Itchy, Itchy, Itchy – Throwback Thursday #3

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Today’s pictures are of me with Chicken Pox.  I was two when I had them, so these were taken in either 1988 or 1989.

I had a TERRIBLE case, from what my mom tells me they were EVERYWHERE.  In my nose, in my mouth, in my ears, on my eyelids, on my scalp and in the “unmentionable” area.  I still have scars on my face, because at two you don’t really know not to scratch them.  Who am I kidding, if I got them now I would probably get more scars because my mom wouldn’t be around telling me not to scratch them. 

Luckily since I got them so young, I have no memory of them.  Hopefully when I have kids I can get them Chicken Pox while they are old enough its not dangerous, but young enough they can’t remember it.  I sense a trip to Idaho (where at least a few years about hardly anyone got the Varicella vaccine) around my (hypothetical) children’s second birthdays.  Since we go over there about twice a year to see my family, it shouldn’t be a problem. 

I just noticed that weird wall behind the tub.  Is it marble? Tile?  Wallpaper?  Can you even wallpaper a bathroom?

You can barely see the pox in this picture, but I do appear to be scratching what is left of them.  I also might be wearing sneakers in the sprinkler…

That blanket is my baby blanket.  I called it “Ni-no”, and I still have it, waiting until I have a baby to use it.  My mom made it for me, and it is still in really good condition, just quite faded.

Poor miserable, itchy baby Rachel.

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