Monday, May 20, 2013

Chicken Pops!

The 'chicken pops' have taken over at the Larsen home.
Aesop had shingles the week before last (poor guy! Horrible!) and it appears the two littlies have contracted the pox from that.
It's one of those things, really. You don't want your kid to feel terrible, and be covered in itch, but it's a bit of a blessing that they then won't get them again later in life (when it is much more dangerous). Aesop had a mild dose when he was 2 or 3, and it appears Otto is also getting a very mild dose.
Mollie, on the other hand, is pretty well covered. These photos were taken yesterday morning and, since taking them, the spots have travelled allll over her wee scalp, down her neck, on her belly.. heck, she even has one on her eyelid and one in her ear! Nasty little dots!
Thank goodness for calamine lotion, huh?

Needless to say, we are taking things easy this week.
There will be far more screen time than we generally allow, there will be a lot of smooching and cuddling, lots of breastfeeding, lots of stories read... if it weren't for the high temps, nasty coughs and snotty noses, it would be quite blissful!


  1. poor kids :( Neither I nor my two have had them! We seem to be immune (famous last words huh?) Hope they are all better soon xxx

  2. Oh poor babies! Hate to say it though, I had a mild case when I was a kid, and got them again as an adult - and annoyingly this seems to have happened to a few people! But maybe I had an even milder case than Otto has, and he will be immune for.everrrrr!! xxx

  3. aw but they look so darn cute covered in white spots! x

  4. Oh man. The pic of Otto and Mollie doing the puzzle is aaaaaaaaaaaachingly cute.

  5. Oh no! I just saw this post. Glad to read that everyone is on the mend now. I remember having chicken pox as a child. The itchiness! Your photos are a great record, they do look cute with their white dots. :)