Scabies at Preschool – Yikes!

Scabies at Preschool – Yikes!

Hank has had enough oh shit moments at is his Lutheran preschool that a call home from his teachers wouldn’t surprise me.  In fact, the first month I didn’t even venture further than a mile away as I was convinced I would be called back for some reason.  He actually adjusted quite well with reports ranging from “Hank doesn’t like our rules much” to “other than pulling down his pants before he made it to the bathroom, he had a great day.”

I was a little thrown off on Sunday afternoon when the phone rang and Maren told me it was Hank’s teacher.  Especially since we had spent the previous night at a fundraising auction with the preschool staff at the church.  Maren immediately started mocking Hank with an annoying round of “you’re in trouble.”

The only words worse than “Hi, it’s Mary Kay can your son stay after school for study hall?” were spoken by Hank’s teacher.

“We have a student with scabies so we’re cancelling class to steam clean tomorrow.”

I’m not sure if I was more upset about the scabies or the cancelled class.  I had plans.

This would be the Marler children’s first exposure to scabies as far as I know.

It would not be mine.

Rat Bastard once had scabies and exposed me to them.  I’m disclosing this as a youthful “ha ha ha” moment, but it can also be interpreted as a “she was pretty stupid to marry him with this information.”

After college graduation I went backpacking through Europe with a girlfriend.  Upon my return, he apparently missed me so much that he didn’t mention his little friends until he totally exposed me.  He did share his prescription and I never got them myself.  It would have been nice to make an informed decision.

I think Scotland Yard would call that a clue.

Thankfully the only souvenir I got from the Swiss Army was a a watch.


Poppy is a runner, writer, and mother of 3 children ranging in ages from 5 to 14. By day she's shuttling teenagers to the mall or someone to a birthday party in between Costco trips. She may not have had a pedicure in 5 years, but she still makes time for moms night out, girls nights in, or local PDX events with good friends. Recovery from fun nights out include a healthy lifestyle of marathon training, triathlon training, and lean eating. Parenthood can be messy, but Poppy always manages to find the funny under the snot.

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19 Responses to Scabies at Preschool – Yikes!
  1. liz
    March 5, 2012 | 5:19 am

    Fingers crossed your kids weren’t exposed!

  2. Kim Pugliano
    March 5, 2012 | 6:34 am

    I totally thought only old people got scabies.

    You know it’s a herpes virus, right? Just throwin’ that out there.

    • Kimberly
      March 5, 2012 | 7:15 am

      They’re mites that crawl under your skin and lay eggs.
      Yea. Disgusting.

      • Kim Pugliano
        March 5, 2012 | 7:46 am

        YEAH I KNOW. STUPID ME. I was totally thinking of shingles. I suck ass.

        The end.

  3. Kimberly
    March 5, 2012 | 7:16 am

    We used to have kids come into our ER all the time with Scabies. I could spot that linear rash anywhere. And when I did, I jumped into a hazmat suit. I don’t fucking lie.

    • Sandra
      March 5, 2012 | 4:26 pm

      My first patient was a schizophrenic with scabies and lice. Hurray for nursing.

  4. Arnebya
    March 5, 2012 | 7:18 am

    I’ve never even known anyone with scabies. Now, if you wanna talk crabs…nevermind.

  5. Kristin
    March 5, 2012 | 7:21 am

    No scabies here yet. Lice either. I think we’re overdue.

  6. Evonne
    March 5, 2012 | 7:25 am

    I hope your kids don’t get it!

    We dealt with lice last year. That was more than enough for me!

  7. Bridget
    March 5, 2012 | 7:32 am

    Maybe if you had more Facebook followers there wouldn’t have been an outbreak…

    • julie gardner
      March 5, 2012 | 8:51 am


      (Seriously. I was laughing too hard to think up a funnier comment.)

  8. julie gardner
    March 5, 2012 | 8:51 am

    The odds of me getting to be Hank’s prom date someday keep improving…

  9. Tonya
    March 5, 2012 | 10:00 am

    OMG. You are not kidding. I sincerely hope your children weren’t exposed. Yikes!!

  10. KLZ
    March 5, 2012 | 10:57 am

    Scabies and lice…terrifying. Good luck.

  11. Mrs. Jen B
    March 5, 2012 | 1:10 pm

    Oooooh fingers crossed for you…!

    PS – Hank? I still love him.

  12. Sandra
    March 5, 2012 | 4:27 pm

    First husbands make it such that we have a point of reference for our own stupidity.

  13. Erin I'm Gonna Kill Hom
    March 5, 2012 | 7:58 pm

    I got scabies during last years BlogHer from my dirty roommate.

  14. Megan
    March 6, 2012 | 6:52 am

    I don’t even know what scabies are, but he word alone is totally disgusting. I hope Hank doesn’t get it. BTW – I am the one who emailed asking who did your blog a few months ago! I got Booya’s Momma to do mine also and I love what she did. Thanks for the advice!

  15. Galit Breen
    March 6, 2012 | 8:37 pm

    Ohhhh nooooo! You poor thing! Yuck, yuck, and more yuck!

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