Poor Payson got eaten alive during a field trip the 5th graders went on to a national park nearby. He had food and water and sunscreen and a hat but it didn’t even cross my mind to give him bug spray since we haven’t had mosquitoes around. I felt guilty for not thinking about it. Payson felt severely itchy! He told me about it that night before bed and sadly we don’t have calamine lotion on hand since we’ve never needed it. I told him to try not to scratch at the bites for just the night and we’d go the next day to buy some lotion.
This photo was from the next day. The lotion actually helped a lot!!