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Have people gone totally over the deep end???........

Have people gone totally over the deep end???........

Old 05-08-2012, 05:12 PM
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Default Have people gone totally over the deep end???........

And landed in a pool of stupid!!

They are called "Pox parties" advertised on Facebook and other places.

http://www.ktvz.com/news/31024816/detail.html

What will they think of next??......Mono night at the Mall?
Lice parties?
Mumps movies night?
Pink eye pool parties?
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Old 05-08-2012, 05:25 PM
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advertizing on facebook seams a bit stupid but since we are such a cumputerizes society what can you expect? and having some type of gettogether to expose kids to chicken pox is fairly normal used to happen all the time.
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Old 05-08-2012, 05:26 PM
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Not a new thing. When I was young (50 years ago or so) there weren't immunizations for common diseases like chicken pox, mumps, and measles. Our moms did this type of "party" so their kids would get the disease young instead of as teenagers.

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Old 05-08-2012, 05:37 PM
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It was actually a pretty SMART thing (years ago), to do! LOL
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:16 PM
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Not really too bad of an idea! I've read about them for years now. I had a light case as a young child. As an adult, I was exposed and got shingles. That was MUCH worse than chicken pox as a kid!
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Hollywood starts a lot of these stupid things and it grows!!
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I always got my children immunized against childhood illnesses. If you've ever been in a hospital room listening to a child struggling to breath with whooping cough, you will never be the same again. It's enough to give you nightmares, I know it did me and it wasn't even my child!
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Back when my kids got chicken pox, there was no immunization for it.
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25 years ago, my kids cousins got chicken pox, so quess what? I let my kids play together and hoping it would work, it did. got it over with' and it was in the summer, so it was perfect. It happened all the time.
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Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
I always got my children immunized against childhood illnesses. If you've ever been in a hospital room listening to a child struggling to breath with whooping cough, you will never be the same again. It's enough to give you nightmares, I know it did me and it wasn't even my child!
They never had immunizations for that, untill recently
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