The upside of spring homeschooling? Being outside all day many days. The downside? Ticks.
That’s what a bull’s eye looks like that tells you the tick bite has given you Lyme disease. This one is from the top of Mushroom’s back. We never saw the tick. It was caught early so it’s unlikely poor Mushroom will develop anything worse than a couple of achy fever. Part of me is just sad for him, feeling rotten. Part of me is fascinated by such a rash, which is so clear and unique that you can diagnose with it so quickly.