My family and I stayed home from church for the second Sunday in a row. Are we going inactive you ask? No, but for two weeks now my kids have had a cough and green runny noses. We could've taken them to church. Our kids could've been the ones to pass the sweet sickness along but it wouldn't be right because I get furious when our kids get sick from the kid who has the inconsiderate parents who thinks they have to go to church no matter if he's oozing green glop from his nose. My sister-in-law works in the nursery and she said that people do bring in their kids to nursery and primary who have wet coughs, their noses are streamlining with green snot and are sneezing over every toy that our kids are playing with. We all know how big the Primary Program is. Every parent loves seeing their kids get up and say their bit and all the kids love to show off that they've memorized their part but please no matter how big a Sunday it is for you and for your family if your kid is sick, stay home! We had a boy that threw up the day before at the programs rehearsal. Do you think the mom knew he was sick. I bet you she did but she wanted so bad for him to practice and be in the program that she didn't think about all the other kids she was infecting that came within a three foot radius of him. Again I'm asking you, if your kids are sick, even if you feel great, stay home with them so we can stop this vicious cycle. If you miss one, even two weeks of church the Lord will not punish you. He knows your heart and that you want to go to church. What is that you say? You have an important calling you can't miss? Well that's what substitutes and husbands are for. If your husband has an important calling too take turns. Switch off every hour if you need to. There is no excuse for making other kids sick! If you are a nursery or a primary leader I ask you to nicely reject kids that are sick. Let the parents see that it doesn't matter how nice they look that day you wont let them stay because they can infect the other children. Think about it. It's plain selfishness! So I'm sending this message out via blog because I know how big blogs are in the Mormon community and I want this message spread like wildfire or faster yet, spread like germs. Please pass this message along or one like it so my kids can stay healthy longer than two weeks. On another note it's not just church. School, play dates, even going to your friends' house, your friends and family will love you that much more for thinking of their kids.