So it is the first week of 2016, I had high hopes for this year but we have already joined the chicken pox club.
My only memory of me having chicken pox was being at an assembly at school, and a friend of my mums turning round to her saying that I had spots on the back of my neck. We all quickly realised it was the pox.
I must have been between 5 and 6 maybe?
I am glad little man is just 16 months old as it gets it out the way early. Plus being at nursery you always have it in the back of your mind that it is going to happen sooner rather than later.
This is where stay at home mums are a little bit luckier than working mums. Children cannot go to nursery or school for about 5-10 days on average due to being contagious.
As a working mother my first thought when nursery called me to advise that they suspected chicken pox, wasn’t what some mums might think.
It was……O no, what am i going to do about work? How can i deal with over a week off work using holidays as he cannot go to childcare.
That is unfortunately what came in to my mind – which is why on this occasion I brand stay at home mums lucky that they don’t have to think about things like this.
Luckily we put a distress call in to my mother in law. She offered to come up to stay from Cornwall on Sunday for the week to cover both hubby and I. This means that I only had to sort 2 days of work, yesterday and today.
At the moment little man has some angry big spots and some littler ones dotted randomly round his body. He is dealing with it fine, and is still his normal self running round at 100mph. This is a good thing and I hope he continues this way.
So it is official. We have at last joined the chicken pox club. The club I think secretly all mums actually want to be in.
The worry is over, he has had them early, and we can now discuss scars, puss, itches, remedies and sleepless nights – although I hope less of the sleepless nights if I am still working next week.
So I am sure there will be an update on how the chicken pox club is going, and updates on the puss, scars and sleepless nights.
For all those mums that are in the club, what are your top tips? For those of you that aren’t….do not fear. The club is here for you when you join.
With lots of spotty pussy kisses
Busy Working Mummy XOXO