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“Nothing!” Said the Lady with the Alligator Purse

"Mumps!" said the doctor.

"Measles!" said the nurse.

"Nothing!" said the lady with the alligator purse.


Do you remember that rhyme?!  We’ve joked about it a lot around here!


A few weeks ago, Anna was getting Isaiah ready for bed.  He hadn’t been feeling the best, snooky nose and low-grade fever off and on.  She brought him to me and says, "Mommy, Isaiah has these spots on his tummy!"


I groan inwardly–"Oh, NO!  Bring him here……hmmm…."  Yes, there are several spots on his tummy!   Oh, please, Lord—NOT THE MEASLES!!!!


My mom had said a few months ago, "Chicken pox, whooping cough…what’s next, measles?!"  I told her to bite her tongue!!!!


I told Anna we’d just have to check on him in the morning.  I just couldn’t think about going through yet another childhood illness in less than 7 months’ time!


Next morning, we checked….and….



Only one spot!!!!  YIPPEE!


So, we have a new rhyme for our family:


Whooping cough in winter,

Chicken pox in fall,

What is in the spring?

Why nothing at all!


Blessings on your day!



8 Responses to ““Nothing!” Said the Lady with the Alligator Purse”

  1. sixfolks says:

    YIPPEE! Celebrating with you. Cute story ;)


  2. lifeintheday says:

    Wow. All my children but the youngest, Isaiah, have had the chicken pox and whooping cough, but no measles yet. I can't even stand the thought of them right now! Glad your baby doesn't have them either!

  3. HSBCompanyBlog says:

    You have been chosen as the Featured Blogger of the Week. You can read about it on the HSB Company Porch.

    If you would like to have the Blogger of the Week button for your sidebar please email me at tlinschied-at-TheHomeschoolMagazine-dot-com.

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  4. SuperAngel says:

    on being Blogger of the Week! :)

    HUGS! love ya!



  5. Tiany says:

    Rejoicing with you! What a sweet poem too! Congratulations on being blogger of the week, you are a blessing to many!



  6. rjdjohn316 says:

    I saw you were the Featured Blogger on the front page, so I thought I would come by and say congrats!

    How have all the R's been? I hope all is well!



  7. Joycemarie says:

    Congratulations on being HSB blogger of the week! I love your little rhyme too.



  8. fruitbuns says:

    I can remember the children having spots, it usually turns out to be heat rash!

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