We left the beach early and headed for the nearest pharmacy to stock up on the necessary arsenal to blast the biddies into infinity. Only it didn't work. So a few days later, I bought a different type of lotion. And then when we got home I bought a different brand again. When the girls went on holiday to France, I handed nit duty over to my ex-husband who, impressively, looked up the words for head lice in French (les poux de tête) to use during pharmacy visits, but he also reported new outbreaks while they were away.
So far, all three of us have had them at different times over the summer break. We've all got really thick hair too, so it's quite timeconsuming to comb through everyday. I'm currently clear, but I found some new ones on Tall Daughter's head again last night. The Teenager-in-Waiting is also clear at the moment, but I keep combing her hair through every couple of days just in case. I've used lotions, mousses, sprays. I've also made sure everyone uses tea tree shampoo to wash their hair as it's a natural lice deterrent. I've bought a new, recommended nit comb and use it regularly. But we're still not clear.
I'm not prepared to admit defeat, but you're reading the blog of a desperate mother. Desperate I tell you! Take pity, I'd be very grateful for any sure-fire tips on exterminating these visitors. I'm back at work tomorrow, and the girls are back at school later this week but I want to get rid of the buggers (the nits, not my daughters) before then.
*Tall Daughter is the child formerly known as Small Daughter!