Posted: 31/10/2013 at 08:30
I'm pretty pro-vaccine too. I think people have forgotten that babies and children used to die in huge numbers - isn't that why people had so many, because only a small number would actually survive childhood? Whooping cough, measles, mumps etc all have significant morbidity and mortality associated with them, but because modern medicine is so good some people think everything is curable and treatable, and ignore that awful things can still happen to children as a result of these illnesses. I'm furious that vaccine refuseniks are actually relying on sensible responsible parents to protect their children and I think we should move to the way they do things in the states and not allow unvaccinated children into childcare settings or school. If my baby got measles because another parent hadn't bothered to get their older child vaccinated...well, I don't know what I'd do, but I certainly wouldn't be polite to that parent!
We were at my brothers wedding at the weekend which was really lovely, and very posh - in the Caledonian club in belgravia!!! (her parents are members!). Isabelle was a flower girl and I was rather nervous about her behaving but she did wonderfully and looked very cute. She also then stayed up until midnight dancing, even when I was desperate to go to bed!
Husband also driving me mad here, I won't detail all his misdemeanors, and most of them are quite minor, but frustrating none the less! O isn't sleeping very well and we've now got visitors so being shattered isn't helping, and I heard from my friend last night that they're going to come and visit for the weekend - so that will be 4 adults and 7 children here. I don't picture much sleep on the immediate horizon!! (and I will need to do some serious food shopping!)