I've been looking for childcare for my daughter (19 months), since I'm going to be going back to work now. I have avoided this for so long (been able to stay home with her, and trying to figure out WAHM ideas, etc). I've finally given up and decided to get a job outside of the home.
So, okay. I interview this other SAHM about childcare. She has 2 kids... a 6 year old, and a 6 month old.
When I met her, I noticed that she had what looked like a healing cold sore on her mouth. I didn't think too much of it at the time...
Well, my daughter started poking around in her diaper bag and pulled out a bottle of water. I asked if it was okay for her to be in there and/or to be playing with the bottle.... she said yes. My daughter put it in her mouth and eventually ended up drinking some of the water (the woman actually opened the bottle for her, I didn't protest at the time). I am pretty laid back about stuff like that, my daughter and I share stuff all the time. The bottle was not completely full when she pulled it out of the bag (so someone had been drinking it before her).
So..... after the woman leaves, it kind of hits me -- cold sore........ and does that always mean herpes? Did my daughter just get infected with herpes???
I have no idea if I should ask this woman if she has herpes, or how to approach this at all. If she DOES have herpes, I am SHOCKED that she would allow my daughter to play with that bottle. I don't know what to do. I don't want herpes. I don't want my baby to have herpes.
I'm freaking out. Is there some chance that it wasn't herpes? A friend has told me that all cold sores ARE herpes. Is there some chance my daughter didn't catch it??
I'm sick over this.