Kids may have trouble sharing at times, but one thing they excel in generously sharing with others is their GERMS. Kids are notorious germ magnets, and they are all too willing to spread their germy goodness onto anyone in their midst. And ONCE KIDS ARE IN SCHOOL, sick days and tissue consumption levels skyrocket.
Having kids home sick from school can be challenging, & these Twitter parents are sick of it, too!
- There’s not enough hand sanitizer to stop these germs.
Went to the library with my toddler today for a book and our next virus.
— Jennifer S. White (@yenniwhite) October 13, 2016
2. You try to stop the school germs, but they just.keep.coming.
So a vicious, vomitous virus is going around at school? Oh, cool, kids.
If you need me, I'll be over here: pic.twitter.com/qGDad5llUY
— Stephanie Ortiz (@Six_Pack_Mom) January 4, 2017
3. And the school nurse always manages to find you. Despite your best efforts.
School nurse: *calls about 6-year-old* Is this her dad?
Me: If I say no, do I still have to come pick her up?
She was not amused.
— James Breakwell (@XplodingUnicorn) September 12, 2018
4. And you love your kid, but not “share your germs with me” kind of love.
I took my sick child's face gently in my hands and shoved it away… DON'T BREATHE ON ME!
— Marloween (@Marlebean) November 9, 2015
5. You try to stop the illness from spreading.
"My dear, sweet child. I'm so very sorry you're sick." I say, across the room wearing a surgical mask, while patting her with a 10 ft pole.
— Ash(es to ashes) (@adult_mom) February 22, 2016
6. But there’s no such thing as personal space from your sick kid.
No matter how difficult parenting gets, the joy of having a sick toddler cough in your face makes it all worth it.
— mark (@TheCatWhisprer) February 14, 2017
7. Or from your neighbor’s sick kid.
Neighbor kid: *sneezes on me*
Me: Are you sick?
Neighbor kid: No, I just have a cold *sneezes on me again*
— Robert Knop (@FatherWithTwins) May 7, 2017
8. You think you’re a patient parent, until your “patient” tries your patience.
I like to believe I'm a good, patient, nurturing person. Then my kid gets sick and coughs incessantly and I develop an eye twitch and somebody please god help just make it stop
— Salty Mermaid (@Jenn_H_Scott) November 16, 2017
9. It’s hard enough when one kid is home sick, but then it keeps going…
Three kids home sick today. This is my suicide note.
— Kate Hall (@KateWhineHall) March 3, 2014
10. …and going… and going…
2 of 7 kids are sick with a stomach flu so I just went ahead and cleared my calendar for the next month.
— Lady Lawya (@Parkerlawyer) March 10, 2016
11. And let’s face it; kids are never sick at convenient times.
The only things certain in life are death, taxes, and your kids getting sick on the day you have something important to do.
— Housewife of Hell (@HousewifeOfHell) January 18, 2017
12. Well, unless you prefer being anti-social. Forever.
We're going to have friends over when none of the kids are sick so we're never going to have friends over.
— MamaFizzles (@MamaFizzles) September 18, 2016
13. And they may be sick, but not quite sick enough for their parent’s sake.
Why is it that when kids have a cold, they're too sick to go to school but not sick enough to just lie in bed and stop being annoying?
— Dad and Buried (@DadandBuried) December 21, 2015
14. You need to keep them entertained- at the cost of your own personal sanity.
My child is home sick & is watching YouTube videos of people opening up toys & now I realize what it's like to be eaten alive by fire ants
— It'sReally10Months (@really10months) September 11, 2015
15. And at the cost of your own basic needs. Like sleep. And vomit-free laundry.
Having sick kids is actually kinda nice bc it relieves pressure to do fun activities, wear clothes, and bathe or eat at regular intervals.
— Spookpants Cher (@House_Feminist) March 29, 2015
16. But how about once that Motrin kicks in??
Sick kid waking up: Achy. Sluggish. Can’t get out of bed.
Sick kid 20 minutes after taking ibuprofen: Is competing in cross-country skiing in Pyeongchang
— SpacedMom (@copymama) February 15, 2018
17. At least there’s a silver lining to kids being home sick. One tiny, tired little lining.
I hate everything about my kids being sick. Except the quiet & they're too tired to fight & they put themselves to bed. But other than that.
— the Mom TruthBomb (@momTruthBomb) March 8, 2017
The kids may be sick and tired, but taking care of sick kids can also make parents tired… and eventually sick.
Because, KID GERMS.