Today marks the second Bible study class in a row that I have missed due to sick kids. Instead, I am taking my sick kids shopping for Halloween stuff and salsa makings. Yes, I know that I am supposed to keep my kids home when they are sick, but I cannot stay holed up for however long they might be coughing. Not gonna happen. Don't worry, I am going in armed with hand sanitizer and decongestants, so they cannot spread germs everywhere we go.
And I am doing my best to limit the length of time this sickness plagues our household. When the second of four children got sick, I decided that it would be much easier to have four kids sick for a week or two than have each kid sick individually and have a sick kid four times, dragging on for months on end.
I started letting them share cups, and if they just so happened to lick each other's faces, I didn't stop them. See, by doing this, their contagiousness is limited and I have less of a chance of spreading this to others in my community.
Now that's what I call good parenting.