Did you ever attend a chicken pox party as a child?

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Aquaria:  My mom tried to! I have three brothers and they all got it but I never did. I’ve been around kids with it multiple times but never caught it (and I have the worst immune system ever lol). I know there’s a small number of people who are immune to it, so I wonder if that’s what’s going on. Either that or maybe I just got a really mild case or never exhibited symptoms but still “caught” it. But yeah, I remember my parents making sure we all got it when we were younger!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@Aquaria:  THAT’S A THING?!?

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Yes, but not a party, lol. I don’t know why the girl was out of the house, or where we were going, but they sat me next to her in the car.

It didn’t work. I’ve never had chickenpox and got the vaccine when it came out.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

chicken pox weekend sleepover for me!

my family was taking an after dinner walk around the neighborhood when i was in first grade, we ran into neightbors who had a girl 3 years younger than me with chicken pox.  I ended up sleeping over at her house, slept in her bed with her, bathed with her.  And i got A HUGE Case of the chicken pox!

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Nope.  I used to meet 2 siblings on the way to school though.  One ended up with it and I still went into the house, then the other ended up sick while the other was well.  I didn’t end up getting it then, even though it was also rampant in the school.  I’m pretty sure I got them from my sister.

I would totally attend one now though!  I can’t get the vaccine and it might be a way to prevent shingles.

Post # 9
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Newbee

I did! I got to go to a girl down the streets to play and I have a memory of being told to hug her a lot.. haha Thinking back it’s a weird thing but I got the chicken pox like a week later!

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Nope, got it all on my own, probably from school. Then my brother and sister got it right after me.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Aquaria:  Yes! My Aunt hosted it because her kids were sick and so were their friends. My mom brought me and my brother over to play with them for the day and my younger brother got sick but I have still have never caught the chicken pox! 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@Aquaria:  I actually got the vaccine! But I got it in 1999 when I was 11. I was a weirdo who didn’t get the chicken pox, despite having gone to kindergarten and hanging out with other infected kiddos. Neither of my sisters ever got the chicken pox either. We all got tested to see if we had super light cases, but no dice. It’s really bizarre.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yes, I remember twice when friends had chickenpox, my parents brought us over to their house and made us share drinks and snacks… and neither time it worked! My sister ended up with them from a kid at school, and I finally got them in 4th grade.

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

They did have them when I was little- but I never attended one.  I think i just got them from school- my case was very slight- I had like 4 pox.  My daughters are vaccinated.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I got it from a classmate in 2nd grade, my little sister got it from me. Oven mitts, all around!

Recently a friend’s 1.5 yr old son got it, even though he’d been vaccinated!
He’s not a happy camper, especially with socks on his hands.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

My brother and sister both had chicken pox at the same time. I never got them, so I eventually got the vaccine. (I’m 24).

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