Jul 24, 2010

You know how you get chicken pox, right?

I searched my blog, and I couldn't find where i blogged about this. Is one of you knows my blog better than I, please point me in the right direction. Anyhoo.....

Several months ago, the topic of chicken pox came up. Jenna was asking me and SMM how you get them. We love to lie to our kids, so SMM told them that you get chicken pox when a chicken bites you. And then went into this elaborate story about how he used to have to use chicken repellant because he grew up out in the country, and there were chickens all over the place. Of course, Jenna totally believed him and sat there and listened in wide-eyed wonder. I believe I was shoving food into my mouth in order to supress the laughter.

Now, many months later, this is still the belief amongst our children. You contract the chicken pox through the bite of a chicken.

A few weeks ago, Jen had random spots. I wasn't sure what they were, so I ran her up to the doctor's. As she's sitting on the table, with the doctor looking at her belly, the doctor says, "Well, I don't think they're chicken pox..." and Jenna says, with GREAT concern in her voice, "They CAN'T be! I haven't been bitten by any chickens!"

Let me just tell you--i have totally mastered the art of keeping a straight face. The doctor looked at me, I looked at him, and said, "This is true. She has not been bitten by any chickens." The doctor rolled his eyes, and went back to inspecting the spots. He knows how i work.

P.S.: Turns out the spots were caused from her immune system overreacting to a bug bite.

P.S.S.: NO chicken repellant was needed.

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