Lice Happens.

Hi. My name is Emily. And my kids had lice.

That's okay, right? Psh. Whatever. It's super okay. Kids get lice. We had lice. It was super gross and gave me the heeby geebies and I still itch, but we survived. Until it comes home from school again.

When our lovely hairdresser informed me that not only would my daughter NOT be getting her hair cut, but that we were infested, I freaked out internally and called The Lice Lounge. Did you know that places like that exist? Because they do. And they're much better at de-bugging you and your squirrly kids than you are. Let's be real. You'll probably miss one. 

Their salon - isn't this the FANCIEST bug-removing place you've ever seen - is fully stocked with tablets and snacks for the kids, big windows, and great light. If it didn't make me itch, I'd want to hang out there and take MORE photos. They're right downtown White Bear Lake, not to far from Primp and next to Upsy Daisy

I highly recommend for your piece of mind, you check these ladies out if you ever find yourself searching for "how to get rid of lice". I hope you don't have to meet them, but if you DO, just do it. They know their nits. 


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Holiday Traditions.

I'm not even going to lie, I'm a bit of a Scrooge. My Christmas tree stresses me out because it messes up my living room. Christmas shopping stresses me out because I over-think gifts. Christmas weather stresses me out because it just MIGHT snow. I wish it could be more of enjoying and less going. 

A few weeks ago we bought tickets to the Minnesota Transportation Museum's Santa's Train Shop. It. Was. AWESOME. Wilson's a truck fan, a train fan, a bus fan. If it has an engine, he's interested. He's been asking to go for a train ride since we did A Day Out With Thomas in Duluth. This seemed like the perfect opportunity to spend some time as a family enjoying the Christmas season while not stressing, losing my mind, or braving the mall to see Santa. 


Sadly, with naps, we squeaked in right at the end of the event. I wish it'd be open until 5 instead of 4, but that's my only complaint. We still had time to get faces painted, ride the train (which was gloriously empty), and wave at Santa (who needs to say hi anyway?). 

If you have a little who would enjoy a ride on a train, exploring all sorts of new things, and free balloon animals, I'd definitely put it on your list for next year. Twin Cities Kids Club does several events with the Transportation Museum throughout the year and it's a great excuse to check out the trains for (sometimes, depending on event) free.