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‘He has gastro but that’s okay, right?’: sick kid etiquette

Picture this: you’re all set to host a bash for family and friends of all ages when your little one comes down with a contagious illness. Do you a) cancel the party, b) let people know about the illness and continue on, or c) keep quiet and party on?

I ask because a few days out from Christmas, my family were guests at a party. Halfway through, we found out the birthday boy had gastro. “But that’s okay right, everyone should be fine?” his mum asked as my face turned pale with shock and then horror.

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