Some child in my son's classroom has lice.
Ever since I heard that, my head has been itching non-stop.*
Throughout my years of teaching, I managed to escape lice. Yes, it's much less prevalent with the junior high set and older, but I had enough contact with littler ones that I count it as an accomplishment.
But then I see the notice at my son's school and am reminded that there's another route of infestation open to me now. I think we may have passed the incubation period for this round, but I know it's just a matter of time before the next one. And the one after that. Ad nauseam.
And with this whole trying-to-get-pregnant thing, I have the added concern that I couldn't just use the strong shampoo to kill the little suckers off. I believe that the non-chemical approach involves spreading oil over your hair and covering with Saran Wrap for a couple hours. A couple times a day. For many days.
Is shaving my son's head an option?**
* A totally psychosomatic reaction. We've checked our son nightly and have seen no signs. All three of us have dark enough hair that lice would be obvious.
** Probably not a good idea as we head into Canadian cold weather. Sigh.