It’s been a rough week for your dad; besides being sick, he got diagnosed with shingles! We were worried because neither you nor your papa have had chicken pox, something which you both can get from your dad’s shingles. But after talking to doctors (both your dad’s and yours) we felt comfortable that as long as you two don’t touch the shingles, you’ll be alright. So your dad’s been really careful this week to keep you safe, but we’ll all be glad when the rash clears up.
When your dad first found out he had shingles he was really upset and concerned about you getting chicken pox. Since it’s the holiday season, and trying to make him laugh, I promptly burst into a song about Shingle Boy, to the tune of Jingle Bells. It did make him smile!