Friday, March 11, 2011
Sick kid care
I used to do some good mothering when my daughter was sick. She is 29 now and still whines and wants special sick foods she remembers from childhood.
Hint: Saltines, Jell-O, juice, pudding.
But if you simply, positively cannot stay home on a sick day, you may need responsible, defensible day care.
Out here in Chandler, one company is run by a family practice doctor. They take kids from 6 months to 15 years old. Only four kids at a time.
They screen so the kids won’t infect each other with some crud.
A certified nursing assistant tends to the children, and the doctors come over if needed. Parents whose kids are not in the associated school pay $35 a day.
They find associating with a school or day care center spreads the cost. Other such centers have gone under depending on sick kids alone.
Still, it’s something to look into.