I really wish that people would not bring sick kids to public functions. We have a rule in this house, if anyone is sick, we do not go. The last thing I want to do is spread the sickness to another baby in the nursery or to anyone at our home school group. I wish that everyone else would feel the same way though.
I can not even count the number of times that there has been a sick child at an event we have been at and when I say sick, I am not talking the sniffles, I am talking about when a child is really sick. Not that long ago I was out with my kids at an event and there was a little girl there that had a stomach bug, her parents brought her anyway because it had been a few hours since she was sick last and they thought she would be okay to be around others now. Needless to say I was not very happy. I try really hard to avoid all the viruses that are going around right now but it is hard to avoid a stomach bug if there is a child there with it. There is no way to keep my child away from the other kids completely when they are all touching toys and in an enclosed area. It is getting to the point where I am going to start leaving if there is a sick kid where ever we are.
I guess I just find it really disrespectful to everyone else when you bring a sick child to an event. I know I have a friend who has an immune compromised husband, she ends up skipping a lot of winter events because they have to avoid the germs as much as they can. I know she is not the only person out there dealing with stuff like that either. I wish other people would think of that before bringing a sick child out when it is not necessary.