A friend's son had swine flu a few weeks back ... and none of her friends wanted to be around her as a result.
Momlogic's Julie: When my friend's 4-year-old had swine flu a few weeks back, she kept him out of school for a week, just like the doctor instructed her to. She and her husband took turns taking off work so they could be with their little boy. But on the days they DID have to go into work, they got the evil eye from coworkers, who were worried they were being exposed.
When my friend's husband went to a cocktail party one evening, he noticed no one would talk to him or even be near him. And when their kid finally WAS allowed back in school, they felt they got the cold shoulder from the preschool staff.
Another friend whose daughter had swine flu ran to the store for some milk. She bumped into an acquaintance, who proceeded to read her the riot act for "being out in public and exposing others," even though she herself was not even sick.
But are the parents of swine flu victims being unfairly ostracized? Or do parents have the right to be extra cautious, even if that means distancing themselves from their friends? Comment below.