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to think that at almost 28 years old...

(20 Posts)
maymoon Sat 22-Sep-12 21:01:47

I should not have headlice!!!! angry

I mean seriously angry

<< hangs nitty head in shame and goes to bathroom to fetch nit comb >>

Noqontrol Sat 22-Sep-12 21:03:34

Ewwww. I guess that will happen to me one day too. Happy combing!!

dottyspotty2 Sat 22-Sep-12 21:06:59

Part of having kids

MammaTJisWearingGold Sat 22-Sep-12 22:10:53

Yup, shit happens if we cuddle our kids!! Perhaps we shouldn't!!

WorraLiberty Sat 22-Sep-12 22:11:41

What if the OP doesn't have kids? grin

exoticfruits Sat 22-Sep-12 22:15:46

She could be a teacher.
I was much older when I got them.
Granny got them at the same time.
A hazard of children.

SoleSource Sun 23-Sep-12 00:41:56

Keep the nits, evict the kids.

ORANGEgiraffesCantWearGOLD Sun 23-Sep-12 00:48:17

I feel itchy now

TheBonkeyMollocks Sun 23-Sep-12 00:50:03

<runs wailing from thread>

Shinyshinyface Sun 23-Sep-12 01:02:56

I've had them at well past 28, both as a teacher and a parent. Long thick curly hair is a haven for lice. I've done my time combing lice out of my daughters' long thick hair and will be so happy for it never to happen again. Ever. Kthanks.

juniper904 Sun 23-Sep-12 01:18:56

I am constantly worried. I enter the hairdressers on edge. Part of the joy of teaching small children...

HolyAutumnGoldBatman Sun 23-Sep-12 01:50:15

It's kids, they're a bloody nightmare honestly. If it's not nits it's a cold or stomach bug. If they ever bring worms home, I'm having them adopted/sending them to the workhouse.

maymoon Sun 23-Sep-12 07:48:56

SoleSource:
Am liking that idea!

But

Think they came from work (work on a children's ward) as DD is only 16 months and doesn't have a lot of hair.

Will have to start wearing a hair net!

LucyBorgia Sun 23-Sep-12 08:01:49

Dh checks my hair every now and again. It was in our marriage vows. Bringing home nits is a very real threat in my job. Now my dds is hairy enough and play schooling I think it's only right that the next generation are nit checked by the experienced professional dh has become and not me. wink I would DIE if the hairdresser tapped me on the shoulder!

itsstillgood Sun 23-Sep-12 09:44:55

We once had to spend christmas eve with DH going through my hair with a nit comb, not the best one on record. It wasn't even my kids that I got them off.

Never once as a child did I have them. 3 times as an adult. My kids have never had them (ds 6 and 10 - v. short hair)! I don't even work with kids, although I am a Guider. Must stop looking after other people's kids!

halcyondays Sun 23-Sep-12 09:51:27

I had them for the first time in my life at the age of 34! I was itching like mad. They seem to be much more common now than they were when
I was at school.

SmethwickBelle Sun 23-Sep-12 09:57:13

I caught them from my niece when she was a toddler and I was single and 25. I had just started seeing this tall dark impossibly handsome bloke, sporty, funny, in the early few weeks of our relationship....

I had to tell him I had nits, he might have nits and we both had to treat our hair one Friday night instead of trotting out for our planned "date" (remember those?). I was convinced he'd dump me, I mean, that's got to be top of the list of passion killers right?

That was 12 years ago and It was our eighth wedding anniversary last week grin

Ironically in 5 years the kids haven't brought owt back but.. they are boys and I do use clippers on their hair though.

TheMonster Sun 23-Sep-12 10:01:27

I never had them as a kid but I have had them twice as an adult - I'm a teacher and they are rife in school.

solidgoldbrass Sun 23-Sep-12 10:04:35

THe first time I got them I was 29 and child-free. I blamed it on going to an anti-CJB demo with a load of crusties, because I discovered the awful truth the next day, but actually I was utterly, utterly hopping with the bastard things so must have had them a lot longer. I expect it was down to bending over to look at goods in a crowded street market.

Oh and I had them most of last summer, at the age of 46 but that was DS's fault.

Adversecamber Sun 23-Sep-12 13:15:25

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