And don't tell her until she's been there for an hour that your kids were throwing up yesterday? Or that your friend was over with her kids that same day, and her kids have pink eye?
I am five months along, and my sister thinks that if her kids are actually currently throwing up then they count as being sick. If they threw up an hour ago, they aren't sick anymore. She never tells me about the state of health of her children, and gets all rude and defensive when I ask her if they are sick. She asked me to babysit for her last night, and I said I would if her kids weren't sick. My exact words were "Sure, no problem, if the kids aren't sick. Are they? I don't need to be getting sick now, with the baby coming and ( my year old son) teething and already pretty grouchy." Her reply was "Thats great, can you be here by 10 a.m.?" I said back "I can if the kids aren't sick. I can't get sick right now." "Great, thanks!" I then sent her a text message and asked her point blank, as if I hadn't already, if the kids were sick. She never answered. I went to her house early in the morning so I could see if they were sick before I agreed to babysit them. After I had been there for an hour, one of her kids got up from bed and said "I feel better Mommy." I asked her if she had been sick and she told me she threw up four times yesterday. I told my sister I was leaving and went home, totally pissed off. I took a shower, gave my son a bath, and am still seething about it!! And she has been telling our whole family that I agreed to babysit for her and then backed out, so she had to cancel an important appointment.
When I was pregnant with my son, this same sister showed up at a family get-together without telling anybody before hand that she and her kids had pink eye. I got pink eye and a nasty cold while I was 2 months pregnant, and it turned into a painful sinus infection. As if you aren't already scared enough when pregnant with your first baby, lets add some nasty illnesses!!! Needless to say, as a result I no longer trust my sister to be honest about her kids being sick. We now leave every family function whenever she shows up sick, whether it be Thanksgiving dinner (which we had to do this year!) or Christmas (last year!). Everybody else in the family hates when she shows up sick, but no one will say anything to her, and I'm about to bust!!!!!
Anybody else have a family member this thoughtless?!?!
Asked by Anonymous at 12:03 PM on Mar. 21, 2011 in Relationships
Answer by jorjiegirl at 12:09 PM on Mar. 21, 2011
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Answer by Anonymous at 12:36 PM on Mar. 21, 2011
Anonymous, you missed what I said: I DO NOT wipe down my counters with raw chicken. I DO keep things clean, but don't obsess about it (but not to the point where I'm disinfecting every surface every hour)
Answer by Rosehawk at 12:59 PM on Mar. 21, 2011
Answer by smiley745 at 2:05 PM on Mar. 21, 2011
Answer by Rosehawk at 12:22 PM on Mar. 21, 2011