The good news in all of this is that we caught it extremely early and I now know what to do.
The bad news is that it happened during the time when Nate was gone, so for two days leading up to the professional treatment, my night routine was washing all pillows and sheets, boiling all brushes, and making Captain sit on a towel on the couch, which subsequently got washed.
And getting lice in general is just crap news.
So here's the rub if lice come a-calling:
1. DONT get RID. It's chemicals and it doesn't work
2. DO get the enzyme treatment. We used OC Hair Police but you can find another brand online. It's all the same enzyme.
3. DO use the enzyme treatment daily and use a nit comb. The do it yourself treatment recommendation we got was 13 days.
I immediately went and got my head checked (I had it), bought the enzyme, and gave Captain and myself a treatment every night for two nights. We had an appointment that Friday to get it professionally checked out, but at $98 per person, I wanted to give it a go myself and see how much I could do. Besides, there is no way in Hell I could just hangout for two days knowing we had eggs in our hair.
We went to OC Hair Police who were awesome and walking distance from our house (never knew!) - the enzyme treatment was so effective Captain was 100% clear and I only had two eggs so she combed us both out, and we were solid - no need for a treatment, and that was only $25 per person.
I never had any experience with lice - it's gross, it makes your head itch when you think about it, and it's daunting. But, that's having a kid - and now we know the steps.
Side note - poor Nate was in Tahiti when we found out, and since I couldn't tell him how to check himself in Tahiti, he had to shave his head.