It’s 8am and for the past half hour I’ve been trying to convince myself that Roo is well enough to go to Daycare.
About a minute ago she just stopped short of hacking up a lung.
After dragging down a huge breath of snot.
I’m going to call it and say she won’t be going.
I have too much respect for working mothers to send my sick child to daycare.
I completely understand the temptation of having someone else clean up her snot.
But I’m completely aware that daycare is probably where she contracted this cold and then brought it home to her brothers.
I would hate for my child to be responsible for another child’s hospital stay.
And I completely understand that it’s hard to tell the difference between a snot nose and a real cough and cold in the beginning.
Let’s face it, I had a bunch of kids over on the weekend and now I’m terrified we’ve passed it on.
I also understand that not everyone has the luxury of being able to decide that they won’t send their child today with the ease that I can.
That if a child cannot attend daycare it means a day off work, or other care arrangements needing to be made and paid for.
I completely understand all those things.
And hats off to working mums. I am in awe of anyone trying to raise children and earn a living at the same time.
But please, please, please.
Don’t send your sick kids to daycare.
Your kid’s snot nose is someone else’s RSV.
I guess it’s official. Winter is here.