Everyone, guess what happens when you don't give your kids the chicken pox vaccine - they get chicken pox. Weird right? I found that out this week.
Let me do a quick recap for you.
- I had 6 kids this week under 7, 3 of them mine.
- We had 1 busted lip and used 3 gallons of milk and ate lots of chicken nuggets, pizza and mini corn dogs.
- We spent lots of time watching Diego and Blue's Clues, playing Super Mario Brothers and Lego Indiana Jones on the Wii.
- We played at McDonald's play place. I took 6 kids back and forth every morning to basketball camp. 6 kids in and out of car seats twice a day.
- Yesterday I took 6 kids with me to the doctors at 8am to confirm what I already knew, my youngest little man had chicken pox.
- Also, three kids sleeping in the same room will inevitably all wake up at 5:30am because if one is up, they all are up.
- I hurt my back lifting two 30 something pound toddlers.
But do you want to hear the good news? The kids hardly fought and genuinely enjoyed one another's company. They all slept unbelievably well at nap time and bed time (except for the getting up early). They allowed me a little bit of down time each afternoon so I would not go insane.
Honestly, except for the busted lip and the chicken pox, things went pretty well. Now, I just have to contend with one cranky toddler who has chicken pox. Piece of cake right? Right, is it? I don't know because I had chicken pox when I was 9 and I remember it not being a pleasant experience. Another bit of irony, I had a doctor's appointment for my toddler next Friday to get his vaccines caught up. And my daughter had the vaccine but my older son got his yesterday. Fortunately, the kids I was watching all have their vaccines up-to-date. Not that I want to get into a vaccine debate. I really don't.
Anyone else out there had to deal with their kids getting chicken pox, or were you smarter than me and got the vaccine?