Ninja Mosquitoes and Itch Cream Avoidance
Yesterday, I wrote (in part) about how the mosquitoes ate me alive. All during the day, yesterday, I was itching away. Then, today, something interesting happened. I itched some more. From new locations.
I could swear that I didn’t have these new bites yesterday, but there they are. Either they were there but I was distracted by other ones, or my area has become infested with ninja mosquitoes.
I imagine the ninja mosquitoes snuck into our room late at night from a gap left by the window air conditioning unit. Silently, they flew across the room surveying their potential targets. Then, they zoomed into action. They attacked my neck, my ear, my arms and my legs. With their attack completed and their bellies full of TechyDad blood, they crept back out the same way they got in.
Until now, I’ve been trying to “tough it out.” The itching is horrible, but I’m the kind of guy who doesn’t seek medical treatment right away. It’s not a macho thing. I just put other people’s needs ahead of mine. “Sure, I’m itching all over and this cream could stop it, but first I need to finish this page for someone and make the kids dinner and a few more things. Then maybe I’ll break out the itch cream… perhaps.”
Well, today I broke down. I ran to the pharmacy on my lunch break and bought a tube of anti-itch cream. I am now in the process of identifying my itchy spots (kind of hard to pinpoint them when there are so many bites) to slather cream on top of. I apologize in advance for any bad mental images of me slathering cream all over myself.
*itch* *itch* There’s another one. *slather* Ahhhhhh!