Grandma and the Chicken Pox

Grandma and the Chicken Pox

From Chicken Soup for the Grandparent's Soul

Grandma and the Chicken Pox

What children don’t understand, they fill in the blanks.

Shirley Muck

My twin boys were only seven years old when their paternal grandmother announced she was getting remarried. We were all thrilled for her, since she had seemed so lonely since Grandpa passed away a few years before. We broke the news to our boys, who were sitting in the back of the car. “Grandma is getting married again,” we said.

Jon had a look of thoughtfulness on his face for a while. He finally asked, “Is she going to have more children?”

Before we had a chance to respond, his twin brother Mike shot back this answer: “No! She can’t. She already had them. It’s like chicken pox. Once you get them, you can’t get them again.”

Susan Amerikaner

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