Do not urge me to leave you or turn back from following you; for where you go, I will go, and where you lodge, I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God, my God.
Would you send your child to daycare? Would you send your child to daycare sick? How sick is too sick; or, alternatively, how important must something at work be to compel you to send your ill child off to strangers?
These are not, as you might have guessed, idle questions. One of my co-workers sent her young son to daycare pumped full of Motrin, after spending yesterday at home with him (she got no work done at home that day). Another co-worker talking to her mentioned that she knowingly sent her sick child to school with instructions to dope him up with Tylenol every few hours. Somehow the thought of that horrified me, that work could take priority like that, not to mention the idea of exposing other healthy children to icky diseases unnecessarily.
Am I unrealistic? Is it reasonable to do that? Or have I seen some small part of living to work rather than the reverse?