After posting my list of relaxing activities I wanted to pursue over the semester break, I was confronted with a slight side track last night - head lice. Anyone who's ever had the delight of being introduced to these irritating little blood-sucking creatures will feel my pain.
After weeks of No. 1 Son complaining that his head was itchy and searching and searching through his hair on many, many occasions and finding absolutely nothing, I came to the conclusion that he had some sort of determatological condition of the scalp - so I bought him the appropriate Neutrogena shampoo. This seemed to stop the itching for a day or two and then it was back on. I thought maybe it was because he does a lot of sport, so every time he had training, I told him to wash his hair. Then last night TD No. 1 came to me begging me to check her hair because she too was itchy. After searching and searching through her hair, I thought I saw a little egg. I dashed down to the chemist which was just about to close, just to be sure it wasn't what I thought it was.
Once I put the lotion on both their delightful little blonde heads, it became very, very clear they had nits!!! I bet you're scratching your head now as you read this, aren't you? Even as I was in the chemist talking to the pharmacy assistant about the best solution, we both started scratching our heads. Anyway, long story short...I spent all night doing all our heads, and washing sheets, pillow cases and towels. Thank goodness it was only the two of them that had an orgy of nits amongst their thick locks.
I remember when I was at school, we had a nit nurse that used to come around and check our heads regularly (usually during the spring months of September/October). I also remember the shame on the faces of the little urchins that were sent home with head lice. In those days, it was thought that only dirty people attracted head lice. Nowadays, they say the little critters love clean hair. Yes, that's it - my children have extra clean hair - hence the nits!!! I'll take that.
I honestly don't know what sort of hair they like - all I know is that they're a pain in the butt to get rid of! And a nice little start to my relaxing semester break!
I've done it!!!
Well, I've finally done it!! Got accepted into Uni AND created a blog!!! After searching for insightful websites to help me tackle my journey into academia at my ripe old age and coming up with nil, I decided to start one of my own. I hope this blog will encourage anyone who has ever doubted their own abilities, to put one foot in front of the other and achieve their ambitions, desires, dreams...no matter what they are. If anyone has any inspiring stories to share, I would love to hear them. I love an inspiring story!!!