March 3, 2013

Sometimes I feel very strongly about things:

So whooping cough is at my kids school.

This means that we missed the super fun school party because I have enough issues going to a school full of germy little kids in the first place without the addition of a bacterial disease. See also: please give your kids their immunizations.

I seriously am considering asking people if they've had shots before I let them in my house. It's that bad. (You don't give your children shots? That's nice. Let's not talk about it.... Just kidding, let's do.)

So you don't immunize your kids: fantastic. I hope that works out for you, I really, truly, truly do.

But here's the thing, YOU'RE RUINING IT FOR THE REST OF US.

No really, you are.

You know how you can get chicken pox, even if you had the vaccine? Same goes for all the other diseases. They're PREVENTATIVE.

And yes, you live in America, and you have the right to do (or not do) whatever you want, meanwhile, people on the other side of the world are dying, literally dying, from a disease that *could have been* prevented.

And you know how we sit in our houses and we say to ourselves  "Gee, I really wish there was a cure for cancer.... Gee, I really wish we could find some way to prevent Multiple Sclerosis... Gee, I really wish we could figure out why people get lupus...."

But we DON'T say, "Gee, if only there was a way to avoid pertussis." Because THERE IS. Do you remember how people used to die from whooping cough all the time? No? THAT'S BECAUSE OF VACCINES.

At the end of the day, it's your choice... I'll just think you're really dumb and not let you in my house.