'Tis the season for stomach viruses and runny noses.
Every time I walk into my son's preschool, or through the halls of various elementary schools, I see them everywhere: germs.
I see kids sneezing, wiping their red little noses and cheeks on their shirts or in their hands. Then, I see them touching door handles and computers and desks, spreading the germs everywhere.
Before you know it, the whole school is sick. But, as most working mamas know, parents only have so many sick days!
Is it fair to make everyone else sick, when your employer isn't that understanding?
This seems to be a popular debate on Facebook statuses, in Twitter conversations, and in other mommy groups as of late.
When, if ever, is it OK to send your little one full of snot and germs to a school or daycare?
Some comments I've seen have scolded parents who send their kids to school sick—but they have to afford to be able to send their kids to school on top of supporting a family, right?
I want to know what you think.
This is where I'm reaching out to our Collingswood Patch readers.
Have you ever sent your child to school sick? What was the story?
How do you deal with work when your children are sick?
Does your spouse split the days off with you?
How do our single moms handle sick days?
Do you find it offensive that some people send their kids to school sick under any circumstance?
We want to hear from you! Comment in the box below to start the talk.