Fifth Disease and Julia’s art

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My six year old granddaughter, Julia, has been spending the past two days with me, because she has had a fever and headaches, possibly due to Fifth Disease.  Many of her school mates have contracted this disease, which is caused by a virus.  After the fever and headaches subside, the patient develops a rash or redness on his/her face and arms.

Julia taught me a card game, called “Goldfish.”  The object of this game is to match as many pairs of alphabet letters as possible.  Naturally, Julia won.  It was a lot of fun.

She just loves to draw and color with crayons and pens.  Yesterday, she drew three pictures:

A purse:

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A monkey in the mountains (she said she meant to draw a house, but made a mistake.  So she decided to draw this instead. “Is this a flying monkey?” I asked.  “No, this is a monkey with long arms,” she replied.):

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And a dream house that she would dearly love to own and live in (notice the mailbox with a heart on it):

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Later, she wrote a short story about giving a monkey a musubi (rice cake) and the monkey then asking for spam and wanting to go skating. (Wild imagination!)

Julia can sing, dance, draw, write, and read.  What can’t she do?

15 Responses to “Fifth Disease and Julia’s art”

  1. Olga Says:

    Julia is talented in so many areas and she is fortunate to have a grandma nearby to encourage her…and step in when needed for child care. I remember fifth disease well from my teaching days.

  2. Joanne Says:

    Fortunate she has grandma’s house to fall back on for day care. She’s a busy little one.

  3. Christine Says:

    scary name for that virus…wishing Julia a quick recovery. Cute colourful art pieces! Well she must be smart like grandma!

  4. DJan Says:

    She is quite an artist, as well as having a vivid imagination. Hope she gets well soon. I never heard of that disease before today. 🙂

  5. Tom Sightings Says:

    Hmmm, never heard of Fifth Disease … sounds a little like German measles. Anyway, you are right, she is a good artist. I esp. like the monkey in the mountains … very charming.

  6. Suzanne Says:

    Monkey in the mountain is great. I like how she let the mistake work for her. I have heard there is a virus going round. Hopefully she feels better soon.

  7. Linda Reeder Says:

    It is wonderful to have Grandma’s house to go to when the kids get sick. I serve the same role here.
    Julia will do well with all the encouraging adults in her life.

  8. Grannymar Says:

    A very artistic young lady. May she get well soon.

  9. SchmidleysScribbling Says:

    Like her grandmother, she is multitalented!

  10. Beatrice P. Boyd Says:

    A very multi-talented young lady and she will surely teach you so,e new things as well, like that card fame. Hope that Julia feels better soon. I have never heard of Fifth Virus before.

  11. Kay G. Says:

    I love Julia’s art! And I notice two hearts on the door to the house too! So colorful and lively, I think she is very talented!

  12. Denise Says:

    Cute artwork and great imagination. I have never heard of the Fifth Disease. I hope she feels better quickly.

  13. Jeanie Says:

    Sounds like she had a fun day, even if she wasn’t feeling well. I love all the colors in the last picture.

  14. LC Says:

    What a comfort to Julia and her parents to have their little one recuperating in with a loving, encouraging grandmother.

  15. Musings Says:

    Julia is a fabulous artist!

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