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    It's not an exaggeration according to this thread. People proudly trot out their utter lack of options- I'm not making it up.

    Anyway- i truly am just done If my viewpoint makes me elite I'm okay with being elite as i suppose i prefer it to the alternative honestly. This thread has made me exceedingly grateful for the options in my life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    It's not an exaggeration according to this thread. People proudly trot out their utter lack of options- I'm not making it up.

    Anyway- i truly am just done If my viewpoint makes me elite I'm okay with being elite as i suppose i prefer it to the alternative honestly. This thread has made me exceedingly grateful for the options in my life.
    Well okay. I don't think you can honestly believe its much different for most of us here than how i just put it, maybe we all aren't that good at communicating our thoughts over the board. Of course i could be the one mistaken and people truly mean they live that unstably. I just highly doubt it.

    I don't think you are elitist
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    If I had a true emergency, I would have dozens of people that I could call on to watch my kids. For something as minor as running to the store to pick up an RX, I would not.

    I also have enough non-perishable food in the house to last a month or more if needed. That does not account for milk, bread, and other things that could go bad. Or, many times if I have a child that can not keep anything down I will go get popsicles, gatorade, or other things to prevent dehydration.

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    Melis -- I just emailed one of my yoga teachers and she may have a sitter for me for tomorrow. If it works out I'll have you to thank for the inspiration. Funny!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    Well- no- most moms out w puking or crying kids look unhappy. And the kids certainly look unhappy. And if others get your kids germs we can imagine they are unhappy.

    So even taking ME out of the equation it doesn't sound awesome. Unless you enjoy all that.
    Nobody said I enjoy it, simply that it is an option. A very viable option that I have used more than once. I am rarely 'out of options'. As a parent sometimes we have to do things we dont like for the benefit of our children. On occasion that means taking a sick kid out to the store.
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    I haven't really chimed in on this one, but if my kids aren't suffering but still MIGHT be contagious, and I'm alone with them, yes I will take them to the pharmacy or whatever.
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    So no one else keeps popscicles on hand? We have them year round. My kids love them and it's sometimes their dessert.

    I guess I'm with Melissa that I don't understand the need to bring a truly sick kid to the grocery store for food prep items. Popscicles can be bought at any pharmacy I know of....CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Walmart, Target etc. so I could pick it up and still check out. I think we're more likely to be conscious of the fact that people are ill in the pharmacy.

    I don't think anyone has said a cold sufferer can't go out. But if your kid is puking his/her guts out...why are you all of sudden needing chicken for dinner?
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    I don't think I could put a barfer in the van. Like, who is holding the bucket and stuff? The couple of times my kids unexpectedly threw up in the vehicle I almost drove off the road. Having a puker in the backseat is like the ultimate in distracted driving. I put my sickies (but not if they're puking and I'm by myself) in the van if we're going to the doctor, but that's it.
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    Oh yeah. . .if the kids were throwing up or shivering from fever or whatever, they're not going out. We can get stuff delivered or I can definitely call someone in that type of need and get them to pick something up for us.
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    I am trying to think, and I dont think I have ever taken a puking kid out. I have just never felt the need to, since we keep gravol on hand and there isnt usually a med I can give in that situation. I have taken a feverish kid to the pharmacy, more than once, as we have had a lot of ear infections this year and they are almost always accompanied with a high fever. So that would look like a young child with red cheeks, glassy eyes, listless, and possibly crying cause it hurts. Sorry, but in that situation I am not waiting for DH to be available to get them some relief.

    Oh, I just thought of a time. We thought DS was over his flu, and he threw up just as we were driving onto the ferry. We werent allowed to stay in the car so we took him up onto the passenger deck with us.
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