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You Mean I Have to?

I had to pull a deer tick off of Saoirse today.  Yep, it was a deer tick.  Yeah, that’s right–the kind that transmit Lyme disease.   I may look calm on the outside, but my insides are like a hot mess of freak-out, scrambled, served up with a side of worry sauce. We’d just walked in the door.  The girls had played outside for a little while before lunch on SK’s preschool playground, which is where she played during school today, as well.  It’s a lovely setting, this playground, situated above a creek, on land filled with trees.  It’s one of the reasons we wanted her to go to school there.  It’s  just so darned pretty. Ha.  Silly mama.  Nature’s creepy. Thank goodness Saoirse wanted to wear her hair in a ponytail today.  The creature was stuck right at the edge of her hairline, in front of her ear, at the very edge of her face.  And I’ll admit–the instant I saw it, I looked around the kitchen, hoping to find somebody else there.  And I’ll also admit…