#TheOrdinaryMoments – Chemical Warf-Hair & Rainy Day Play

From an outside perspective, I’m sure that our house appears to be clean, tidy and well-organised but let me assure you that this weekend has felt far from it.

Whilst getting the kids dressed and sorted for what I was hoping was to be a stress-free, smooth-running Saturday, I discovered that we had acquired unwanted visitors. From that point on it was all-out-chemical-warfare (or should I say warf-hair?) as I smothered us all in large doses of Hedrin, a greasy formula which claims to kill headlice.

Given that my hair looked as if I’d dunked it in chip fat and was to stay in that state for a further eight hours, I had no other option than to stay indoors and to crack on with the cleaning. Paul and I vacuumed, vaxed and dusted each and every inch of the house.

We then washed bedding, blankets, towels, soft toys, cushions, and covers in a sixty-degree cycle. Anything which was unable to be washed (such as hairbrushes, combes, bobbles, clips, and accessories) were frozen overnight.

It took us all day to oust our ‘unwanted guests’ from the house (and from our heads), I’ve treated, combed, washed, conditioned, combed again, straightened and checked each and every inch of our heads and the nits are no more.

It’s so frustrating though as despite regularly checking our children (and ourselves), I’m well aware that nits have a nasty habit of getting around quickly, thus will more than likely return to our roost at some point in the future. I should warn them that I am armed and ready with every potion and lotion possible.

Rainy Day Play

#TheOrdinaryMoments - Chemical Warf-Hair & Rainy Day Play

We haven’t had the best start to the new year – as they say – “When it rains it pours” and given that it’s been pouring with rain pretty much all weekend, the kids have no other option but to beat their boredom with a range of ‘rainy day’ activities.

I do hope that our luck improves and that come next weekend things are less fraught and more fun!

I wondered as to whether or not I should share this story but having thought it through, nits are nothing to be ashamed of nor embarrassed by. Most kids catch nits at some point during their time at school, they are as common as a cold and whilst they aren’t pleasant, they are an unfortunate part of life.

Thanks for reading. I look forward to catching up with your #TheOrdinaryMoments posts either through your own posts or comments upon this post.

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  1. January 12, 2020 / 10:29 pm

    Oh no!! I hope they stay gone. We’re so lucky that we haven’t had them yet but with 2 little ones in school, I know that it’s a “when” we get them. not if! #OrdinaryMoments

  2. January 14, 2020 / 12:40 pm

    Oh dear, I hope they stay gone. We’ve had them once and I never want to repeat that again. xx #ordinarymoments

  3. January 15, 2020 / 11:38 am

    Ah such a familiar sight in any family home! I remember the ritual so well from being a child too x

  4. January 18, 2020 / 9:09 am

    l will never forget when Gracie got Nits, I was absolutely mortified. I felt so awful. But its a common thing in childhood, so why did I feel so bad?! Think it’s all part of parenting. Hope they stay away! Linking up with #theordianarymoments

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