for picking on that little girl!

Too funny.

Molly said...

So why are you squealing Grandma?!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

That's so funny, lol. I know when my daughter got fleas, I like that better, we all scratched our heads so much just thinking about it.
Keep Stitchen'

Marie said...

Cute Marilyn!!! Brought home our experiences with "fleas!"

Angie said...

Marlene, Marlene, this was delightful. Such memories it evoked. Not many escaped this when I was at school. If one kid in class got 'em, we all did. There was even what was called 'The Nit Nurse' in schools (in England in the '50s anyway) whose job it was to suss out these things.

Thanks for the memories!!!
love, Angie, xx

kymber said...

Ugh! Does this bring back memories! My kids got "fleas" from the neighbor children and I felt like one of those monkeys you see on t.v. rummaging through the fur of their offspring. I was obsessed about getting rid of them as fast as possible - man it STILL gives me the heebie geebies just thinking aobut that time!

What a cute letter though

Christine said...

Oh yes, I remember those days. My daughter's favorite thing was to share all her hats and combs, etc. with her entire class. She has fleas more than once.

Veggie Mom said...

Been there, done that! More than once, too!!

Candace said...

Very cute, but now I'm itchy, lol.

em's scrapbag said...

Poor baby. Wise mother.

Rose Mary said...

Bless her heart! Her momma was smart to talk about 'fleas'!

Anonymous said...

I love things written by children...truth, to the point, and always cute. No matter if it's even about fleas in hair.

Janet, said...

You know I see the makings of a children's book there. Short and to the point. I am so glad my sons never had fleas when they were little.

brenco1 said...

Oh the flea memories that brings back to me. I remember after about the 5th time the fleas came home - I cried out "but I am not a dirty person!!" No one answered,but we never had the nit fleas again. Thank you Lord.