Cough…Sneeze..Cough….Yikes! So last weekend my 3 year old comes down with a fever, followed by a cough and running nose. Welcome to flu season and Back to school germs!
I don’t really “get it”. Why do parents bring their kids to school when they are obviously sick and can get other kids sick? It’s not just school either, it can be playgrounds, church or any public place. Seriously! It’s not good for the kids to be out and getting more exhausted whilst trying to fight a cold. It gets other kids sick, teachers and then their families back at home. There should be a fine imposed for any parent who brings a sick kid to school. Just think about the repercussions. Think about the loss of work time for the parents it in turn gets sick, the teacher who has to take time off and then the cost of the substitute and more!
Yes, you guessed it! I am fighting of a cold now and am not to happy about it. Stuffy head, chest, cough… great! I won’t stop working, but it sure makes it tough. And forget my softball game last night, tennis today or any real weekend now. As for my daughter, she is now recovering after 3 days of 103 fever and my wife, she is in the middle of it and is miserable! I think I got ahead of it a bit, so I am hoping it runs its course by tomorrow but only time will tell.
I think I am going to wire my daughter with a mini camera and get my buddy Dan Dubno to line her school clothes with a germ detection device that activates the camera when any flu germs are detected. Then I can get a picture or video of the little culprit and track down the parents. Or perhaps have it “tweet” to “Foursquare” and mark the locations they travel to and warn all in the area..a practical use of all this social media technology!!
Whoa! I think I just got a fever and am delirious…..time for more water and sleep…..and a Hot Fudge Sundae for lunch!