Thursday, April 24, 2008

It is all about the numbers

It seems as though 20 is the new 5. Back in the day when gas was cheap $5 got me far. These days it is a minimum of $20 and when your car is designed to carry more than one, it isn't all that efficient.

Oldest is 5 and has the 5th disease out of the 6 childhood diseases. Nothing to do. But Middle, who is 3.5 has it too.

We will wait for number 3, who is 2, to come down with fifths too.

They have pink cheeks, the so called "slapped cheek" rash which is fifths hallmark. Who knew? When I picked them up tonight Oldest's face was more pink and had grown swollen. We were at the doctor at 6:40. By the time the "slapped cheek" presents, it is no longer contagious. We will look for the lacey rash and hope it is all gone in 3 or 4 days.

The 3 are snuggled in their beds, rash and all, minus 1.


suchsimplepleasures said...

5th disease is yucky but hand foot mouth is the absolute worse thing on the planet!!
hope everyone feels better!

Misty said...

:( in re: to the sickness AND the gas...

Muffy Willowbrook said...

Slapped Cheeks?

Hand foot mouth disease?

I have NO idea what you guys are talking about!

scargosun said...

Aw, I remember having that. It didn't bother me so much as freak us out.