Everyday dose of Reality
Last night with the 4 year old in the beginning stages of the pox, Macgyver and I did the math. If all the children don’t get the pox this run through, this crap could drag out until Christmas. I consider myself a strong woman, but I don’t think I have it in me to deal with chicken pox for the next 6 months, one child after another. He and I quickly came to the conclusion that all the kids must get them and get it over with.
Macgyver gathered the children in the living room. They all sat lined up on the couches and Nina, aka Minnie, stood next to her dad. I peered in the room from the gym doorway.
Macgyver: OK people here is the deal. Nina has the chicken pox and to run its coarse should range from 11 to 21 days. Let’s just get this over with OK. Your mom has enough Tylenol & wine to get her through this ONCE.
Nina stood smiling ready to pounce.
Chase: What are you telling us?
Isabelle: Duh! He wants us to get chicken pox too.
Sierra: I’m tellin mom!
Amethyst: Why does Nina get everything first?
Macgyver: What I need you guys to do is play with her and touch her. If you’re going to get it, you will.
Chase and Isabelle stood there in shock with a funky look on their faces.
Macgyver: So…let’s get this Pox Party started!
Nina stripped down to her panties and started hugging everyone and kissing them. The man child, Chase, ran through the house yelling NO. She did finally catch him. He laid on the couch with his shirt off and told her, to just lay on him and wiggle to get it over with.
Here we are day 2 into chicken pox. Nina is covered from head to toe and fighting the itch. Chase and Isabelle have some dots showing up. Sierra is perfectly clear. Amethyst is clear but has sympathy itches, and a case of pink eye. Yup, I did say pink eye. Life wouldn’t be complete if we were just combating one thing. We must have at least 2 ha ha ha ha ha.