For the past few days my moisturiser and deodorant have been frozen in their jars and almost impossible to remove, let alone apply to one's skin. I guess it's not surprising given there is only a thin sheet of wallpaper separating our lounge room from the outdoors. Well it's only about a metre or so square so it's not the whole wall, but still! (I just hope no locals are reading my blog and realising that this could be an opportune time to break-in.) It certainly doesn't make for a cosy house.

Totally off-track, DH has an allergic rash. I've decided that there can only be three explanations for this rash.

One: He has the chicken pox which he caught from The Most Adorable Granddaughter in the World#1 who apparently looks like a "giant spotted chicken". (Son#2 affectionately calls her "Henny Penny".) This is unlikely since he has already had the chicken pox (twice if you believe the doctor but what did he know?). Anyway, it's more like a rash than blisters, so we can probably safely rule this out.

Two: It's a reaction to something new in his environment. There are two likely culprits. Dust (as a result of the builders tearing down our old kitchen - and yes, I did used to do housework) or The Most Adorable Granddaughter in the World#4 - in which case, I will sacrificially take over his share in the cuddles and kisses department.

Three: It's somehow related to his most recent trip overseas, at which time he seems to have stirred up his immune system to the point that it's now attacking him rather than the real culprits.

Perhaps it's even a combination of two and three. Just to be on the safe side, I think he should stay away from The Most Adorable Granddaughter#4 and let me take over his role. It's a hard life, but someone has to do it!


ladyofrohan said…
What a sacrificial attitude, to be willing to give up your time to take care of your grandchild. :)

I read your post and could not figure out why *anything* would be frozen at this time of year . . . duh . . . it's winter where you live. Where I am it's been about 95F/35C.
Amy said…
Grace and I have BOTH had the chicken pox twice!
SchnauzerMom said…
I hope they find out what is wrong and can help him feel better. He's missing out on kisses and hugs.
Jules said…
Ladyofrohan, what can I say? Someone has to give her love and kisses. However I don't think DH is going to give in that easily!

Amy, DH kept getting 'chicken pox' every time he mowed the lawns (he did get two weeks of work the first time though which was nice considering Son#1 was almost due and it gave us some couple time before our lives were turned around forever). Turned out he was allergic to a rather nasty little caterpillar that used to inhabit our trees in Australia. Whenever he mowed the lawns he stirred up the hairs that they shed and they would cause a severe allergic reaction that looked like chicken pox. I have heard however that those that have a mild dose of the chicken pox can get it again. DIL#1 is hoping that The Most Adorable Granddaughter#1's episode is sufficient to grant immunity for life. No repeats if you please.

SchnauzerMom, DH's rash seems to have pretty much cleared up and was possibly related to our renovations. It would take more than that to make him stay away from The Most Adorable Granddaughter#4. We're all totally besotted with her.
Amy said…
Hahaha oh dear yes I guess it wouldn't be chicken pox then!

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