Posted by Debbie on October 19, 2003 at 09:41:39:
In Reply to: This really irritates me posted by Steve on October 18, 2003 at 23:35:21:
I totally agree. We warn people coming over, or when people ask us over if one or both of the kids are sick, or even seem like they may be getting sick. It is true that toddlers average like 6-8 colds per year, but sometimes, it's just nice to have them well!! I feel the same thing about preschool. They send a list of symptoms home with a request that if your child has any of them not to send them to school. I go to school to pick up my daughter and kids are coming out with terrible coughs, and thick green snotty noses, and my kid is immune compromised, AND a note has been sent to all the parents so they even know that. The teachers say in preschool there is really nothing they can do about it. I just find it very ignorant for the other parents to do..no consideration for the health of other kids or other parents sanity. Same thing with play groups - if they're sick, dont bring them. Well thanks for letting me vent, you got me right in the heart on this one Steve, it really bugs me.
: 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.