Yesterday I arrived at kindy to see stuck to the door "friendly notice: head lice are doing the rounds". Today the same notice is there with the words head lice rubbed out and replaced with chicken pox. I admire the scribe of this missive and their perky, upbeat attitude but I am struggling to feel the same optimism about having my children picking at welts and scabs on their normally peachy skin and hauling finger nails through their heads collecting the eggs of these little critters then littering them about the house so we can keep the glorious cycle of nit life a-turning in the warmth of our home.
As I type this my head is itchy as buggery. I don't want to slather my newly dyed red hair (see pic) in anti-nit chemicals. It will probably turn my hair green.