I just wanted a few opinions and wasn't sure who to ask since I don't like posting my boyfriend's and my personal business in places like Facebook.
My boyfriend has four children with his ex wife. We have them every other weekend. Yesterday, she contacted us to say the kids have come down with Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease. It is highly contagious and the CDC recommends that you stay home when you have it (you are contagious for a week) and also states that in some cases it can result and hospitalization and even death. To add to this, my son is a micropreemie who was born at 24 weeks and obviously has a compromised immune system.
We asked to switch and take his kids next weekend - At first she agreed but then she said no. She said we don't have to take them this weekend but she is refusing to let us have them next weekend. Are we being unreasonable by not wanting to take the children when they have something like this? I understand that both parents should take care of the kids when they are sick and we do take them regardless and we normally do, but this isn't just any illness.