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Very quick intro: I have 5 kids (1,3,6,9,12) and mainly just LOVE to read here. I have a "friend" who seriously frustrates me sooooo BADLY, with her lack of common sense when it comes to taking care of her 6 children. And I don't believe I'm just being critical, trust me, I've gone back and forth with myself wondering if it's just a "critical spirit"..... she's a good mom but there's a lot of "safety issues". Anyway, we had a get-together last night at our Church, baking lots of pizzas for about 15 kids and lots of adults... there were lots of food & games, ect. I took a look at my friends DH and his ONE eye was OBVIOUSLY very very infected. So, after a minute I said to Friend, "What happened to D, did he get hit in the eye?" I knew perfectly well what had "happened" but just wanted to hear her say it. "No, he's got pink eye". He's preparing food, setting tables, ect....No GLOVES! OMG i should have just gathered my kids and left!!!! PINK EYE IS CLEARLY VERY CONTAGIOUS, ISN'T IT?! My family has had very little experience with this condition, thank God! A few minutes later we were all sitting around a table just chatting, she looked at her 2.5 year old and made comments about him not feeling well and the pink eye "he's coming down with".... I was about out of PATIENCE! I said, "Yeah, T, and Pink eye is VERY CONTAGIOUS!" Her reply: "Well, actually, it's not VERY CONTAGIOUS, D's had it about 2 weeks and only a couple of the kids have gotten it. I sleep with the man and I don't have it, so it's not VERY contagious". I thought I was going to lose it.
just don't know how much longer I'm going to be able to stand it! I mean, this on top of the other STUFF she does (like cramming her 6 kids and herself in her little 5 passenger car, they do have a 12p van, too). I have Nursery tomorrow at Church, and I'm thinking that I should NOT allow her 2 youngest kids to be in the nursery tomorrow. Maybe I could allow her youngest who isn't mobile yet & keep her away from other kids, like in an activity chair or swing, but then again that's not very cool. What do you think? I know this is a long post, but I would be very grateful for INPUT and FACTS, as well as OPINIONS & SUGGESTIONS. I've looked at other THREADS here about PINK EYE, as well as "info" from the internet. I'd love to have some info printed to "hand out" at the nursery door tomorrow. ANYONE THINK I"M making too big of a deal here? As i said, this on top of the other things she does is getting to me. In a way, this is kind of "small" compared to some other things, but this is the latest.... please feel free to respond to this scenario. Thanks!
Dana, Wife to DH, SAHM to Mac, 14, Mikael, 10, Holland Eve, 8, Danica Lyn, 5, Noah Rebekah, 3, & baby brother Elisha Isaac, born 7/21/09