Okay, so seconds after I hit send on the last post and was about to lie down for a nap, Chris arrived home with Tess who had been expelled from day care for having Hand Foot and Mouth. Right. It makes sense that the medieval diseases would start around about now because haven’t we worked our way through the rest? We took her to the doctor, and she doesn’t have Hand Foot and Mouth. Hurrah! She has something called molluscum contagiosum, apparently an infectious skin condition that will last up to a year. Yep, a year. Fortunately our only instructions are not to bathe together.
But the Hand Foot and Mouth threat hasn’t left our household yet. Rose came home from day care today crying from having “a stinging mouth”. I looked inside and saw a few ulcers – one of the dead giveaway signs of Hand Foot and Mouth. But who knows? If you don’t hear from us for a while it’s because we’ve all contracted the plague.