The 4 letter word all parents dread..

I wasn’t expecting this for a few years yet, at least not until Amelia started proper school which is over a year away still. But here we are, with bottles of Hedrin and the good old Nitty Gritty comb. Yep..LICE!

We were told someone in the family had caught them and I immediately checked through Amelias hair with the comb and couldn’t find anything, I spent a good 20 or so minutes going through her wet, conditioner drenched hair and couldn’t find a thing. I also went through mine and Andrews hair too and couldn’t find anything.

The following afternoon after nursery, I spotted a couple tiny dark specks in Amelias hair. I swore they moved but wasnt 100% sure. Nevertheless, I sent the mother in law out to get the Hedrin from the Chemist and I proceeded to wet comb through her hair again. I found a few tiny things, which I *think* were tiny lice. If they were lice, they must have only just hatched because they weren’t moving and were teeny tiny. My sister used to get lice all the time as a kid so I know what adult lice look like. But I couldn’t find any adult lice on her at all, and pretty sure I didn’t find any eggs either so I was a little unsure. But she said her head was itching, as was mine at this point. So I applied the overnight Hedrin last night and combed through again this morning and nothing to be seen. I’m about 80% sure she has/had lice so I’m going to do daily combing and repeat the Hedrin in a week to be sure. I also combed through Andrews very little hair, and nothing. I also combed through mine and hubbys hair, and found what I *think* were eggs, but again I wasn’t sure. Nothing live at all, and I spent a good 30 mins+ combing on each of us. Surely I’d have found at least one? The chemist gave us a different treatment to use on hubby and I, a ten minute one. So I applied that on us just in case because I was really itching and wanted to be safe.

I definitely have imaginary lice right now because I cannot stop itching and it’s driving me crazy and I’m driving hubby crazy by not stopping going on about it. If I don’t shut up soon, he may well divorce me over head lice paranoia!

I know that head lice will go on any head, no matter how clean. It isn’t about cleanliness. But the thought of having lice, just makes you feel gross and dirty doesn’t it? Why on earth do they even exist? They don’t serve any purpose other than to annoy kids and make parents lives hell. GTFO lice!

Amelia really tickled me though. I explained to her she might have little bugs in her hair and we were combing to get them out because we can’t let bugs live in her hair and she replied with “why can’t they live in my hair? my hair is their home mummy!” It reminded me of Karen in Outnumbered when she said she wanted to keep a nit town in her hair. I couldn’t stop laughing.

 

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Hello Spring!

Spring has finally sprung here and we are having quite a few lovely sunny days and so I’ve been trying to get outside with the kids as much as possible so that they can enjoy it. There have been the odd few days here and there where it’s rained all day, but the weather is definitely picking up. Unfortunately for me, it also means my hayfever has reared it’s ugly head again and I have to be forever dosed up on antihisthamines. And it’s only going to get worse for me once Summer arrives. I really do hate allergies.

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Amelia keeps asking me if we can go to the seaside because it’s sunny now. I must have mentioned to her at some point during winter, though I can’t remember, that we’ll go to the seaside when it’s warm and sunny again. Our seaside holiday isn’t until September, so it’s a while yet bless her. Hopefully we can arrange a weekend away or something inbetween now and then. To try and make up for the lack of beach, I’ve made sure we have play sand etc for her to play with. Even Andrew has started playing with it rather than just shoving it in his mouth now.

Hubby bought Amelia the cutest little table, umbrella and chairs set for outside. She had spotted it in Asda months ago and begged for it but it was still wintery out and I promised her that we would buy it when spring came and it wasn’t so cold outside (it took me forever to peel her away from it, obviously I ended up bribing her with something else. amazing parenting right there.). So Mike ordered it for her and I set it up outside on the patio while she was at nursery. She was overjoyed when she saw it, never seen a kid so excited over a table before. We let her eat her tea outside on it and she ate all her food which she hadn’t done in ages. Typically, the day after it arrived it rained so I had to calm her down over the fact that she couldn’t eat outside that evening.

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Monthly Bucket List -May 2016

I am hoping keeping a monthly Bucket list will give me the extra motivation I need to keep trying to reach certain goals, however small they are. Here goes..

Keep fit – I’ve recently got back into exercising and eating well, I’m wanting to lose some fat, gain a little muscle and feel a lot fitter. As I’m still in the early days of working out,  I’m not yet seeing results and this is when I usually give up and pack it all in. But not this time! I can do this!!

Drink more water – I drink far less water than I should and I have actively been trying to drink more but I’m still not quiet getting as much as I need so gotta step it up this month.

Spend more quality time with the kids – Sometimes I get so caught up in the housework and other things that “need” doing, that I end up putting off doing certain things with the kids because I feel like I have to get other things done first.  When really, everything else can wait. They are only little once, and grow up so fast. They deserve their Mummy’s special attention.  I will spend more time with them doing the things they enjoy most.

Get outside more! – Aside from the nursery run for Amelia, the kids and I spend way too much time in the house which drives us all slightly crazy. I want us to try and get out most days (weather permitting ), even if it’s just in our garden!

Read more – Pre -kids, I used to read all the time. I bloody love books. Now if I try to pick up a book to read, one of my kids either snatches it off me, accidentally rips a page or smears peanut butter all over it. Or when the kids are in bed, asleep, I’m usually too damn tired to keep my eyes focused on reading a single sentence let alone a chapter.  But I do miss reading massively, and I definitely need more “escapism” in my life sometimes so I’m going to work hard at making time to read some more.