So, a few weeks ago, my husband, Jack and I were driving home from somewhere or other, and we decided to stop at the drive-thru for a dirty wee Kentucky fried chicken. The conversation moved on, as it does, and I started to tell my husband how chicken-pox was going around."I WANT A CHICKEN POX!" Jack piped up from the back. Obviously referring to what he fancied when we arrived at KFC. Boy, we laughed. The lesson here is... be careful what you wish for. This morning we woke to a full blown case of chicken pox. Uh-oh. For the moment Jack is covered in little red bumps. He's a good form, and not too itchy. But something tells me things are gonna get worse. By the weekend I envision we'll have a very itchy boy. Luckily, my husband will be off, so there will be two of us on scratch-watch.
The photo above was taken last Friday, before pox-gate. Jack is wearing the amazing You Star hat, kindly sent to us by a new sponsor, Ershware. I love the shape of this funky hat. It looks like Jack has little bunny ears! Gorgeous. He's also wearing a coat from River Island and red skinny jeans from Zara kids. It was a whole year since we buried Great Grampa Vic. (Where did that year go?) So, we went to leave some flowers by the graveside. It's hard for little ones to grasp this concept. Wee doves.
Last week, I decided I wasn't photographing the little things enough. If I was, it was only on my iPhone. The resulting photos, not particularly nice to look at. So, I thought I would leave one of my camera bodies in the house, or take it with me on little insignificant trips. And just snap away. Which is what I did. So, here's the week that was. Capturing just the little things.
1. Bathtime for baby
2. Mummy and Daddy's bed has so much room!
3. Slumber takes him after a busy day at playschool
5. Mummy gets infront of the camera for once, as Daddy tries his hand at photographing Jack, Mummy and the bump
6. Jack brushes his teeth all by himself!
7. Finally! The postman brings Jack's racing car costume! The excitement of it all!
8. Chicken pox strikes!
Anyway, don't be fretful for Jack. Here's a photo I took this morning of him sporting a few pox. (Superman PJ's from Nappyhead) He doesn't look too worried, does he? It's amazing how fast those little spots seem to break out. 8 hours later, and his face looks a lot worse, and his whole body is covered in them. They've got a lot darker too. Any advice appreciated! Thanks again to Ershware. Have a pox-free week, pals.
Don't cry for me, Argentina.