You didn't have chicken pox like I did then. I skipped two weeks of school all right. And I spent a lot of the time in front of the TV, true, mostly because I couldn't walk because I had pox on the bottoms of my feet. Oh, and in my nose and ears.
I spent almost as much time in cold baths as in front of the TV though, because the doctor said if we couldn't keep my fever down I'd have to go to the hospital and they used ice baths. Silver lining though - it washed off the coating of calamine lotion so I could apply a fresh one.'
Kids today don't know how lucky they've got it. Avoid chicken pox with a little jab. Of course, I had it pretty easy too. One of my friends' fathers had been crippled by polio.