It's a tough decision. The reality is, though, the girl that has it is vaccinated. Her case is pretty mild and will make her less contagious according to what I've read (though I didn't ask if she as more less than 50 pox, which appears to be the cut off for "mild" vs. regular case). So vaxing may or may not help. Do you think age has anything to do with it? Like, is it harder for the older kids to deal with it such that now is the best time when my kids are little? Or would it be easier to explain to an older kid not to scratch and reduce the risk of scarring? I can remember when I had the pox... I was in early grade school and I didn't get any scars though my case was regular severity and I know I scratched! So that may be hit and miss as well, though I do not like the thought of additional facial scars on my kids. They have enough.
Any other thoughts are definitely welcome before I make this decision! Thanks!