A pox on our house

22 Apr

When I stepped into the daycare this afternoon (late, because I was feverishly trying to finish something at work) one of the workers said, “We think we found a few more spots on Jade, so she won’t be able to come into the daycare tomorrow without a doctor’s note.”

Upstairs in the toddler room, we looked Jade over and sure enough, she seems to be getting a number of spots on her back and her legs.  So it looks like this might be it, after all.  As I said before, this is not upsetting to me, as I’d like her to get this childhood disease over with once and for all.  The only thing I am a bit concerned about is the party at our house on Sunday morning.  This is kind of a post-gig celebration, after the big dance on Saturday night, and I don’t mind hosting it, even if Jade is covered in spots.  I just hope everyone who wanted to come is immune to chicken pox.  I sent an e-mail out to everyone to let them know so that we don’t infect anyone who doesn’t want to be infected; I’m hoping I don’t get any e-mails back!

I guess our house is now technically under quarantine.  I remember reading that in the old days, houses that were under quarantine had to put yellow flags up in their windows.  Apparently, this is something ships still have to do.  Think anyone would get it?

5 Responses to “A pox on our house”

  1. Beanie April 22, 2008 at 9:44 pm #

    Fine – make me come read your blog! 😛 As far as I know, those flags only applied to ships (specifically in Great Britian), but I could be wrong. I am, however, fairly sure that the current, international flag for quarantine is yellow and black, while solid yellow means the captain guarantees that the ship is “healthy”.

    So, please, don’t put up a yellow flag. Because you might just wind up with a torch-bearing mob banging down your door…

  2. Beanie April 22, 2008 at 9:54 pm #

    Okay, so I looked it up and they were used for buildings, as well. And apparently Japan was the first to use them. And yellow is the international colour for quarantine.

    Although the solid yellow and yellow/black flags ARE the official maritime flags.

    Hmmmm… Yellow, the international colour of quarantine?… I think I’ll have to pull that factoid out of my hat the next time a client wants to slap an icky shade of bright yellow up on their walls. (BTW, I’m not talking about Chelle’s yellow. That’s a lovely shade, fitting with the period of their house.)

  3. shannon April 23, 2008 at 11:32 am #

    nobody would get it, except for beanie apparently. 😉

    i agree with you; its important to get the pox and its great she’s getting them so young. though for me, when i got them, i was unable to go camping with the boy scouts that weekend (i was allowed to go because the leader was female and my dad was a leader) and as you can imagine, IT DEVASTATED ME!!!! i know you know what i’m talking about fawn, having been (or being) boy crazy like i was (is?)! 😉

    meanwhile, on a separate note, i CAN’T believe they vaccinate against that stuff now! we’ve refused the MMR vaccinations for maggie and are 100% happy with our decision! jenny mccarthy showed a chart on larry king that showed something like “20 years ago, we had 10 vaccines, today we have 32… WHY?” i love her crusading to teach the world about vaccine accidents and autism. she’s my new hero…

  4. Nemmy April 23, 2008 at 2:16 pm #

    Poor little Jadelet. Quick, have all the neighbourhood kids over, so they can all get it at once! 😉

  5. Marian April 23, 2008 at 4:44 pm #

    Get well soon Jade……and good luck with the band “gig” and party this weekend Fawn.

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