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Old 04-03-2007, 12:51 PM   #1
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If your child was sick would you take them out to playdate??

Just wondering what other people do.

If you child was OBVIOUSLY sick, like hacking up a lung, would you still take them out to play with other children ie. like to a community center play group??
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Old 04-03-2007, 12:58 PM   #2
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Re: If your child was sick would you take them out to playdate??

No. I got really tired of being exposed to sick people who should have been at home getting well (both co-workers and customers) when I worked in retail. No way am I going to do that to somebody else.
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Old 04-03-2007, 01:18 PM   #3
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Re: If your child was sick would you take them out to playdate??

Nope. I prefer to keep my friends, LOL.
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Old 04-03-2007, 02:28 PM   #4
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Re: If your child was sick would you take them out to playdate??

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Nope. I prefer to keep my friends, LOL.
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Old 04-03-2007, 09:45 PM   #5
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Nope. I prefer to keep my friends, LOL.
LOL...No I wouldnt becaue I wouldnt want others to get it and I dont think it would be fun for my DS if he was sick and acting sick being whiny, cranky and crying and that wouldnt be fun for me either....It would be a lose lose situtaion to take him
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Re: If your child was sick would you take them out to playdate??

No way, i hate when people show up places with sick kids, its very rude and inconsiderate. it is never ok, if your child is sick you stay home or at least away from other people. i have a set of friends who's kids are always sick, they try and tell me its allergies, i have kids too i know a sick kid when i see one and it irritates me, i will leave the place if someone shows up with sick kids, its not worth it to me to stayand chance my kids catching something they can avoid
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Old 04-03-2007, 11:00 PM   #7
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Re: If your child was sick would you take them out to playdate??

An actual sickness no, but my kids have lots of allergies that lead to sneezing/clear runny noses and I've been reprimanded (by older women) "for taking them out when they are so sick". That's annoying to me. Allergies aren't contagious and it's not like I would let them snot all over somebody.

But for an actual contagious sickness I wouldn't take them. My SIL has 5 kids and I know what it's like for them if one of them gets sick. I wouldn't want to cause that for someone.

I have had to take them to a store when they were sick to pick up medicine and stuff. But not to a toy store!
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Old 04-03-2007, 11:28 PM   #8
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No, I wouldnt want to risk other kids getting sick and I would want the other mamas in the play group to do the same thing in return!
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Re: If your child was sick would you take them out to playdate??

No.. I try to keep my kid away from sick people so why would i bring her out when she was sick to get others sick.. however.. lol

Miranda has a cough and a bit of a runny nose. A friend called me yesterday to see if I wanted to go to the park with her. I wanted to get out of the house, but i let her know that miranda might be catchy.. she said it was not a problem so we went.

however miranda has had this for about a week now, so I'm not too worried about her being really catchy anymore. But i think if it was a playgroup with lots of people then i just wouldn't go.. but we were mostly at her house, so i told her she was sick so she could make up her mind about it.
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Old 04-03-2007, 12:59 PM   #10
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Nope! I know first hand how quickly bugs spread from child to child! I had my 5 w/ my friends' 4 and my youngest started kinda throwing up a little but he's still kinda babyish so I didn't think it was like vomitting! kwim? Anyway, by the next afternoon the 2 older than the baby got it and were vomitting all night! The next morning I was up getting sick and found out that Sunday and Monday my friends' kids were sick too. They recovered by the next weekend and I had my friend's DD again but now she had diarrhea which she hadn't had prior. I made SURE to wash my hands really well and my kids & I all still got it the next day.
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