I remember when our children were little and all three had chicken pox…one December. I treated them much like my mother had treated all of us. The key, of course, was to keep them from scratching the blisters. We put a small bowl of cotton balls in the center of a table, and whenever they wanted to scratch they would instead dab calamine lotion. Kept them busy and prevented excessive scratching. Yes, my children were rather pink for awhile.
Here in Ukraine…well, the color of choice is green.