I know you ladies are the only ones who will truly understand how pissed I am right now. I have never complained about my family or DH's family online but I think there is a lesson hidden in this story for us all.
Tonight we drove an hour to visit my husband's parents, who I adore. When wre got there we saw that his sister was there with her two boys (5 and 7). This was a suprise the last time we went over too. Last time I asked her to wash her hands and she said she did before she came over...not an ok response! It automatically made me upset that they were there because, as we all know, kids are walking germ bombs and I don't want my daughter around them. She was readmitted last week for a day and I just can NOT deal with her getting sick and ending up back in the hospital. (I know I don't need to explain that here!) So, the boys were not told to stay far away, just not to touch. I piped up and explained the 8 foot rule the home nurese and doctor explained to me- no kids within 8 feet during RSV season. DH went to pick his aunt up. When he saw his sister's car in the drive she said to DH "I thought the boys had a cold? Why are they here?" DH was shocked and pissed off. His aunt asked his sister if the boys had been sick and she said "I thought they were coming down with something but they are ok," as she was HOLDING THE BABY... W-T-F!!!!!!!! I can NOT believe that FAMILY could be so careless and selfish. I thought everyone was on the same page with what had to be done to keep the baby safe but I guess not. Don't assume...question the hell out of everyone. I would never take chances with the health of her kids.
I just had to get this out.