Sunday, January 3, 2010

To the family with the CHICKEN POX at the library:

Please read the attached post by The Musical Daddy.

Let me extend this sentiment by saying to this mother: yes, I get that it's probably hard to be in the house with 4 children, 3 of whom visibly have the chicken pox. You've probably had a crappy week or two in your confinement and have been desperate for an outing.

Well guess what, you insensitive clod--particularly in today's culture of germophobia, you're really not welcome in a place such as the library, particularly when your oldest child hasn't learned the basic art of NOT coughing all over everything and then touching stuff. I'm not always a fan of the germophobia but it has caused people to be more hygiene-sensitive and it couldn't have come at a better time for our family. So while you may think that chicken pox is just an ordinary childhood disease and if people get it, oh well, it can be a BIG problem for some people.

And if you've been confined to the house for a little while, I suppose that in your world this is a big problem, and by the looks of it someone probably spent Christmas or at least New Years in the itch zone. I guess there's no way to make you understand that it's because of people like you that I have to keep my child in the house almost all of the time.

Musical Daddy, in his post, said that you suck. I'll echo that sentiment and add that I hope you are blessed never to understand exactly how much you ruined our afternoon.


Laura said...

I really don't get why people do that. I mean, it's just totally inconsiderate on so many levels, especially with something as contagious as chicken pox. And for goodness sake, teach your child to cover their cough. My son is 22 months old and he gets it...

Sorry to hear that stupid people ruined the outing for you guys.

Jennifer said...

I'm sorry the ruined your outing! A lot of people don't think about anyone, but themselves.

There is a vaccine for chicken pox, so if she didn't want to stay home during their illness then she could have had them vaccinated. She chose not to vaccinate so she needs to at least stay home until they are better.

I wish you all the best of luck with his surgery and upcoming treatments!

Loretta Gilbert said...

I am so sorry they ruined your outing. My son attends a play group with several children with compromised immune systems and I have always been extremely careful about staying home when he has even a hint of illness, that includes going anywhere, not just playgroup. I can't believe in these times that that family doesn't know better. Shame on them and I'm so sorry they ruined your day. As always my thoughts and prayers are with your family.

mommybird said...

I'm angry for you. I'm sorry they ruined your outing. Even without a child with a compromised immune system I get upset with parents who feel the need to come out with sick kids. They ruin it for the rest of the world.