I haven't yet had an opportunity to sit down and write my post about how I handled the situation with the kids two weeks ago. I've taken this week off of work and have been so busy trying to paint and clean windows and finish getting the house unpacked. Mostly for my family's enjoyment, but also, because my mother and Jim are driving up for Thanksgiving and our house looks like the set for Sanford & Sons.
Two months in to it, and our garage is still full of boxes. But we don't want to put things away until we get things the way that we want them and there is still so much to do, I'm extremely thankful I've got three weeks worth of vacation to use up between now and the end of the year. Maybe I'll finally find the box that holds the children's winter coats.
While we're waiting, I've got several other questions for you that I'll post today, as I've got time.
My first question...
Our children are all home sick today with what I think might be the flu. While we vaccinate our children (and have since birth), we've never vaccinated them for the flu because it seems like there are so many different strains, I really wonder whether or not it was worth their (or mine) pain and suffering dragging FOUR children in for a needle.
Do you get a flu shot?
Do you get a flu shot for your children?
And if your children are running moderate temperatures and coughing like they've got the plague, and you opt to keep them home from school, how difficult is it for you to fight the temptation to put their feverish little bodies in clothes and take them to school, when seconds after you call the attendance line to tell the school that your children will be absent, they perk up and start running around the house like it's Christmas morning?