Over the past two weeks, I've heard many horror stories of people suffering from chicken pox as an adult. So many that it got me into a spiral of wild imaginations.
One of them was Alva getting the pox at age 26, a week before her wedding day. Everything's set. The gorgeous wedding dress, the church, the 3-D cake, the catering, the photographer, the invitations and then BAM! CHICKEN POX! Wouldn't that be catasthropic? We'd probably call off the wedding cos she can't possibly get married while having the pox! And the scars. Oh my! At 26, she'll have a hard time getting rid of them and surely no amount of Vitamin E cream in the world could get rid of her scars in time before the wedding. We're doomed! DOOMED I tell you! She'll be crying her eyes out all week, looking at the blisters on her face. Then one day, when she's done crying she'll turn to me and say "Mom, it's all your fault!! You should've let me have the pox when I was a baby!!"
Pretty wild huh? Well, most of the imaginations I had were along those lines and they all spell Worst-Case-Scenarios. Because of this, I've come to embrace the thought of Alva having the pox as a baby. I know I was panicky when I found out about Alden's chicken pox but that was two weeks and hundreds of scabs ago.
All this beating around the bush is my way of telling you that Alva has got the pox. Yep. She's got it! I discovered four cute, little blisters on her back last night and I was thrilled! I shouted with glee and told hubby the good news. "Dear! Alva dapat chicken pox suda!!!!Yeh yeh! Hubby was perplexed of course. His eyes dilated in surprise and he said "Suka pula..." Never mind him.
So as I was saying, my wish is granted. It's going to be another week of chicken pox-baby-sitting but it's totally okay with me. At least I can rest assured knowing that it's not going to happen a week before her wedding day, 25 years from now. Hehe.