Chicken Pox Parties

Source:  Chicken Pox Parties    Tag:  chicken pox definition
Right? Or Wrong?

Definition by Wiki: Such parties are typically organized by parents on the premise of building the immune systems of their children against diseases such as chickenpox and measles (which can be more dangerous to adults than to children) or flu.

In my opinion this is wrong on every level.

Why would you want your child to ever have to go through the chicken pox? In this day and age yes there are vaccines but they only give you protection against possibly getting it meaning, it's not 100%.

Now, I don't know about you, but I don't want my child to be itching, with a fever, and scarring all over because of some party to get it over with, not to mention little do these adult know they are opening the door to themselves getting Shingles!!

This was an old fashion way of getting pox out of the way but in this day and age you have got to be kidding me. Some things need to remain in the past, they were left there for a reason!

I personally think bringing your child to a pox party is child abuse, your child will suffer.

Now some questions.

For these types of parties, are formal invitations handed out, like birthday party invites?

Will the children receive a loot bag at the door with calamine lotion and lotion to prevent scarring, with days of work paid?

Will food be served or only the airborne disease?

Does CAS approve these parties?

Will there be entertainment? Or just a bunch of kids watching poor chicken pox host scratch?

What will you say if you get invited?

*Sigh* What is this world coming to? No wonder people believe the world is coming to an end in December!