Three weeks ago, Miss 8 had a "flea" crawling up her arm. It was a tick.
Two weeks ago Mr. 4 had a "spider" crawling behind his ear. It was a tick.
Last week, blue blankey had a tick. It was a tick.
Then next day I was snuggling Mr. 4 and rubbed my hand over his head only to find a big fat tick stuck to the top of his little blonde head.
After wrestling a four year old "Rainman" to the ground, I got the tick out. We went back to snuggling and found another attached to the inside of his ear. ::headdesk::
I was still exhausted from the first wrestling match so I came up with a plan. Here are my step by step directions on how to removed creepy crawly blood sucking bugs from your child's head, ear, butt, toes, armpit or wherever else they like to hide.
1. Headlock said child.
2. As calmly as possible and without laughing at the Rainman routine, take screaming parasite host to the bathroom to show them the bug. They will stop crying and stare in amazement.
3. Grab your collection of nail polish. If you don't have any, get some in ever color. SHOP AVON
4. This is when you need to point out the ugliness of the tick. They suck blood, but instead of sparkling and hard to kill, they just crawl and are ugly brown, and hard to kill.
5. As ticks are indeed ugly little buggers, they will die if we make them pretty. This is when your kid gets to pick the deadliest, prettiest color which may very well be black if you are a four year old boy.
6. Paint the tick. Every single part of it. It'll suffocate out of sheer beauty. *And lack of oxygen.*
7. Gently run your figure over the now detached, and dead tick. No pulling, no screaming, no black eyes or wrestling.
They are everywhere this year in Indiana. I hope you have your SSS Bug Guard or your off and that you check your head and your kids because EWWW. They are nasty and