Seriously, COMB YOUR KIDS HAIR…. A frustrated rant about head lice!
So there’s nothing I love more than when the kids come to me at bedtime and state that their heads are itchy.
NOT!!!! I hope you all read that with the huge amount of sarcasm that was intended.
It’s safe to say I am 110% fed up with the cycle of head lice & nits.
I am one of those people that check the kids hair almost daily.
9 mornings out of 10, I will comb their hair with the nit comb as I do it in the morning. Then once a week they get a good conditioner comb out to really make sure I haven’t missed anything.
I know when my MonsterSquad have ‘bugs’ (as we call them here), because I check so often.
When I find them, I check us all again, conditioner comb and then chemically treat their hair. Once treated, I then go back through it with conditioner to remove any dead bugs I may have missed.
Despite the fact that even the school tells me that there is no need to wash the linen, I do that too!!!!
Just talking about the situation has my head itching like mad.
Over the last month, I finally declared us ‘NIT FREE’ and celebrated that I had actually broken the cycle.
Now last night, in typical MonsterSquad fashion, they used a ‘hair comb out’ as an excuse to stay up that half an hour longer.
So I set too it, determined to get it done in record time so I could park my bum on the couch for the first evening in as long as I can remember. After all, I had combed just a day before.
With 3 or 4 strokes of the fine tooth comb through Levi’s hair, out came a massive live crawling bug. Another few strokes through his long hair and I discovered another.
By this stage I was at boiling point.
One session at Kinder, for 5 hours, and he has big bugs again. Not tiny little just hatched bugs, but big crawlers that you can hear pop when you squish them. Big crawlers that have obviously just crawled into Levi’s head.
After checking us all once again, it was just his poor head that was wriggling…. This time….
I know it’s not the kinder (or school’s) fault. They put notices up, they let parents know in newsletters, they do what they can, but it’s not up to the kinder’s & school’s to treat our children, it’s up to us as the parents/guardians!
So this rant goes out to all the parents/guardians that never bother to check their kids hair.
To the parents that say things like “my kids don’t itch”, “their hair is too short” and so on.
JUST CHECK THE HAIR!!!!!! Regardless…..
and please, please, please stop pretending you’re too busy to treat your kids hair!!!
It’s a shitty task, and nobody loves it but just bloody do it!
I’ve had enough, it’s costing us a fortune in treatments and conditioner and it’s wasting so much of my valuable time so often.
We’re dead set tired of itching at Chaos HQ.