Just when things start getting better between my former spouse and I, the kids come home with head lice.
Now before you start thinking I have no idea where they came from, I checked the kids on Thursday of last week. Then they spent the weekend with dad, and yesterday I checked them again. My son has a headful of live BIG bugs, and about ten nits. Time line suggests sometime in the last 48 hours.
Not to mention my daughter and I had a huge blow out on Sunday after they came home.
The kids have no bedroom, no real beds, no place of their own at their father's. I have given him bunk beds for them at his house, they don't use them. (I have been told that their step sisters use them) He has claimed that they do not have the room for the kids to have their own room, or space. BUT!!!!! They have the money to do IVF to have another child. (this makes child number nine for them. his, hers, mine, and now theirs)
Okay thanks for the rant, now with some ideas.
How can I make them less susceptible to head lice? How do I help my daughter with the anger she is having from her dad having another child? How can I help them feel more "at home" at their father's? (okay that last one is something he can really do, but I can help, right?)
I really want a healthy, happy duel living arrangement for the kids. Any ideas?