Thursday, August 03, 2006

Lice bad, Pixies good.

The kids have head lice. Hazel's got lots and lots of nits and Iris had none last night but I got one louse off her this morning. Nit picking's quite instinctively satisfying, and the children are displaying a healthy scientific curiousity about them but despite the educational benefits I think we're about to go and buy some combs or chemicals or something, it's hard choosing where to start as I don't remember ever having had nits myself. Thank goodness for the internet, but doesn't reading about them make your head itchy?

loudQUIETloud was good; the soundtrack was lots of Pixies music and that's why I went, but it was interesting as well. The story I saw was about people a bit older than me, who made astounding music and did some hard yards, finding enough maturity to play together despite being "the four worst communicators in the universe" (according to Kelley Deal). My friends thought it was sad though; that being such a great band and so influential didn't make them superior persons in other ways or something. I think it's on again on Friday at 4:30 if you want to decide for yourselves.

I also noticed that seat booking favours the lone viewer; my seat was much better than my friends who'd booked earlier but were sitting in pairs' seats.


Blogger RUTH said...

From our one brush with nits (which turned out to be a false alarm) my recommendation is read the packets at the chemist very carefully. Some products require fewer applications and unless Hazel and Iris enjoy having their hair washed with strange smelling gloop the fewer times you have to do it the better.

12:12 PM  
Blogger susan said...

Surely it's not a brush with nits but a comb (badump-kssshh).

I've got two combs, one electric, one ordinary, and some toxic goo. The electric comb only does adults but it's great for them. We're now at "Step 5. Leave treatment conditioner on the hair at least 20 minutes." About to start "Step 6. Separate long hair and comb through with Lice Breaker comb." Though I chose a different brand of comb actually.

12:59 PM  
Blogger susan said...

Adult lice not adult humans.

1:00 PM  
Blogger said...

We had our first experience with these little creatures last week.

I bought something that you have spray on and leave for 10 mins then wash out. It was great. I sprayed Elliot 10 mins before bath and then washed out.

Oh! I'm scratching now just writing about it!

3:44 PM  
Blogger said...

The next day Ben had to de-flea the cat.

3:46 PM  

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