Full. Of. Germs.

20th November 2009 8 Comments

I don’t think that one day goes past when someone in this house doesn’t have a lurgy. Talking to parents outside pre-school, it seems that some of them, dare I say generally the ones that are at home anyhow, send their little ones in with really bad lurgy. This is very frustrating, I don’t mean general colds, I mean horrible Swine Flu type things, Chest Infections, the Pox and so on.

Recent comments include:

” Oh, yes he was up all night with a temperature but I thought I’d send him..”

“He’s been so ill that his eczema is so bad that he is bleeding behind his knees, I don’t know what to do about this, so I have left it, just change his trousers a few times…”

For goodness sake! Have these people not heard of the doctors, the pharmacy and thought that maybe their kids need to stay at home and rest for a day or so. Aside from consideration to other people. I can only assume it is their technique for hardening up their children for a life of crime/ a job in the city.

Claire Walsh

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  • Muddling Along Mummy 20th November 2009 at 10:39 am

    One of my biggest gripes is people intentionally spreading germs – have a day at home and recover and don&#39;t infect the rest of us<br><br>Award for you over at mine

  • TheMadHouse 20th November 2009 at 11:58 am

    Hmm, this is a really difficult one. I am a SAHM and yes my two can be full of germs but still want to go to school or preschool. I have to make a decision based on my knowledge of them as my children. I would never sent them if I thought they were really ill though. <br><br>Sometimes a runny nose or a cough can linger and I will send them.<br><br><br>I would never put others at risk, would

  • Vic 20th November 2009 at 12:14 pm

    I will admit to having sent the boy to school with a sniffle or a cough, but that&#39;s as far as it goes. D&amp;V or having been up all night ill is a good enough excuse for a day off if you ask me. <br><br>That said, if it&#39;s me it&#39;s a case of dose myself up and head in to work. The aircon there was probably the one that gave it to me in the first place!

  • Mum's Survival Guide 20th November 2009 at 1:43 pm

    When my older daughter was younger she had nits and I kept her home from school ( contagious but in a different way), until I realised that keeping her off wouldn&#39;t do any good as she would catch them again from another offender, so I just treated her and sent her back to school with no &quot;live&quot; critters in her hair. Since then I have treated colds the same. If it&#39;s just a cold,

  • clareybabble 20th November 2009 at 11:07 pm

    I send S if he still wants to go to school and hasn&#39;t been sick or had a temperature. Otherwise he&#39;d constantly be at home! x

  • Caroline 20th November 2009 at 11:39 pm

    i can totally sympathise – I ended up getting very angry with the day nursery my smallest attended once a week as she was always picking up horrible bugs from the children who were brought in despite being obviously unwell 🙁 It isn&#39;t fair on the staff to have to deal with it as well!

  • lifewithalittledude 21st November 2009 at 6:16 pm

    Urg – how stupid.<br>I put off coffee dates with other mums if the LD has so much as a cold – because a. I want him better asap, and b. i wouldn&#39;t wish a snotty snuffy baby on anyone!!<br>People are daft.

  • Metropolitan Mum 26th November 2009 at 9:49 am

    Haha. Loved your mention of life of crime/job in the city in one sentence. Yip, have to admit that there were some similarities.

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