This morning I went in to check on the boys as they were waking up. Cooper had woken up and since he shares a room with Aiden I waned to get him out of the room before he woke Aiden up. If Aiden is woken up and doesn’t wake up on his own, we all pay for it the entire day. He’s the musician in the family. Oh, come on you all know it’s true.
So anyway, as I was walking out of the room Aiden started to look around and I patted him on the head to tell him to go back to sleep. When my hand touched the side of Aiden’s head I felt a little bump deep in his hair that felt like something stuck in his hair. Not wanting to wake him up, I just let it go until he woke up.
About an hour later, Aiden came into our room and I asked him if I could take a look at his head. I started digging around in his curly hair and found the tiny bump that I had felt earlier. I noticed it was a little brown thing that looked like a mole or something like that, but I knew he didn’t have anything like that on his head. I’ve seen his head with no hair on it and it’s never been there before. I started to realize that it looked more like a little creature and decided to pull it out. I grabbed it with my fingernails and did the twist pull thing that they tell you to do with ticks and out it popped.
A freaking tick on Aiden’s head! I wanted to throw up, but I was holding this little tiny creature that was, just moments ago, was sucking blood from my three-year-olds skull. I knew that these little guys are tough to kill so I pinched it between my thumb and middle finger nail. As soon as I did that I felt a quick, light spray all over my face and looked at my fingers that were now covered in smooshed bug and child skull blood. If I had eaten breakfast yet it would have been on the floor. So gross.
I checked the rest of Aiden’s head, and Blue’s and Coopers. They are all good to go now, but I haven’t stopped itching yet. I have a new understanding for that lame country song about the ticks. You know the one with the guy that plays amazing guitar, but sings lame lyrics. Yeah that guy.