Most parents of primary-school-aged children would know what I mean. You get that letter from school saying there's been an outbreak of it and so you take precautions. Tying Muchy's hair up in a tight little bun (which she hates, but looks awefully cute). But inevitably the itching starts. So you go searching, and sure enough you find those blasted litted creepy crawlies scurrying about. BLlleerrgghhh!
The next phase begins. That's where you buy every brand of head-lice-erradication product you can find because they never seem to quite do the trick. Or at least, because you keep sending your girl to school she keeps getting re-infected. Which means she also tends to pass it onto her little sister and now you're treating twice the infestation.
Third phase? That's the paranoia that ensues. You wash every piece of haberdashery in the house. And you panic if you get the slightest itch yourself. But evetually it all passes. Phew!
I've used the latest sketch challenge at Sketchbook 365 to help me document this
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