Mine are for the most part, just my SIL isn't and today she has really managed to irritate me. Both my boys have been sick all week, and so have I, with flu symptoms. My youngest was in hospital last saturday after a febrile seizure and we had to take him in again on Tuesday night. MIL and FIL looked after the older boy both times, very kindly and graciously. On Tuesday night they happened to be going to SIL's place for dinner to meet her new boyfriend's parents, who are visiting from Holland, so they took DS1 with them.
DS1 was diagnosed earlier in the week with an ear infection, so we'd assumed that he was not contagious (although he did still have flu symptoms as well, we'd thought it was part of the ear infection). Just yesterday we were contacted by someone at the hospital about swabs taken of DS2 when he was in last Saturday, to tell us he has the swine flu (as well as influenza A) and that averyone else in the house who is unwell probably has it too.
SIL phoned me this morning "to see how the kids are", and couldn't resist telling me how grumpy DS1 was the other night, how he was coughing all over the food, how inconvenient it would be for her to get swine flu (like it suits us just fine) and so forth... is that really necessary??? I feel bad enough. I wasn't there to stop him coughing all over the food, or to tell him to stop being grumpy, so why the heck do I need to know about it?? I'm aware now that he was contagious, but I didn't know at the time.
I rang DH at work and told him we're keeping the kids away from her in the future when they're sick. It's just not worth it, she's not nice or understanding about it and all she does is make me feel worse than I do already. We try to keep our bugs to ourselves generally anyway, it's just that DS2 gets so sick and needs to go to hospital sometimes, and at those times we need help with DS1.
Just wanted to have a rant!