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    Default Sick children at local get together.

    Yup I think they would be annoyed, especially if they have young kiddies. I'm sure you'll still fit in if you wait another week

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    Thanks, you have all confirmed what I think. Will let them know we have to give tomorrow a miss, and join in in a couple of weeks.

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    It's frustrating when you don't really know how sick they will get tho, it's a bit of a guess when they wake up with a few sniffles. Sometimes it's just a sniffle, sometimes it turns into a nasty bug.
    If i was new to the group, I would probably try to call and say I was hoping to come along but I'm now doubtful and see what they say. If they are well established they probably have a 'standard' they follow regarding sickness

    i tend to be more relaxed about it now my kids are older, we are out & about a lot, so we have heaps of chances to catch bugs. When they were little tho, any bug meant two weeks of misery for us.

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    Default Sick children at local get together.

    If I think dd is sick or anything that might affect another child I do not attend.
    Perfect example last night. We were supposed to go to a BBQ I had made salads and dips and was really looking forward to it. When I picked up dd from Childcare I noticed she was scratching her head. A quick check confirmed what I thought. Nits!!
    So instead of risking the other kids DP went to the BBQ and I had a wonderful night at home de nitting dd, treating myself (DP has no hair) and starting the mammoth task or washing everything she may have come in contact with.
    I would have loved to have gone as I rarely get to go out and don't have many friends but I would like to think any of the other parents would have done the same as me.
    I work full time and money is tight so to have dd at home sick is a really big thing for us!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sakabla View Post
    I was hoping to go along to a local get together tomorrow for the first time. The group meets once a week during school terms and has been going for a few years now. They started back last week, but I couldn't go, and I can't make next week.

    This morning 3 of my children have woken up with colds, not too bad just runny noses and sneezing. So my question is, if you were part of an established group, would it bother you if a new family turned up sick the first time they came?

    I'm not very good at socialising, so joining this group is a big thing for me. Having missed last week, and missing next week, I feel like I should go tomorrow to say hello before I loose my nerve to join. But I don't want to upset people the first time I'm there by taking sick children.

    So any advice from those that are less socially awkward than me would be greatly appreciated.
    Yes it would bother me. It would also bother me if I was the new person turning up and there were sick kids at the group. It's never okay in my opinion. During one playgroup I went to a mother brought her 2 older kids and when someone said "aww have a home day with mum" the mother replied "oh they're too sick to go to school today, they have the flu". I was like WHAT THE HELL? They're to sick to go to school so you bring them to a friggen playgroup? Are you F***ing kidding me?

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    I think it's likely to leave them with a bad impression of you.

    I would wait until they're better. After going for a while, and getting to know the others, you'll be able to tell if a slight cold is going to bother them or not and choose accordingly.


 

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