Well, I knew that couldn’t last. We had an awesome Christmas Day at my brother’s house and I was looking forward to having some time off to catch up with friends and family – after last year when I was laid up with flu from Christmas Day onwards. This year I got the flu vaccination so I don’t have flu… but woke up this morning to B with chickenpox!
He actually seems fine other than the spots. But obviously can’t go and see people. We were due to see T’s parents today but they’re both elderly and not in great health and shouldn’t really be exposed to chickenpox if we can help it. And we were due to see T’s sister and wife on Saturday and we can’t really see them either as they have immune issues. And my best local buddy is a cancer survivor so probably best not to spend too much time with her either! Ahh.
In a way we are lucky because we don’t need to take time off work. And we can spend time with B in the house which is nice. It’s just a shame we don’t usually get this much time off and we aren’t able to catch up with friends and family.
Still – it could be worse. He was happy and healthy on Christmas Day and it was really lovely to see him half understand about why there was a railway track and ride on train running round the living room! It was very sweet. We are lucky buggers, really.