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To think house guests 'just getting over stomach bugs' should cancel?

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tholeon Fri 21-Mar-14 17:30:48

Or at least call their hosts before they turn up? I am talking about my FIL. He is boring and hard work at the best of times. He does not want the dinner I have got in for him, just dry toast.. Am sahm to 2 and 4 year olds so no scope for time off if ill...

Sirzy Fri 21-Mar-14 17:31:32

unless they are 48 hrs post bug then YANBU

Blu Fri 21-Mar-14 17:35:24

I would tell them that they need to re-arrange for when he has come out of quarantine. If it is a bug MIL may well go down with it while at yours.

expatinscotland Fri 21-Mar-14 17:36:03

And you let him in why?

expatinscotland Fri 21-Mar-14 17:36:35

You tell them not to come and re-arrange.

DoJo Fri 21-Mar-14 17:38:42

How long since he was last actually suffering symptoms?

Slothful Fri 21-Mar-14 17:40:11

Oh dear, if he's still on the "just dry toast" stage he should be at home.

pussycatdoll Fri 21-Mar-14 17:40:36

Let him make his own toast
Or get his son to do it ?

bubblegoose Fri 21-Mar-14 17:42:41

How inconsiderate. If you're not going to chuck him out I hope he has his own bathroom!

BeverleyMoss Fri 21-Mar-14 17:42:43

Is he already there? Ye gods I would be very unhappy about that


wobblyweebles Fri 21-Mar-14 17:43:03

More than 24 hours past the bug I'm OK with them arriving. Any less and I might lock the doors.

tholeon Fri 21-Mar-14 17:43:04

He is here, watching tv with my four year old. He didn't tell me he had been ill until he walked in and started regaling me with lovely stuck to the toilet related tails. Mil is divorced from him, sensibly. I can't exactly walk in and ask him to go, can I???

tholeon Fri 21-Mar-14 17:43:31


BeverleyMoss Fri 21-Mar-14 17:44:18

What an inconsiderate oaf.

Losthearts Fri 21-Mar-14 17:44:58

Try and keep your kids away from him, if you can

bubblegoose Fri 21-Mar-14 17:46:15

I can't exactly walk in and ask him to go, can I???

It depends. Would you rather ask him to go or risk having the family fall ill?

I would find it very difficult but then again none of my relatives would ever put me in this position.

Slothful Fri 21-Mar-14 17:48:20

Make sure you cook all food thoroughly and you and your kids to wash hands thoroughly before eating, that's probably your best hope for not catching it.

whereisshe Fri 21-Mar-14 17:53:00

Oh dear. If it was my FIL I'd ask him nicely to leave and please come back when he's well as I wouldn't want the DCs to get it. But then I have quite a good relationship with my PILs.

tholeon Fri 21-Mar-14 17:58:28

He is here until Sunday. I think he gets lonely by himself and wanted illness related sympathy. He has bought a load of half eaten food from his fridge as well.. Think will chuck when he is not looking. Last 'episode' was last night...

NoonarAgain Fri 21-Mar-14 18:04:19

I had a friend visit me when her dds had been ill. One actually vomited on my stairs as she wasn't totally better. We all caught it!

Then another friend came to my fondue party less than 48 hrs after vomiting! Can you believe that? Get out the hand gel, wile all surfaces and door handles with dettol.

Do you have more than one bathroom? If so, confine him to 1 of them. I swear that works to contain bugs.

NoonarAgain Fri 21-Mar-14 18:04:43


missinglalaland Fri 21-Mar-14 18:05:48

If he can still only eat dry toast, he really should have stayed at home.

AreYouBlueOrAreYouBlind Fri 21-Mar-14 18:13:05

Lots of hot soapy water is your friend, clean yours and the dc hands regularly, wipe down surfaces. If it's noro alco-gel isn't effective against it.
You might be ok, but I must admit I'd be a tad pissed off with him.

tholeon Fri 21-Mar-14 18:15:36

I am ostentatiously wiping the dc's hands with anti bac wipes frequently but he is very thick skinned and I doubt he has noticed. He does have his own loo which we will stay out of.

GhoulWithADragonTattoo Fri 21-Mar-14 18:18:43

How far has he travelled? If not too far I'd send him home. Have to say YANBU at all to think he should have cancelled.

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