Sunday, December 16, 2007

Germs to Share

I am so pissed. My friend had a slumber party for her little girl on Friday to celebrate her 8th birthday. She asked me if I could come over and help her, and stay for the night. Sure. No problem. I don’t mind. Deana was staying over as well. I got there later than I was planning because I was helping MIL with Grandma. I got there as the girls were winding down some. There were 8 little ones. I had Cailin with me. Steff LOVES Cailin and wanted her to stay too. Again, no problem. Around 130, we were getting the girls settled down to sleep. Melody, Deana, and I were getting tired. Around 1:45 in the morning, a little girl, who lives down the street, wakes up, and PUKES all over the place. On herself, in her hair, on her blanket, on the soft child’s fold out couch of Steff’s that she was sleeping on, on the carpet. It was a mess. Her older sister was over as well. Deana starts cleaning up the carpet while melody gets the girl in the shower to clean her off. I talk to the older sister and get her phone number and call parents. Nothing like getting a phone call at 2 in the morning from a complete stranger about your daughter being sick. While on the phone, mom tells me that the older sister was sick and puking on Thursday all day, then mom and dad were sick on Friday and the little sister (the one who puked at the party) was complaining of a tummy ache earlier that day.

This is where I got ROYALLY PISSED!!!!!!!!!! IF your kids are sick, or just getting over the flu, DO NOT send them to a slumber party where there will be lots of little girls in close quarters. You just potentially infected everyone that was in the house that night. Melody felt embarrassed when she told each of the parents in the morning that their child was exposed to the flu. I was stressing Friday whether I should go or not because I was starting with a nasty cold and didn’t want to share with anyone and make them sick… especially this close to Christmas. I can’t believe someone would be so inconsiderate to send a sick child to a party.

Today, Sunday, both Melody and myself have been in bed all day. Melody did go to the dr and they did a flu test that was positive. I am sure that is what I have as well. I will call my OB in the morning and make sure I don't have to worry about the baby being sick from it.

1 comment:

Rosie said...

1. Cailin is precious.
2. Making bread is fun...but get a machine!
3. Scorch the first loaf and send it to Winks!
4. Feel better soon!!!