off the wall gripe... chuck e cheeses

Casondra - posted on 03/30/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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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.

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Debbie - posted on 07/08/2009

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In my opinion I dont think kids should go anywhere public that are sick with anything even slightly contagious. My son had impetago (school sores) and I kept him home from school for the recommended time and kept him home from football training, untill I could see that his sore had healed. I didnt want to take the chance of him giving it to anyone else. I understand that once treatment has started and if they are covered up then fair enough, but really? would it of hurt the other parent not to take her kid that week???

Jaime - posted on 07/02/2009

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You can pick more buggies up from door handles, shopping carts then you can off a person. I agree it is frustrating when you see an obviously sick child out playing with other children. You just have to think the parents know what they are doing and wouldn't let the child out if it really was contagious or serious.

Rabaab - posted on 05/06/2009

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aww, that is so bad,, i mean at least they should have informed the people at chuck cheese that the boy had ring worm, but i did not think it was contagious.. if you are bandaged.. I just think that the parents shoudl have informed the staff there..

Katy - posted on 04/14/2009

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doesnt affect me personaly for a couple of reasons a) i live in australia and all ringworm takes is a $12 tube of cream wow that hits the hip poket not and b) i dont seem to need to sheild my daughter yes i dont takem her out if she is sick. at the moment we are sitting at home and missing a playdate beacuse i found headlice in her hair but i wont let my child not enjoy an activity because  ogf the risk that she might catch omething off another child

Casondra - posted on 04/14/2009

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@ katy... well, since the kid had multiple areas that had been infected, that only shows me that the kid had been exposed to it multiple times.  having a daughter that is school aged, i have recieved letters reporting the spread of ring worm, and my theory is better safe than sorry.  sorry if this all seems a little harsh to you, but with the price of medical expenses these days, i don't take anything lightly.

Katy - posted on 04/14/2009

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um ringworm is only contagious at the ringworm site and for the 1str 24 hours after treatment has began. you do realise that ringworm can take up2 12 weeks to heal up.



if the area was bandaged it shows the parents knew and had started treatment.



some people need to get better informed

Amie - posted on 04/01/2009

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omg some parents need to be smacked. I would have mentioned it to the manager at Chuck E. Cheese's. That kid should not have been out in public until he had cleared up. I get that he was probably going loony at home but really.... why would anyone expose other people's kids to that? and not even tell them! :|

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