Seriously, stupid idea!
The ideas people think up astound me.
I am not one of those people that wants to give my kids lots of shots. We don’t get the flu vaccine religiously. I spaced out the vaccines so that my kids were not bombarded by 4-5 shots at one time (rather they were miserable and sore in one spot 4 different times). I also was not one of the first in line for the Chicken Pox vaccine when it came out. Did I eventually let my kids get the Chicken Pox shot? Yeah. I succumbed to peer pressure (I know…pretty weak of me).
I can say with certainty that if I did not give them the vaccine I know that I would not have asked a stranger to have their kid who has chicken pox to suck on a lollipop and send it to me so that I could have my kids eat it. Honestly, I don’t think that the thought would ever even cross my mind. Even if it were my friend’s kid that had the Chicken Pox, I doubt I would be on the phone and think… “Hey, I wonder if they have a lollipop sitting around that they could have their kid lick so that I can spread the disease to my kid.” It boggles my mind how these kind of ideas start.
You know what I do think? I think it was a whole lot simpler back when I was young.
Flashback to 1985… I go to school and realize that my friend is absent and the next day I start itching. Just to be fair, I pass it to my brother (don’t want him to be left out) and that pretty much ends any big “Chicken Pox” worries.
So much easier.