So yesterday i'm happily chipping away ice from my driveway after work. It happens to be one of my daughters 2nd birthday. All of a sudden, unannounced, my mother in law pulls up.
MIL background - makes us feel like we have to hurry if we ever 'dare' to ask them to watch the kids. Always informs us of her days off when she doesn't want to be bothered.
Normally this wouldn't be terrible, except for the fact that her husband just got the flu. She usually, in turn, gets it (happens quite a bit). So i'm thinking to myself, wtf is she doing here. I have three young children, plus my wife and I that just got over colds. We don't need to be exposed to this shit! Of course I can't say anything as she just wants to see the birthday girl (we are holding a bday party next week with one of my other daughters). She procedes to come in and NOT take off her shoes which just bothers me (it is wet out, and my kids crawl around on the carpet). She then lays kisses on all of them and then, holding my youngest (almost one) puts her little fingers in her mouth acting like she is eating them. At this point i'm just trying to smile and not explode. Seriously, if one of my kids gets sick, they all do. And if they do, my wife (stay at home) usually does. This means that not only do we have 4 frackin copays, plus possible medicine, it means that I have to take a sick day myself.
After she left I informed my wife of my displeasure and she said it wasn't going to help being mad about it. Well, it felt better to me to mumble a few words under my breath. Should I have been upset, or perhaps I should not have even cared?
MIL comes over while FIL has flu
MIL kisses my kids all over and puts hands in her mouth
I AM PISSED!
Wife says being mad won't help.