Siblings

You know... I have an awesome relationship with my sister.. My oldest brother and I get along great. My younger brother... At the best of times I can't stand him, tonight he just better be glad he's 350 miles away.

My baby girls have chicken pox and he is mad because I can't tell him if my oldest who is in summer school with one of his kids got exposed before she went home.

To top it off, he's put up the ultimatem that's it's us or him to see the family that's coming in 3 weeks. In 3 weeks not only will the babies be over it, but IF the oldest was exposed, she'll have signs.. His girlfriend has an immunosuppressed child. I'm sorry, but his girlfriend's kid is NOT my concern. That's their job. They shouldn't be making me feel guilty for having sick kids, it's not like I was going to intentionally expose them.

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06/25/14
If I intentionally exposed them knowing they would carry a bug home and possibly give it to the kid, that would be one thing, I could understand his anger.. But there's no way they can keep track on how many viruses the kids in school have brought home. Those would pose more of a threat to that baby. I hadn't told my daughter's grandma because my two year had no symptoms. I have no idea when she was contagious-if she was before I took my oldest back Friday and my oldest wasn't around the baby that exposed my youngest three.
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06/26/14
8Theresa Gould
Very true. You didn't expose them intentionally and I'm sure they realize this but right now their emotions are heightened because of the potential exposure and risk. I think once the initial emotions calm down they will think a little more clearly, hopefully.
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    06/25/14
    8Theresa Gould
    I think your brother has a right to be concerned about his child/his girlfriend's child. I could be risky for that child to be exposed. But I don't understand his anger. If it wasn't your child, it would be someone else's.
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      06/25/14
      I understand his concern, but there won't be danger in three weeks. In three weeks they won't be contagious-if anybody has spots we will leave the house and go to my sister's while they go visit. If anybody has spots before we leave home, we won't go. I'm not irresponsible enough to knowingly and willingly expose 8 other kids.
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      06/26/14
      He's always like this..after 28 years I should be used to it, but I'm not.
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      06/26/14
      Yeah. me too. Thanks.
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        06/26/14
        If it was happening this week, or even next week-I would understand the concern and be making plans to meet my brother and family away from the other kids-their son has had the chicken pox. We are working on things and trying to figure out a solution. Looks like I may be staying at my sister's for a few days. I offered to just stay home and meet them at Mt. Rushmore on their way back home..but my oldest will still be at my parent's house that weekend so according to him it's not a solution.
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