Friday, May 01, 2009

See spot run

Here we are, another Friday, this one pretty similar to last Friday in that I am obscenely jet lagged. The spud has been home for a week and is back on normal schedule however I ended up in Abu Dhabi this week on business and it just added to my general sense of surreality, going from a foot of snow to 40 degrees celsius and cfrossing three continents and 12 hour time differentials in 4 days.

As normal, Charlie affected not to notice that I was gone but gave me about a hundred kisses when I got in and has been sweet as pie ever since which is really lovely.

All this has faded to nought however with the onset, half an hour ago, of what is surely chicken pox, given that it's going around the nursery. He's just woken up with a raging fever and a belly full of spots, demanding, rather un-characteristically, cold water in a cup. He is surely ill.

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8 comments:

Jennie said...

Oh you cosmopolitan, you. Abu Dhabi - how exotic!

Poor spud. I s'pose it's best to get it over with though. Mine STILL haven't had it, though I've deliberately tried to have them contract it. Send a culture, will you?

DJ Kirkby said...

Ooooh dear poor boy. I bet he is full of itch! Keep his temp down. N3S loved playing in a cool bath while he had chicken pox though that didn't keep his temp down, for that I had to put Calpol AND Nurofen into his delicate little body. Hope you can get over your jet lag while Spud sleeps his way through the chicken pox...I said 'hope'...with your luck he'll be full of energy!

Michelle said...

Sooo sorry to hear about Spud's contracting chicken pox! Hope he gets through it without too much discomfort and that you lose the jetlagged feeling soon!

Jen said...

Aren't you the one that said your husband never had it and that he would have to leave the house? (I think it was you). My husband has never had it, so it will be fun when Dylan gets it. Good luck! Hope he has a mild case!

Lisa (Jonny's Mommy) said...

Poor spud! We haven't developed it yet on this end and I hope we don't. It was miserable when I had it as a kid. Hang in there!

Maternal Tales said...

Oh that's great timing for you...always the way! Both mine have had it - piriton medicine really helps with the itching. It'll be over in a couple of weeks. Be brave x

Helen said...

Ooooh, nothing like coming home to a sick child. I sympathize. I've gone on a couple of trips, pretending to be an adult who works outside the home, and returned to a household of stomach viruses.

Of course, last time I went away for a conference, I got a call from my husband on the last day, to tell me, "Honey, the kids really miss you..." I took the hint and came home as soon as I could.

Hope the Spud is feeling better soon!

Sparx said...

Thank you all for your comments - but get this - he doesn't have it... AGAIN! This is our third chicken-pox fake scare, I should be used to it by now...