Thursday, May 8, 2008

Kim's become a public health risk: she has lice.

She discovered this last night after using hair conditioner for the first time since the trip started and discovering four bugs as she ran her hands through her hair.

We looked up lice on and discovered, humorously, that adults most likely to contract lice are "People who live in crowded or unclean conditions and who do not or cannot bathe and wash their clothing regularly."

Hmmm, let's see ..... camping in muddy roadside olive groves? Check. Sleeping in a van in the middle of the forest? Check. Wearing the same 2 shirts and 2 shorts everyday for the past month, washing it on the rare occasions where we have an opportunity to be in one place long enough to let them dry? Check.

We suspect she picked it up at Alejandro's house, where we were in close contact with his 7 and 9 year old kids -- children that age are the most prone to be lice-carriers. (Good thing we left his place so quickly!)