Today's post comes courtesy of Blog Fodder- Fighing writer's block, one day at a time. I really like the subtitle!
I'm excited about this week's question... cause it's mine!
Do you have any memories of a childhood illness?
Boy, do I ever! Two as a matter of fact. And, they are both Christmas memories as well... that's very sad, isn't it?
When I was in the third grade, I went to school... all excited about our Christmas party. It was going to be right after lunch. However, about halfway through the morning, Mrs. Conger looked closely at me... then took me back to the bathroom (we had two bathrooms in the rear of our classroom... one for the boys and the other for the girls.) She lifted my dress (yes, I'm from the era when girls had to wear dresses to school), looked at my tummy and made the horrible announcement, "Judy, I'm taking you to the office. You have the measles and you have to go home." I cried and cried... after all, the party was in a couple of hours. To no avail... sigh. Then, several years later, I found out that once the measles "come out"... you are no longer contagious! Botheration!
The second Christmas/childhood illness was the mumps... all I remember about that is lying on the sofa bed in our living room while everyone else got to decorate the tree. I was not a happy camper that Christmas either.
How about you? What childhood illnesses do you remember?