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To leave kids or not???

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yawningmum79 Tue 21-Jul-15 16:38:36

Afternoon fellow mums and dads!

Ill keep this quick since i am at work, i have to work tomorrow for 4 hours and my 2 kids are due to go to MIL's when im out. her son, my BIL is off work today with some sort of tummy bug and im concerned about leaving them in the house in case they pick it up? My kids had a really horrible tummy bug at the end of April ( D&V for 5 days each, overlapping at one point!) therefore im not keen to leave them but literally have no one else and i am the only one at the office tomorrow as we have a bad staffing situation at the moment!

BIL will keep upstairs out the way ( if he doesnt return to work tomorrow ) if kids are there but im worried about them using the loo?? they are generally quite good at washing their hands but if im not there i fear they may get a bit lax! DH thinks im being overly protective but Im freaking out incase they get sick again, plus we are due to go away at the weekend and would hate for them to get sick and miss out too!

Am i being overly cautious and need to ' pull myself together' as my DH says????

Any advice appreciated!

joopy79 Tue 21-Jul-15 23:27:28

If there's no other option then you have to! How old are they? Tell them that uncle is ill, to keep away and wash hands regularly.

HuckleberryMishMash Tue 21-Jul-15 23:31:40

I would have thought that unless we're talking about toddlers that your kids will understand that they need to be extra careful about washing their hands properly (best if they don't use the same towel as BIL to dry hands though).

Presumably you send them to school where there will often be germs around? They probably have more resistance than you realise and with the threat of puking and being ill on their holiday will probably try their best to wash their hands well to make sure they don't catch BIL's lurgy.

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