Second, I want to plead with my fellow mums -- PLEASE, if your child threw up last night’s dinner or had the loo permanently stuck to their bottom, DO NOT SEND HIM TO SCHOOL.
I don’t care if you asked him if he wanted to stay home and he said no. I would want to get out of the house too if I was faced with the choice of helping a grumpy, tired mummy with the growing mountain of laundry the size of Everest or playing with my friends.
The thing is, when you send your sick child to school, they spread their germs. They don’t do it intentionally – they cough or sneeze and the virus suspends itself in mid air, non discriminate on where, or on whom, it lands.