Carla - posted on 10/10/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )
My neighbour came over for dinner the other night with her 3 kids, and while they were here her 4 year old kept coughing all over the place. When I asked "Is he sick?" She replied, "No. He just has a tickle in his throat." And then he continued to cough all over the place for the next hour.
Now my son, two days later, developed the the "tickle" and was up half the night coughing and crying. I think my 10 month old might be getting it too.
In addition to that being irritating, I have friends coming over for Thanksgiving dinner (we're in Canada), and both families have babies--one is a newborn--and they won't want to come over if my son is hacking all over the place. Because, I tell my friends when my kids are sick so that they can decide for themselves.
I understand that kids can pick up illness everywhere--my son is in preschool so I know-- but I would have opted for not having my kids exposed to it when I have the choice; especially when I have a turkey defrosted and a house full of guests expected.
This just seems like bad manners to me, and very inconsiderate. Am I overreacting or should I speak to this person about how I feel to avoid this problem in the future?