With all the talk right now about coronavirus and how bad the flu has been in recent years, this woman’s post is more timely than ever.

A mom named Samantha Moriá Reynolds wrote a post on Facebook about the importance of keeping sick kids home until they’re healthy enough to go back to school and moms all over the place are feeling it.


Reynolds wrote:

“This morning, Sam woke up and noticed her son wasn’t feeling well.

Sam took her son’s temperature, and wow! A fever.

Sam gave her son Tylenol and then…

Sam did NOT send her son to school.

Even after the fever went down a couple hours later, Sam did NOT send her son to school.

Sam missed work knowing that the well-being of her son and the kids who attend his school is more important than work missed.

Sam’s son was invited to THREE birthday parties over the weekend.

Sam’s son has been so excited to go, but he will unfortunately also have to miss them because Sam’s son is SICK.

Sam knows passing along a sickness would not be a great birthday gift regardless of how bummed her son may be.

Sam knows her son is still contagious until he is fever-free, WITHOUT medication, for 24 hours.

If Sam’s son is running a fever at 7am on Sunday, Sam’s son will also not be attending school on Monday.

Be. Like. Sam.”

Be like Sam, indeed.

People on Facebook chimed in and praised Reynolds for putting this post out into the social media landscape for other moms and dads to see.

1. Of course people want the kid to get better…

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2. And ya’ll need to be like Sam!

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3. It’s such good advice…

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4. Candace is speaking on behalf of a LARGE group…

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5. And yes, just praise all around…

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Parents, if your kids are sick, KEEP THEM HOME. They can miss a couple of days of school and activities.

Don’t spread those germs around!