Post # 1
FI and I have been nasty sick all week. His daughter, 5, was sick last week with just a cold, well, her mom called this morning and said she was really sick and she had to take her to the doctor. Normally, we all get along great, no real issues, everyone is pretty cool, but today she kind of read FI the riot act and blamed us for SD being sick and ruining her weekend plans with her. Ouch. I’m not angry at her, I understand her being frustrated that her child is sick and her weekend got a little messed up, but dang, it’s not like we did it on purpose! We all practice good hygeine and I’ve kept my distance from her since I started feeling crappy, but it was going to happen anyway. I feel bad more that my SD is feeling crappy than I do her mom being annoyed with us. I feel guilty even though I know I shouldn’t, but I imagine this is going to be one of the many times I will feel that way
Post # 2
MrsFarm0619: Lighten up on yourself. I guarantee you that your future SD will pass more illnesses on to the two of you than you will ever pass on to her.
Post # 3
MrsFarm0619: The weekend that my 4 stepchildren moved into our home (because their mother was dumping them so she could try to win back her boyfriend who didn’t like kids), the youngest had stomach flu that we didn’t know about. We ALL came down with it except my (now former) husband. Oh, it was the worst! Lol! Kids are little germ factories. Just try to always be cool and calm with the ex-. I know we had lots of issues with her and seemed to always be cleaning up her messes. Poor kids. But she was the one always going off the deep end. We maintained a calm front for us and for the kids. Being a step parent can be very difficult at times!
Post # 4
Lol that is so true, that first week that she starts school and brings home every illness known to mankind will be fun!
@RedHeadKel I agree, it is best to remain calm. One thing that helps so much in a weird way, is knowing they were never in a relationship, it was just a drunken one night stand…..as odd as that sounds its almost comforting to know that there are no “past flames” with them. I know that sounds odd, but it’s def been a relief in a weird way.
Post # 5
MrsFarm0619: No biggie she’s overreacting- but this is only the beginning! I grew up with 3 brothers & sisters and that’s just how illness works in families- jumping from one person to another. The mom will be feeling ill in no time most likely =) Not really anything you can do with shared living areas, cars, etc… Plus, it strengthen’s little gal’s immune system too!
Post # 6
Just stay calm, smile, nod, and remind yourself that she’ll be sick soon too. Mwahahhahahahaha…