But Ack! As of today, 17 schools in NYC are closed because of swine flu concerns and the city seems to be the U.S. epicenter for the disease at the moment. A private boys' school in my neighborhood closed yesterday because 12% of the students had flu-like symptoms. My next door neighbor's five-year-old son attends school there (he's fine), and my younger daughter was scheduled to visit the school yesterday for a cooperative project. Okay, so yeah, that's a little unsettling.
I did send my daughters to school today, but we had a long talk this morning about washing their hands frequently and using the many Purell dispensers set up throughout the school each time they pass one.
I do still think that maybe the media is overreacting about this illness. But I'm watching it closely to see if summer vacation should come a little early for the Cebula family.