Casondra - posted on 03/30/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )
ok, so i know kids catch cooties from time to time, it's just a part of life. but i like to think that parents do there best to keep the cooties from spreading. today i took my two little ones to chuck e cheeses for a fun filled afternoon. i personally LOVE the chucks. it's actually relaxing. i can let my 3 year old run around like crazy and release all his ambitions with out having to follow his every move. there's no worries about him sneaking out side, or being snatched up by a weirdo. the whole numbered hand system and door security is a god send for tired parents. so on to the gripe. while playing with another little boy my son had seemed to find a best friend. i encouraged this, they were so cute hugging and holding hands as they scampered off to each activity. and then i noticed the little friend he had found had a rather large bandage on his neck and on his arm. i asked the little boy what happened and to my surprise he responded with "oh, i just have ring worm. " i was shocked! ring worm is very much contagious, and his parents bring him to play where kids are running around bare foot, sweating, and touching everything in site. i didn't know what to do. i didn't want to make the little boy feel uncomfortable, but my biggest concerns were with my son. i took marcus to the rest room and washed his hands, and then did my best to avoid the little boy, but he was an eager beaver to continue playing with my son. i don't blame the little guy at all for what happened today, but i must say that was certainly bad judgment on the parents. i'm sure they could have waited a few weeks to adventure out to chuck e cheeses.