Going Outdoors With Chicken Pox

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The last few weeks we have been tormented by the dreaded chicken pox! First it was Gracie, who missed a whole week of school then carried it through half term. We were so happy when it disappeared with no signs of affecting Zach and Elsie. WIN. Until this week, just as we had packed Gracie back off to school and Summer seems to have finally arrived, it struck! Both Zach and Elsie woke up covered head to toe in blisters one morning this week. Noooo!
Luckily, it isn't the plague and after a few days of hiding indoors with bored children bursting with energy, enough was enough. We decided we needed to get out, anywhere. 



We packed up a huge picnic, grabbed a picnic blanket and headed out to our favourite park. It is huge so even on the sunniest of days there will be somewhere you can avoid other people. In fact we actually found a perfect spot over looking Coombe Abbey itself with barely a person insight! The sun was shining bright, we had plenty of space for the kids to run and explore and most importantly burn off all that excess energy that was turning them stir crazy.


It was just what we needed this week after all the itchiness and moaning and both Zach and Elsie, who had been crying all night every night for almost 4 days, slept better than they had all week with just one or two crying sessions in the night!


So this is my one tip for those suffering at home thanks to chicken pox. Don't sit at home dwelling and worrying about everyone else. Get out somewhere out of the way where you won't see every man and his dog and enjoy yourself!

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  1. Great post. Looks like they had real good fun!
    My eldest had chicken pox but not severe, but we couldn't really take her out because she was really poorly with them. She had big temperature and was too weak. I was pregnant when she had them so her sister hasn't had chicken pox yet! I dread it when the time comes!

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    1. aww we were so lucky that none of them have been overly poorly. Our problem has been them not being able to sleep at night though and Elsie went through a stage of flinching if you tried to touch her which was so upsetting to see! I am so glad it is out of the way now and really hoping we aren't the unlucky ones who suffer it more than once!

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    2. aww we were so lucky that none of them have been overly poorly. Our problem has been them not being able to sleep at night though and Elsie went through a stage of flinching if you tried to touch her which was so upsetting to see! I am so glad it is out of the way now and really hoping we aren't the unlucky ones who suffer it more than once!

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