There are just times in parenting when there is not a right answer.
The situation: A road trip has been planned to visit the cousins across the state. There is a lot of packing, preparation and excitement. Vacation days from work have been planned, homework has been prearranged, snacks have been purchased for the long car ride and electronic devices have all been charged.
We are ready, the car is packed and basically we are just waiting for the Dad-man to get home from work and we are out the door.
And then the phone rings. It is the Aunt. One of the cousins is puking.
There is a lot of groaning during the short conversation that goes something like this, “He hasn’t been around anyone who is sick. Hmmm. Does he have a fever? Hmmm. What did you all eat recently? Hmmm. Could it be food poisoning? Hmmm. OK, we’ll call you back.”
The question: So, do we go or do we stay? If we go, we risk a Stand By Me Complete Barfarama situation. If we stay, we risk losing out on some serious fun.
What would you do?