What would you do if you discover some tiny red spots somewhere on your kid?

Heat Boils, the father said and I agreed. Why I agreed, was because that is what I wanted to hear. Though my mind, my instincts screamed Pox, yet I agreed because that is what I wanted to hear.

But when the scabs decided to erupt wholeheartedly the next day, I took charge because you see the whole night my mind had prepared me for it.

And I tell you it was not easy.

The fever, the crankiness, the itching; nothing is glamorous about chicken pox. The most difficult part is keeping a five-year old boy occupied and divert him towards something other than itching. And the questions, those are the toughest:why do I have this, am I a bad boy? Why didn’t my friends get it? Why can’t I go out to play? Why are you giving me these steamed vegetables and what are you eating by the way? I tell you people it is difficult to keep patience with questions.

At the end of the 11 days hibernation, we both had forgotten that a world outside the four walls of our home exists.

But then all is fine now and he has resumed school and exams. I have learnt a few things:

  • You can survive seeing just two faces in a day πŸ˜€
  • Steamed vegetables are tasty too πŸ˜›
  • When a kid is cranky a mom can devise new games and stories in seconds πŸ˜›
  • Blogging can revitalize you. Really people stuck at home with endless questions and endless chores, blogging gave me a much-needed breather.

And now that things are back to normal, should I take a break? *Thinking, thinking*

18 thoughts on “POX’ed

  1. An emphatic no to a break from your enjoyable posts.Banish such thoughts!!.
    It is a very nicely written post on pox of which we all know but you had made a
    post that was interesting to read with a dash of humour

  2. Glad the pox is gone. Horrible it is. I remember how it was when I had it decades ago. I couldn’t sop itching and falling asleep was a pain…
    And yes Bhagya, please do take a break if you want. Just make sure you keep blogging! πŸ˜€

  3. I understand how difficult those days would have been for you and your son. Happy he has recovered and things are back to normal. The post is penned interestingly. tc

  4. Hmm well yes you and the little one do need a break .. Go for it πŸ™‚ hey come over to uk for a holiday.. .. what say

    Hope you all are doing fine take care

    • It is available here too but having chicken pox is better. It brings in immunity to other viral infections too and then it is very often a once in the lifetime affair

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