I think that we should come up with a new "WOMAN CODE"!!!!!
If I come across a little bitter in this post, It's because I AM!!! I mean, really, how hard is it? If your kids are sick, keep them at home, take them to the doctor, do what you have to do. Just keep them away from other kids until they're better!!!
I know that there are times it can't be avoided, times that they HAVE to be around other kids, but if they don't HAVE to be, they shouldn't be!
Why do some parents think that it is okay to come for a playdate with a child with a high fever, and another one with green sludge coming from their nose and a cough that sounds like both lungs are going to come flying out at any second??! WHY???!!!!
What would the harm be in keeping them home??
Is it because the parents don't want to miss out on the play date? Is it because the parents Have to go to work, so they have "no choice" but to take the kids to school???
I don't get it! I definitely don't think it's the kids making the choice because if they are sick, I can guarantee that they would rather be home on the couch!! Besides, it's us as parents who make the final decision!
I had three months this year of cancelling visits and play dates because my girls were sick and just couldn't shake it completely! The last thing that I wanted to do was take them around other children, babies, pregnant women, even other adults just so that they could pass it along! I'm sure friends were starting to think I was avoiding them because I cancelled time after time. Yes it sucked for me, but I got over it!
Other times, if the girls weren't too sick, I would at least call the friend, explain what the girls had, what their symptoms were and leave it up to them whether they wanted our germs to enter their house or not.
Common Courtesy, right???!!!!
I have 2 sick little girls right now. One with a high fever, one with "green sludge" and a horrible cough! I know exactly where they "found" these colds and ticks me right off!! (obviously!)
In this case, I think it was because the parents were too worried about "missing out". But, because they didn't want to miss out, I now have two sick little girls that are leaving for Cuba in a week! Now I have to worry that they're going to be sick the whole time, and wonder if I should take them to the doctor now, or wait! Now I've got two sick cranky kids while I try to shop, pack, and prepare!! Yes, I'm bitter!
I also had to cancel a play date today,as much as I hated it, and wanted to see my girlfriend, but I would never want to risk passing these nasty germs to another household!
So,, let's all make a deal! New Woman Code!! From here on out, we'll keep our little germ infested children to ourselves!!!
Thanks for letting me vent!!
Have a great day, I'll be spending the day cleaning green sludge off of my children's faces!!