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To let DS go to a party when DD has a vomiting bug?

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OutrageousFlavourLikeFreesias Thu 21-Jul-11 13:28:00

DS and DD go to the same school, and this bug has been working its way through the classes for the last week or so. It's a twenty-four hour thing - horrid, but not life-threatening.

The party is this afternoon, and DD's human-geyser-of-vomit impersonation commenced this morning. All of DS's school-friends will be there.

DS is looking forward to the party, although if I have to break it to him that he can't go, I will. He seems perfectly fine, but I appreciate he might just not be showing symptoms yet.

What's the best thing to do? Is it OK to send him, on the grounds that the bug is in the (very small) school anyway, and his friends have probably already been exposed? Or should I keep him away?

Thanks in advance for your Words Of Wisdom!

DogsBestFriend Thu 21-Jul-11 13:30:50

I wouldn't dream of sending him, out of sheer consideration to other guests and the host. If more people did the same these bugs would not spread as they do.

I suspect that I might be inviting some considerable argument from other posters though.

hmm <--- My response to any such argument.

Eglu Thu 21-Jul-11 13:31:11

I had this situation a couple of years ago and didn't let my DS go to the party. He came down with the bug at 6pm that day. My friends who had DC at the party were very grateful.

LaundryFairy Thu 21-Jul-11 13:44:32

We had this situation on the receiving end - a friend sent her older child to DS' party while her youngest was down with vomiting bug. Half of the party got it and, even though no fingers were pointed, everyone knew the source.

OutrageousFlavourLikeFreesias Thu 21-Jul-11 13:52:57

Thank you all for your replies - I think you're right, and the decent thing is to keep him away.

Thanks again, much appreciated.

StayingNearlyHeadlessNicksGirl Thu 21-Jul-11 14:12:42

Bloody hell woman - you can't come here, on an AIBU thread listening to people's advice and following it in a reasonable fashion!!! The shock just isn't good for my system! winkgrin

Perhaps you could take your dc out for a little treat when they are free from the vomiting bug, to make up for missing the party.

OutrageousFlavourLikeFreesias Thu 21-Jul-11 14:23:20

OHNOES, have I broken the AIBU rules? Next time I will refuse to listen to reason, I promise! grin

That's a really good idea Nick - I think I'll try that when breaking the awful news to DS this afternoon...

valiumredhead Thu 21-Jul-11 14:39:49

Agrees with DBF for the second time in the last hour!

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