I'm suffering rather badly from morning sickness, and have a nearly 1yo DS, my DH was on a run of night shifts, so when my mum suggested I go to stay with her and my dad for a week and they'd help look after DS, I jumped at the chance. This then meant that we missed a DHs cousins DSs first birthday party, which I thought would be okay (DH cousin knows I'm preg though its not common knowledge yet), plus I didnt realise that it meant we also missed a rare visit from FIL and his wife (they also know I'm preg). Btw, they planned their visit without checking DHs shift pattern, so he is (secretly, but I know he is) annoyed that we havent seen them for months but they didnt check to see if they could actually see him. And he'd forgotten when it was as they werent coming to see him, and I didnt have a clue. (Plus to give a bit of background, they have also cancelled plans to go on holiday with us this winter as they needed to give BIL money as he quit his job ) So apparently at the cousins birthday party, she made sure to tell as many people as possible that I'd skipped off to scotland, annoying both her and FIL. I assume that she didnt tell anyone why I needed the help with DS?