Life with the Lehman's is never dull. There is always something fun and exciting happening. Fun and exciting is all in the way you look at it!!
So here is the story: Setting: It is Tuesday afternoon about 2:30
I am putting laundry away, Ub is taking a nap and Lexi well who knows what she had been doing before she shows up asking. . . .
Lexi: Hey, Mom (which I must hear from here 5,000 times a day right now)--
Me: Yes, Lex--what do you need?
Lexi: What's this?
Me: What's, what--(I turn to look at her)
She has her arm lifted and it looks like a small spider under her arm!!
(Luckily I am not afraid of spiders like many other is my family like: Grandma Cathy, Deanie and Aunt Joni)
So I go over and try to get it off -- it is attached. I suddenly realize it is a tick. So like any good mother I grabbed the phone and called my good friends at the DR office. They kindly asked a few questions and scheduled me an appointment at 4:30--just 2 short hours after finding this critter attached to my child!! I quickly start getting ready to go to the DR, started supper because you know how DR appointments can be --I hope to be home before bedtime at this point!
Here is Lexi at the DR sporting her new sticker.
(A much better picture of her sticker--that she loved because Mickey was playing the guitar--you know that kind that makes lots of noise!)
This is a picture of the tick under her arm. At this point it was all curled up, looking very much dead, but still hanging on!! Now for those of you that know anything about ticks--he's not!!
The good DR finally arrives in our room, studies it, announces that it is a dog tick-they don't carry any disease-they are just a bother!! So he easily removes the tick.
While he sticking it in a small cup and covering the bug with rubbing alcohol, he asks if I want to take it home. I laugh. (thinking: Is he serious: did he really go to college? what kind of question is that?, that is before I know that..)
He was giving me all this info like how they usually suck blood and grow to be the size of the end of a finger (gross) and some other real interesting tick facts. Then he looks back at the tick and announces that the little critter is trying to crawl out of the cup!!!!! Like I was going to take it home!!! Maybe he is crazy!
The trip to the DR was very educational and very painless.
That's just LIFE WITH THE LEHMAN'S!!!!!
**A fashion note: I do realize that Lexi's outfit doesn't match (the pants have a pink stripe down the leg)--but I wanted her to wear the tank so they could remove the tick easily!!!