When we think like rational human beings, we know that lice is just a tiny little nuisance that can potentially wreck our lives for a day or so and then they are gone just as fast as they multiplied by what seemed like the thousands on our child's head. Most of the time, though, lice brings out the crazy in us. And after years of hearing about friends of mine with kids who had lice, that terror has reached my house.
My kids are currently lice-free (for now). But each day when I pick them up from school, I fear the teacher will be telling me that some nits were found or that lice have infested the head of my child. I'm itching just thinking about this. But what irks me the most is that while my school has a no lice policy, kids with nits in their hair can attend class. I'm sorry but this just seems wrong. I've heard those little nits have a strong grip, but what if one decides to let go just as my kid is rubbing heads with the child with the nits?