Winter; not only does it bring bad weather and cold nights, but it also brings fevers and illnesses into people’s homes. Nothing is worse than seeing children suffering from the flu, but it’s how their parents handle those illnesses that affect who else will come home sick.
As one mom wrote on Facebook, more parents need to “be like Sam” when their children fall ill with a fever. Mom, Samantha Moriá Reynolds, who referred to herself in the first person throughout her post, began by saying, “This morning, Sam woke up and noticed her son wasn’t feeling well. Sam took her son’s temperature, and wow! A fever.”
Mom Tells Other Parents to Be More Like Sam When Their Kids Have a Fever
She then continued, “Sam gave her son Tylenol and then…Sam did NOT send her son to school. Even after the fever went down a couple hours later, Sam did NOT send her son to school. Sam missed work knowing that the well-being of her son and the kids who attend his school is more important than work missed.”
The mom wrote that despite knowing her son was going to miss out on some fun times, his health and his friends’ health was more important. “Sam’s son was invited to THREE birthday parties over the weekend. Sam’s son has been so excited to go, but he will unfortunately also have to miss them because Sam’s son is SICK.”
“Sam knows passing along a sickness would not be a great birthday gift regardless of how bummed her son may be. Sam knows her son is still contagious until he is fever-free, WITHOUT medication, for 24 hours. If Sam’s son is running a fever at 7 a.m. on Sunday, Sam’s son will also not be attending school on Monday.”
She then concluded, “Be. Like. Sam.” The post had been shared 197,000 times with thousands of parents applauding the mom for saying what needed to be said, especially during the winter season.
Are you going to be more like Sam?
Sara Vallone has been a writer and editor for the last four and a half years. A graduate of Ohio University, she enjoys celebrity news, sports, and articles that enhance people’s lives.
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