Sorry, we’ve been reading quite a lot of rhyming Dr Seuss in our house lately. Pudding is an addict and can recite a few of the books word for word.
That’s not what we’re here to talk about though, on no.
On Thursday afternoon a weird spot appeared on my forehead. I thought it was a pimple but it behaved very strangely. Eventually it got quite a lot bigger and took on a sort of “popped blister” appearance.
On Friday there was another one. On my cheek, then later that afternoon one just under my left eyebrow and then one actually amongst the eyebrow hairs. Now, I rarely get pimples, I might get the odd one or two here and there but the thought that I had four or five on my face (and large ones people) was really freaking me out.
The thing is, these “pimples” are sore, dreadfully so, and itchy.
So, I’m asking for your wisdom peeps and have employed my best blurry photog skills in this crisis.
I’ve never had The Pox. This afternoon though, as these spots have been more and more uncomfortable, it seems pretty likely that my run of good pox avoidance is at an end. In fact, just before I sat down to write this I noticed that the forehead one has a twin brother/sister blister that was just a raised red area this afternoon (you can make it out in the photos I just noticed, how nice, a record of it’s birth). I’d love to hear from you all that it is not. This is especially true as poor Pudding has come down with a cough and a temp and runny nose. I hope it’s just some random lurgy but I fear he is about to be all covered in pox himself. Poor baby.
So people, am I poxy?
In other news, Rhubarb did very well at Saturday’s regatta. In his first race they were a very close second nearly the whole race and then ended up third. It was very exciting and at the finish there was less than a metre between first, second and third positions so he was thrilled. In his second race he was coxswain in a different boat and they came first! His first regatta medal. He was so happy. He had been feeling a bit discouraged as the first couple of regattas this season had not gone very well. This has shown him how much they are all improving and learning and renewed his enthusiasm for rowing. I’m glad because it is such a fantastic sport for him to be involved in. It is excellent for fitness and there is a great sense of community amongst all of the rowers no matter what year level and all of the families alike.