Originally Posted by Bluehue
ughhhh - the mind boggles at how some think we all NEED to be in the company of thier little darlings - even when little darlings are ill.
Some mothers -
I personally dont feel the need to be around my children at all times. I personally would have left my children with one of my many options of a caretaker if I had the opportunity and wouldnt have brought my sick child out of the house. BUT I still could see where some people would 1) not have the childcare for 3 children to work around this or 2) still want the children to have an opportunity to have an opinion regarding the cake.
I, being a non clingy, well balanced mother, can simply imagine that there are some people that feel that this isnt just the rudest thing that anyone has ever seen and how dare those ghastly horrible parents yada yada yada. The chance of 50 people at a wedding getting sick because a sick child was in a kitchen for a tasting, after a kitchen has been reasonably wiped down is not likely. But it is a guarantee that a child who is already not feeling well, will be made to feel ashamed and uncomfortable, possibly even scared after being forced to vomit in a strange persons bushes. Honestly, if there is a child around touching things, you have germs being spread at all times. Moreover, neither a child or an adult have to be visably ill to be carrying around the live germs of any given virus or illness. This is an every day job of any baker is to clean because of this. So I personally think that if you know you are not understanding when it comes to children, and all that children in general bring to the table- then you should just stick to your policy of not allowing children. Because it is not unreasonable to expect that everyone else isnt going to feel the same as you, and there are some people who would be just as offended by your actions as you were at theirs. Like I said, it is just a difference of opinion. In this life there are less than ideal situations that we deal with, and some people would trump compassion towards an ill child over the possibility that after you have reasonably disinfected your kitchen, that someone else would get ill as a result.
And I dont think that anyone who doesnt agree should be labeled as some needy mother with a nest of kids. We are all entitled to our opinions respectfully, and I see how this can be viewed both ways. I just always welcome the opportunity to see something from another persons view and wanted to bring that to the table.