An Ode To Chicken Pox

All weekend plans are cancelled
We won’t be going out
Chicken pox has paid a visit
We’re certainly in no doubt

It started off quite mildly
The odd spot here or there
But now there’s bloody loads of them
Even in his hair 

My poor boy looks a bugger
With his red and scabby face
I really wish I could stop the pain
I’d gladly take his place

We’ve done the oaty bath thing
And covered him in cream
He’s no idea what’s going on
Of course he’s going to scream

He cries, mummy help me
Words that hurt to hear
I hope this passes quickly
And the spots will soon be clear

I want to see my gorgeous son
Back to a normal, happy boy
Without the pain in his eyes
Just a face that’s full of joy


  1. blinksofbliss
    March 1, 2014 / 10:03 pm

    We have just covered from chicken pox! My 3 year old and 5 month old baby 🙁 must be the season!!

    • March 1, 2014 / 10:04 pm

      Must be, my nephew and godson have it too! I’m hoping today was the worst day! x

  2. blinksofbliss
    March 1, 2014 / 10:09 pm

    Oh no – I noticed, it takes 3 days for the pox to stop sprouting with a peak on the second day. I really enjoy reading your blog 🙂 x

    • March 1, 2014 / 10:12 pm

      This is the 3rd day of spotting and it seemed to be calming down this afternoon, a lot less enflamed so hoping tomorrow is a much better day.
      Thank your for reading, it’s always lovely to know that someone is enjoying it 🙂 x

  3. March 1, 2014 / 10:36 pm

    Ouch, poor little man. Have you tried an Oat bath? Cut off the foot of an old pair of tights, fill it with a few handfuls of porridge oats, knot it and hold it under a stream of running water in the bath. The bath water will go milky. It really calms and dries out the spots. Good luck. #pocolo

    • notafrumpymum
      March 2, 2014 / 3:53 pm

      Thanks for the tips, he’s had the oat bath and we’ve got some vira sooth. He seems a little perkier today, so hopefully he’s on the mend. Thanks for commenting.

  4. Marissa@MamaKnowsBest2
    March 1, 2014 / 11:22 pm

    I think they say sodium bicarbonate baths are supposed to be soothing and Eurex cream takes the itch out x

  5. March 2, 2014 / 10:37 pm

    Hope he is feeling better today. Poor O.

  6. March 3, 2014 / 9:36 pm

    Oh no poor wee thing! And poor you!! We have never had it here, almost wish we had of got it over with.
    Fab poem though x

    • March 3, 2014 / 9:48 pm

      Thanks, written after a bit of a shitty day on Saturday.
      Touch wood, we’re over the worst of it and I’m glad it’s out the way now! It’s been horrible seeing him so distraught. Scabby little monkey x

      • March 3, 2014 / 10:07 pm

        Oh good i’m glad! Must have been horrible 🙁

  7. March 6, 2014 / 1:25 pm

    Just read this on #prose4T, I love it but hope he’s feeling better. : )

    • March 6, 2014 / 1:33 pm

      Thanks, he’s much better now, back to his cheeky self! x

  8. March 6, 2014 / 1:52 pm

    Oh dear. My boy hasn’t had chicken pox yet but I remember when the eldest had it. Great poem for #Prose4T and I hope your boy is feeling better soon. x

  9. maddy@writingbubble
    March 6, 2014 / 6:08 pm

    Chicken pox is horrid! My older two had it one after the other a few christmases ago – fun! Fun poem though! #prose4T

  10. Jenny
    March 6, 2014 / 7:39 pm

    Oh no poor thing. I know it’s not pleasant but I am hoping that my two get it over and done with already. I heard the older you are the worse it is to dealing with. I have never had it myself either. EEEK Great way to vent through poetry for your eekie chicken pox. I hope it goes away soon. Bless yall. xoxoxo #prose4t

  11. March 12, 2014 / 2:19 pm

    Horrible chicken pox 🙁 Great poem! Sums it all up completely. Hope he gets better soon bless him. Thanks for finding the time to link to Prose for Thought xx

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