When the symptoms of Chicken Pox showed their ugly pus filled faces last week I was dreading the onslaught of high temperatures, grumpy toddlers and a fraught and anxious set of parents, never mind the scratching and crying!
How wrong could I have been!
The first batch of spots arrived on the Sunday morning and during the week the spots increased. We dutifully kept him off Nursery on the Wednesday and still there were no issues. Unless you call the
argument discussion Ollie and I had over being able to catch Chicken Pox more than once … Yes once again I am right and yes you can get Chicken Pox more than once in a lifetime.
I think we have been super lucky as I remember when I was little we scratched and rubbed and moaned and it felt like we had them forever .. or so it seemed. Not to mention the days covered in calamine lotion!
So with spots mainly resined to the truck and hairline with the help of some Priton and ibuprofen we got to the other side, massively unscathed and with full sanity, or at least as much as there was when it arrived anyway.
So this officially is the first Childhood Disease that Joshua has picked up and I am shocked to say that it was not as bad as anticipated .. although now I fear we will pay the price with the next one that may come our way!
Have you or your Children had Chicken Pox? If so how badly did you get them?