Tonight I received a phone call from my mother-in-law. She wanted me to make time for her to visit. Unfortunately for her....
....there's a waiting period.
My MIL's household of six has been sick since shortly after Chloe's birth. They have been passing around a terrible bug that nearly sent a not even two year old to the hospital for IV's. The flu. Right before Easter Chloe's doctor insisted I didn't let her near them. She told me it could cost us a lot of trouble for the baby. So we listened. After Easter the in-laws continued to spread their bug around their home and into my Sister-in-Laws home. My husband and I came to an agreement. I wanted to give them time after everyone was better before they could see our kids. He decided he wanted them to stay away for at least two weeks. He also doesn't want to get sick. This didn't sit well with my MIL. A few hours after speaking to me she called my husband. Now he's a sucker. She offered to bring a doctors note. He laughed and informed her that he just doesn't want to chance it. I'm so proud of him. He'd normally cave, but he really doesn't want to get sick. I do agree with her on one thing, "At least she has beautiful pictures to look at.”
I am curious. I know we are a pretty stubborn household. Maybe more so than others, but what kind of cootie steps do you take?