29 April 2010

33 and counting

33 more school days.

Chicken pox has broken out in kindergarten. Although I'm told that Lexi has had them, I'm still hoping she comes down with a mild case.

Yes--horrible mother here. But it's a bonding opportunity. Okay, okay. We could both use another week off about now.

And I did say MILD.

She has no recollection of having chicken pox. How could you have chicken pox and not remember? I guess it could just be all blocked out.

She has no chicken pox scars. I wonder how it's possible to have chicken pox in the orphanage and not have any scars. How would they keep you from scratching? And then, I don't really want to know the answer to that.

There is no Aveeno oatmeal bath here. So maybe even a mild case is too much.

Only 33 more school days...

18 comments:

votemom said...

i'm glad you posted.
i've been missing updates.
i want my girls to get the pox too. it's tough around here anymore, cuz everyone gets vaccinated. if they don't get them by next summer, they HAVE to be vaccinated - new state law for starting school. boo and hiss.

Conethia and Jim Bob said...

We are down to 16 days!!!!! Yes!!!

nicole said...

kate if she gets them put some raw oatmeal in nylon sock(tied of course)and squish it under the running tap water.itll be milky then just dab it on the spots itll help with the itching..I have heard of people getting them again..one of mine did but also got a bad ear infection with it too..childrens benadryl..cool sheets.and lots of huggs..huggs from canada..

nicole said...

p.s srry to clarify.nylon sock as in your nylons so the oatmeal when wet seeps the milky stuff through to your hand or the bath water..we also used olive oil on my sons exzcema we dabbed it on with a wash cloth got rid of the itchies..

kate said...

cheers, nicole. we have oatmeal, olive oil AND trashed stockings in the house right now.

Elizabeth said...

Definitely better to have it now than when she's an adult!

Barb said...

Some bonding time would be nice. Sofia had them while in the orphanage . . . she has scars on her back . . . I'm sure Lexi would have at least one scar, somewhere, if she's had them . . .

Essie the Accidental Mommy said...

Bonding and a week's vacation would be nice!

Mama to 2 said...

HI-just thought I would share-Both of my kids had chicken pox while at the baby home-we saw them both towards the end of the break out so we know it is true. My daughter has no scars and my son has one scar.

Rachael said...

Katya had it in the orphanage. Remember the picture we found of her with the green dots? I haven't seen any scars on her. And, she doesn't recall having them either, even when I reminded her about the dots. So, I suppose it's possible the Lexi's story would check out.

HOWEVER...how about you just PRETEND to be sick and play hookie for a day or two? Surely, superior to getting the pox! (I still remember when I had them - 4th grade - and I had a mild case. It sucked.)

SO, SO ready for summer break here too.

Maura said...

Our Danny had chicken pox when we met him - green dots all over his little face and head! He only has one tiny scar, which amazes me based on the number of pox he had.

But chicken pox or no, I agree that a Pretend illness is a great idea - bonding time so worth it!

Annie said...

Nastya had chicken pox when we arrived for our court visit - and instead of the lovely week in Ivanovo I'd so looked forward to - we had to run out of the district so as not to be quarantined (I would not have minded that....but I could really not convince our "keepers" of this.)

Lydia had chickenpox when she was a baby, and she had precisely ONE pock(?) one of the poxes (?) and was barely sick...only a tiny fever. The doctor said infants often do get very light cases.

I'm sure a bit more bonding time would do you good. God's will be done. At least you don't have year-round school!!!

Andrea said...

Baking soda paste! Easiest thing in the world, and I still remember how delightfully cool and soothing it felt.

I was three when I got them and I do remember staring at myself in the mirror, and my mother warning me not to scratch. I have a pock mark still, just to the left corner of my eyelid. It's a part of me now, wouldn't trade it for the world.

I also had a friend who caught it three times, so even if she had them before it is still quite possible she'll have them again. Here's hoping for both of you!

Lindy said...

I hope that the 33 days will go by quickly. No hookie... Kate is an honest gal and committed teacher trying to set a good example for Lexi.

Kate: what are your plans for the summer??

beckyww said...

We don't know where almost-3-year-old Rachel got chicken pox, but she gave them to the entire church and daycare. Popular, we were.

Russian Life said...

I hope you have had them as they are miserable as an adult. And, if it does happen, I hope it happens in the next 33 days. You would not want chicken pox on your summer break.

M Hastings said...

Personally, I feel like it's better to get them young and get over them rather than get vaxxed. Am I terrible? But I feel like it builds the immune system in a good way.

Jojo, Julz, Julianne said...

I have NO idea how many days we have left..I think it is close to the amount you have...
My girlz had PoxShots and didn't get them..I still remember getting them in 2nd grade, the year my family moved to a chicken farm!