Castle Frostbite was afflicted with the Wandering Crud for the last two weeks. One of us brought home a bug, and like a good family, we shared it and passed it around. This one was a particularly vile flu/sinus type infection, and it had us all blowing snot and popping meds for the better part of two weeks.
I suspect that the kids picked it up at the local homeschooler’s play group meeting we attended three weeks ago. One of the kids there was sick–runny nose, cough, and everything–and I didn’t do the smart thing, which would have been to turn right back around and head home again.
That incident had me thinking about homeschooling in general, and the need to get together with other homeschoolers to provide a varied education and socialization. I have absolutely no intention of ever getting together with anyone from the homeschooling group if there are some parents among them who belong to the anti-vaccination crowd. If one of those parents is already thoughtless enough to bring a sick infant to a playgroup, who’s to say some of the kids aren’t vaccinated, because their parents bought the whole “Vaccinations cause teh autizm!!!1!!ONE!!” nonsense hook, line, and sinker?
Robin was seriously distraught because she lost her taste for several days, which is hell on earth for someone who loves to cook. I asked her what she’d do if that loss of taste turned out to be permanent, and she couldn’t even contemplate such a horrible fate.
We’re doing a belated Easter egg hunt today, on account of us all being sick as dogs during the actual and proper Easter egg hunting season. The regular blogging schedule will resume shortly–the current work is just about in the bag, and then I’ll finally get to spend a week or two reading, catching up on movies, and dusting off my night elf hunter in World of Warcraft. The poor thing’s been parked at a tavern in Stormwind City for the last few months, getting fat and lazy with no monsters to slay.