I went to a baptism. There was a party at a home afterward, crawling with kids, including my 3. Then I'm informed that the 2 year old toddling around playing with everyone has pink eye. Not HAD, but has. I also learn that the baby of honor, who I'd just been holding, who had just drooled over my hand, just recently had pink eye.
Now, the toddler who had pinkeye, his mother wasn't even there. I was wishing she took him with her whereever she was, so the other kids wouldn't have been exposed.
To make this even crazier...I don't vaccinate my kids. But I don't bring them anywhere -for their sake as well as others' - when they're contagious. The host was initially uneasy inviting us simply because they're not vaccinated. They did not bring sickness this day. Nor do they ever. But rest assured, almost every gathering with this side of the family, people are parading around their sick kids. Constantly.
So anyway, the mom of the baptism baby says her doctor told her to squirt breastmilk in the baby's eye and because its' full of antibodies, it would heal the eye. She did it for the boy, and her own baby, and was proud to report it worked. But that doesn't mean they aren't still contagious!
Wasn't it rude to invite a whole bunch of people, unknowingly (including a couple of another newborn) to a party in a small area and allow their children to play with two childrne with pink eye? Kinda ticked me off.