You can't tell from the picture but her head is laden with lice and eggs. This was taken the day before Raquel ran in the house crying after bumping her head. After I kissed her and hugged her, I jokingly pretended to inspect her head for the huge hole that had resulted from her fall. Instead of a hole I found a tiny bug, and then another one, and another and another. . .
Hindsight is always 20/20. I now know that when I had looked at her hair a week before that and said 'oh you have dirt in your hair, we need to wash it' what I was seeing was not dirt but indeed lice eggs stuck to her hair. Yuck yuck yuck!
Raquel sporting her short haircut smothered in mayonnaise in hopes it would also
smother any lice left.