Do you have a sick kid? Be like Sam. Stay at home and take care of it.


It’s flu season. It’s cold season. Everyone gets – at least something, and we are sick of it. And we guess that’s why a post about keeping your sick kid home from school was shared 170 000 times on Facebook.

Samantha Moriá Reynolds wrote this very important, yet entertaining note – and we could not agree more with what she has to say.

“This morning, Sam woke up and noticed her son wasn’t feeling well.
Sam took her son’s temperature, and wow! A fever.
Sam gave her son Tylenol and then…
Sam did NOT send her son to school.
Even after the fever went down a couple hours later, Sam did NOT send her son to school.
Sam missed work knowing that the well-being of her son and the kids who attend his school is more important than work missed.

Sam’s son was invited to THREE birthday parties over the weekend. Sam’s son has been so excited to go, but he will unfortunately also have to miss them because Sam’s son is SICK. Sam knows passing along a sickness would not be a great birthday gift regardless of how bummed her son may be.

Sam knows her son is still contagious until he is fever-free, WITHOUT medication, for 24 hours. If Sam’s son is running a fever at 7am on Sunday, Sam’s son will also not be attending school on Monday.

Be. Like. Sam.”

We all know how stressful it can be to combine work and sick kids. Of course it is tempting to don’t deal with the illness and just pass it to five other family’s. Please don’t tho.


When your daughter struggle with hereditary spastic paraplegia and have difficulties playing video games, you fix it.