Saturday, 7 June 2008

Chicken Splotz

According to the learned Quack, babies under 8 months can't get chicken pox!! What a relief you might think...should you trust them...NO......, fortunately I didn't trust him and when the first few spots appeared I was vindicated!!

From a few to a few hundred within 2 days.

I have invented a cream called "CALM AQUA" It's calomine lotion mixed with Aqueous cream and goes on a treat, even if it does make him look like a ghost! I'm going to bottle it and earn a fortune!!

He started with a smattering at first and ended up with a full blown case within 2 days, I'd say he has the same amount as Georgia but condensed onto that tiny little body of his. Plus he has conquered the art of rubbing his head on the bed and splattering the pustules everywhere!! (was that just too much detail?)

Consequently we have had sleepless nights (without exaggeration no sleep at all) and are completely exhausted, so no crafting just cuddles!

Here is a lovely poem that Jackie my local Librarian told me on Tuesday:

I hope when my children look back on today,

They'll remember a mother who had time to play,

So sit down cobwebs and dust go to sleep,

I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep!

I have the in-laws coming to baby sit for 2 nights as I have training for work, and an entire house to clean, because we have been holding Ben for days and consequently no time for dusting!!

So enjoy your weekend whatever you do and hopefully crafting will resume as per normal next week!!



LazyKay said...

Oh poor wee mite! I hope the irritation soon passes - this hot weather won't be helping.

I've always loved that verse too.


lyzzydee said...

Hope he feels better soon, My eldest daughter had her dose of chicken pops at precisely 6 months, she is very miserable.

LazyKay said...


The version of 'babies don't keep' that I use, slightly different words, same sentiment.

Babies Don't Keep

Cleaning and scrubbing
Can wait till tomorrow,

For babies grow up
We've learned to our sorrow.

So quiet down cobwebs,
Dust go to sleep,
I'm rocking my baby,
And babies don't keep.

GirlViolent said...

poor kid, that last photo is gorgeous though

Helena said...

Oh dear, seems Georgia is following after Chloe!!! I hope Ben dosen't get a second dose like Aimee did!!!