Hey parents, why can’t you just keep your sick kids home?
My kid is rocking a nasty cough and fever this week, and She knows exactly which kid she got it from.
“This kid who sits right next to me in reading was coughing all week last week and he could barely stay awake. I tried to stay away from him but we got paired up for a project.”
Ugh. Pardon me while I scream.
Look, I get it. Sometimes you think it’s just allergies. Sometimes you think your kid is all better.
Sometimes you have to go to work and pay the bills.
I understand, I do— but can you please find another way to keep your kid home. The school has rules. You are not following them, and now you’ve cause a damn flu outbreak that is going to take out half the fourth grade.
All because you had an important work meet you just couldn’t miss.
I don’t care. I don’t care that real life happens and that sometimes you can’t fjnd someone to watch your kids. I don’t care that your job is going to fire you if you don’t show up.
I do care that your sick kid is infecting my kid, and then she’s infecting me, and now guess what?
I’m missing work because you refused to.
If you pumped your kid full of Motrin this morning and sent them to school even though you knew they were running a fever, then you’re a bad mom.
If you told your kid to suck it up even though you knew they had strep throat, then I hate you.
Because I really really hate strep throat.
So do us all a favor, and keep your sick kids home. Whatever it takes. Figure it out.