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James Van Der Beek is Dealing With a Parent’s Nightmare & All We Can Say is NOPE

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A recent Instagram post from Dawson’s Creek alum James Van Der Beek has us praying, manifesting, and crossing our fingers (and toes, just to be on the safe side) that our family never has to deal with what’s happening at the Van Der Beek household.

The actor shared a photo of his six children — Olivia, 12, Joshua, 11, Annabel, 9, Emilia, 7, Gwendolyn, 4, and Jeremiah, 16 months — who he shares with his wife Kimberly Van Der Beek. The towheaded crew is standing in height order in their backyard, carrying baskets, making us think this is an Easter pic. Adorable, right?

If we had just looked at the photo, we would have scrolled straight past it with a smile on our faces. But having read the caption (why did we read the caption?!), we came to a screeching halt and immediately started scratching our heads.

“It’s all fun & games until someone gets head lice,” the Varsity Blues star wrote.

NOPE. No, no, no! Hard pass on that one. Head lice are an absolute nightmare to deal with on one kid, let alone [presumably] six! While we send our condolences to the Van Der Beek family, we are also brushing up on what to do if we ever come face-to-face (or hair-to-hair?) with the dreaded pest.

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