My Confession: I’ve Sent My Sick Kid to School

Go ahead, crucify me: I’ve sent my sick kid to school.

There was a time, not so long ago that my son was bringing home any and every germy virus ever mutated. I suppose it was to be expected since preschool is a veritable breeding ground for nastiness, but seriously, he was sick all the time.

At that time I was working outside the home and I can tell you that employers are only sensitive about sick kids for so long. I know sending a sick kid to school is totally against the mom code but my son wouldn’t have been ill nearly as often had other parents kept their sick children at home. Aaaand since they didn’t, I didn’t either. If he brought the illness home from school, he could take the illness back to school…[read more]

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