Casey - posted on 02/01/2011 ( 31 moms have responded )
My partner and I have to go to a wedding on Saturday night so I asked my mum can she mind our 2 year old for a few hours until we get home which she said was fine (we asked her about a month ago) and a week ago my sister asked my mum could she mind her child the same night which my mum said yes so now she has to look after 2 two year olds but that was fine, yesterday my mum told me that my sisters 5 year old went to the doctors and it looks like she has rubella/german measles which is one of the worst things you can catch while you are pregnant as it can result in deafness, blindness or brain problems in the baby (I'm 6 months pregnant), so even though my mum is not looking after the 5 year old who may have the measles she is looking after her 2 year old sister who has not had any symptoms of having it yet but it usually takes up to 21 days for the symptoms to come out if you have it and is highly contagious, as my son is yet to be immunised against german measles I didn't want to risk my little one being around either of my sisters kids because I can't even risk me getting it, so I have kicked up a bit of a fuss and told my mum that she can''t have them both and I think it's only fair seemings we asked first that she should still look after our son and either my sister or her husband should stay at home with their sick kid instead of passing it around, well now I am the worst in the world and apparently I am blowing it all out of proportion and my mum is still insisting that she should still have both kids, we don't have anyone else that can look after our son cause the wedding is my partners step-sisters wedding so all his family will be there. Do you think I am being unreasonable in not wanting her to have both the kids? do you think I am blowing it out of proportion? and do you think I should have to stay home from the wedding to take care of my own child or should they?