For over a month now, there have been cases of Chicken pox at the kids' daycare. At first, it was only in the infant room - which makes sense, as you don't get your first chicken pox vaccination until 18 months. And then a few cases in the toddler room (which I also understood as toddlers start there at 15 months). But now, the board of health has actually shut down the infant room for a week, and now there are children in preschool who have it.
And they sent out an email about if you child hasn't had their second booster shot, they should get it now or will be excluded from Preschool from the 11th to the 20th - and this was from the Board of Health, not the daycare. So, Aaron already left work early and they have had their shots. And as a big surprise, they are going to the Discovery Museum with Daddy (it's right near the doctors office).
But it kills me a little that chicken pox is all such a big deal?! I know when I was a kid - parents would get together if someone had chicken pox just to get it over with, because EVERYONE got them. And I got them when I was older, so I understood what the heck was going on... Maggie would be a wreck if she had itchy spots everywhere. Please please please let this one skip us, working from home with two scratchy preschoolers seems like one of Dante's Circle's of Hell.