The Chicken Pox Club

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.

chicken pox

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

A Cornish Mum



6 thoughts on “The Chicken Pox Club

  1. My daughter had the chicken pox young and I was kind of pleased to get it over with. I think its a little easier to handle when they are younger than illness for an older child.
    I loved this post and great illustration! 🙂

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  2. Absolutely dreading it. Have a 3yo and 1yo so chances are one will get it then the other. Both at the same nursery and no one else to have them. Meaning likely near 2 weeks off will be needed. I am a teacher and time off is so stressful. I understand!

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  3. Mine had it one after the other when they were toddlers luckily, good to get it out of the way but some people can actually get it more than once so still may happen again ha. Hope the itchy stage is over with!

    Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix

    Stevie x

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  4. Ahhhh mine had chickenpox back in June/July one after the other (they are 2 and 5!) It was a bit of a nightmare as I am also working mum! Luckily I didn’t have to take much time off work and my work is very understanding and allow me to work from home.

    It was much harder when the youngest had it though as he had it so much worse and getting the eldest to school was a bit of a logistical nightmare.

    I hope your little man gets better very soon xxx #picknmix

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