Calling in sick

When you stay home from work sick do you keep your children home or do you take them to day care like normal? Does it depend on how sick you are and what kind of sick you are?​

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    11/08/13
    I would take them to Day Care or School as normal... Especially if I'm paid for that month.. and knowing that you're sick.. you get better a lot faster if you have some time to yourself to recover...

    I was so sick with food poisoning once.. it hit me at 4 a.m... and I could barely move and I thought, there's no way I can get my kids to school, but the thought of having to take care of them on top of myself feeling awful, I rallied... I put a bowl on my lap and literally threw up on the way there... but was able to come home and sleep for 5 hours.. and was so glad that I did... I couldn't imagine feeling the way that I felt AND getting snacks, games, crafts and mediating any disagreements....
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      11/08/13
      Yeah, I'd drop them at daycare. You need your rest and definitely don't want the kids catching it.
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        11/08/13
        8Theresa Gould
        For us, thankfully I have older children who step up and watch the younger children if I am not feeling well. But I would say in your case, extra help to watch your children would definitely aid you in getting well faster.
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          11/08/13
          I woke up at 5 this morning because my head hurt and the arm that was out from under the blanket was cold because the pilot lite went out on the furnace again. I finally got up just before six and threw on the first pair of clothes I could find and tried to relight the furnace and failed because my head hurt so bad that I couldn't focus or even keep my eyes open for more than a few seconds at a time. I ended up waking my husband up who had fallen asleep watching tv. He relit the furnace while I called in to work than he took care of me for a couple of hours until my head finally quit hurting enough that I could somewhat function normally. I took a hot shower while he took care of the girls than I let him go to sleep so he could go to work tonight. My head finally quit hurting around 11 this morning. Now I am just really tired and wore out. Planning to get to bed as early as possible the next couple of nights and sleep as late as possible the next couple of mornings.
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          11/08/13
          Hope you can get help with things so you can rest. Your body is trying to sleep to heal. Feel better soon. Drink Orange Juice!
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          11/08/13
          I like orange juice but it don't like me. I have apple juice and grape juice though.
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