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castaway 2 kids; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 19143 posts
5th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky McGee [18 wks]:</b>" Jackassery? That's an interesting word. Meh, sometimes you've gotta do what you've gotta do. *Shrugs*"</blockquote>




Exactly. It's not the end of the world if a kid gets a cold, immune systems have to be built sometime. Do all school age kids stay home when they get colds? Same difference.

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
5th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kimber-lily:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting SavageDarling:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Kimber-lily:</b>" ... [snip!] ... That's rude."</blockquote> With a cold?"</blockquote> With any kind of sickness. It's just pure jackassery."</blockquote>




So your kids do not leave the house, don't go to school, nothing if they have a runny nose?

Kimber-lily Due September 27 (girl); 4 kids; Nova Scotia 28962 posts
5th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting .Colleen.:</b>" :shock: it is? :lol:"</blockquote>




:). True story. Lol

jazzzzz* 2 kids; Beverly Hills, California 7558 posts
5th Mar '13

I called out today because my daughters cold. But it triggers asthma attacks. Usually if its small I send her to family

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
5th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting pilot Jess:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky McGee [18 wks]:</b>" Jackassery? That's an interesting ... [snip!] ... gets a cold, immune systems have to be built sometime. Do all school age kids stay home when they get colds? Same difference."</blockquote>



Seriously, if my kindergarten we stayed home every time he got the sniffles he would have been absent since October.

Kimber-lily Due September 27 (girl); 4 kids; Nova Scotia 28962 posts
5th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting SavageDarling:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting pilot Jess:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky ... [snip!] ... Seriously, if my kindergarten we stayed home every time he got the sniffles he would have been absent since October."</blockquote>

Kimber-lily Due September 27 (girl); 4 kids; Nova Scotia 28962 posts
5th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting SavageDarling:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting pilot Jess:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky ... [snip!] ... Seriously, if my kindergarten we stayed home every time he got the sniffles he would have been absent since October."</blockquote>



:S why is he sick all the time? Should probably get that checked out.

user banned 17 kids; Boston, MA, United States 9473 posts
5th Mar '13

man if i stayed home every time logan got a cough i would be jobless right now.



thats daycare life though. there are so many colds passed back and forth between the kids, you cant really expect anything less.
if he has a fever, diarrhea or throwing up would be the line. not just for me but all daycares i have been to those are the stay home requirements.



as for a caregiver like gramma or something, i would keep him home if she werent comfortable for any reason having him while he was sniffly, or at least try to find alternative care. but im sure she has dealt with colds before too.

Kimber's Mommy 1 child; South Carolina 4272 posts
5th Mar '13

it would depend on how sick she was and who would be watching her. for me anyway :)

Phf- ee bee;) Due January 26 (girl); 18 kids; Pennsylvania 5310 posts
5th Mar '13

I'm obviously going to tell her his symptoms and ask her first. If he had diarrhea or was puking or wheezing or lethargic, I'd be keeping him home and making a dr appointment... But it seems like a cold to me.



Thank you all for your opinions

Vivialopod 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42775 posts
status 5th Mar '13

It depends on the illness. Usually she goes if she's not puking and her fever is under 102. She goes to my grandma's so she gets coddledand i feel ok leaving her.

ρiηkie ρie 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Kentucky 21902 posts
5th Mar '13

It really just depends on HOW sick. A head cold or the sniffles? Not call off worthy imo. Fever of 102, puking, and the shits? I'd definitely stay home.

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
5th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kimber-lily:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting SavageDarling:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting pilot ... [snip!] ... have been absent since October."</blockquote> :S why is he sick all the time? Should probably get that checked out."</blockquote>



He's not deathly ill all the time, but he's had a runny nose off and on since October. He's a really healthy kid, eats unbelievably well (vegetarian), gets lots of excersize, takes his vitamins and fish oil every day, it's just school. He's just gotten the sniffles repeatedly this year.
Also, he never went to school before starting kindergarten so he NEVER got sick before this year. Now he is getting sick because he had no way of building up his immune system just being home with me all the time for the first 5 1/2 year of his life.
I can't keep him home every time his nose is running, that would be ridiculous. I keep him home for fevers, vomitting, diarrhea, lethargy, or if his cold is clearly making him miserable (keeping him up all night, etc).



ETA: he is also on seizure medication that can lower his immune system. But thanks for your concern.

user banned 2 kids; Silly, Belgium 6539 posts
5th Mar '13

When I was working my daughter would get sick I would stay home from work with her. I wouldn't ever try to send her to daycare if she was ill because I don't want all the other kids there to get sick as well. It's bad enough that I had to take a day off to take care of her, but some parents can't afford to stay home from work and have nowhere else to put their kid. The daycare I sent her to was pretty strict about sending sick kids in, with good reason. It's common courtesy to not expose all of the other kids to it.

♥MomToSilas+1♥ Due December 9; 1 child; ., IL, United States 11375 posts
status 5th Mar '13

If my son is REALLY sick then no I will not send him to the sitters. She has a 6 year old son and I would feel like a bitch if my son got her kid sick too...