Posted by Leora on October 19, 2003 at 03:44:52:
In Reply to: This really irritates me posted by Steve on October 18, 2003 at 23:35:21:
Yes, you are right, and you are very courteous to warn friends ahead of time if your little one is sick. But, when Hannah goes to preschool, there is no warning, and that's when it really stinks because she will be sick quite often, as my 4 1/2 yr old is and always giving it to his 1 yr old sister. But the way I try and look at it is better to build their immunity up now, because the real world has no warnings either. But you are exceptionally kind for being so courteous...wish most parents were as responsible as you. Guess we parents just have to make the best of it....because there is going to be plenty of things that irritate us over our little ones, because naturally we feel it's our job to protect them, but it's only just begun, ugh! Thanks for sharing! Leora
We're very good friends with the couple across the street. They have a 2.5 year old and a 1 year old and it's nice to take our 1.5 year old Hannah over to play with them. So we planned to get together tonight and eat pizza. We get over there and their youngest is sitting around as usual. His nose is running a bit, but I don't think anything of it since kids just have snotty noses sometimes. After hanging around for a bit I hear how congested he is. It turns out he's nursing a cold. Hannah was poking at him and even took food from his plate at one point in the evening. I'm certain I'm going to wake up to find she's got his cold.
: I don't know what you folks do, but if Hannah is sick we warn people before they bring their kids over. I'm pretty irritated at this whole thing.