If You Can’t Beat ‘em, Join ‘em..
I’m over it. I know two wrongs certainly don’t make a right, but now if there is a grey area to be had — and I can’t beat ‘em, I’m gonna join ‘em.
A.) What child (or adult) doesn’t wanna just be lazy and snuggle with their “Mommy” when sick, vs. going to preschool?
B.) They’re gonna now get MY darn kids sick
Welp, after having 4 kids within a 5 year span — I’m finally learning. If moms with just 1 child can send their snotty, coughing child into preschool and not feel bad about spreading germs, why should I keep my snotty, coughing kids at home once they get sick from the mom(s) who don’t/doesn’t care?
Now that I’m working full time again, the chances that I’m still going to have to send into school one of my four due to a cold is pretty darn high. I’m not talking about the pukes, or a fever — that really burns me up if a parent doesn’t wait 24 hours. I’m so over being the Girl Scout who follows the rules to a tee. Have you ever walked into an elementary school classroom? God Bless those teachers… the amount of snot and coughs running rampant in their classrooms is enough to take out an entire ICU unit in a hospital. Those parents still send their kids, right?
If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. All I can still say, wholeheartedly, is that when I only had 1 or 2 kids, even if they had a cold, I — without question — kept them home with me. Now they need to have a temp or pukies…