My MIL wants to come over for Christmas but she has the flu: Advice?

I have a dilemma and don’t know what to do. I just found out my MIL has the flu. She is still saying she wants to come over for Christmas, but I don’t want her to infect my entire family with the flu. I told her how I felt about this, and she still insists that she is coming. How should I handle this? I don’t want to hurt her feelings, but at the same time, I need to think of my kid’s health. Advice?


Not worth it! At all! And selfish of her to insist.


Don’t open the door.


Theres no way id intentionally bring the flu in my house.

You dont have to open the door. Lol

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No no no!!! Soooo selfish

Both my mother and MIL have the flu and they will not be coming around us on Christmas. We will be skyping on Christmas and that’s it. It’s not worth our whole house being sick for the next 2 weeks. Not sorry.


Hell no. Dont do it

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Dont do it. Put your foot down tell her you love her but you dont want the kids to spend the winter vacation passing the flue back and forth.

Lock the door and make her FaceTime if she shows up


I’d tell her cancelled

Tell her no!!! The flu actually kills people especially young children! Is that really worth the risk of not pissing someone off?


Make her wear a mask

Um no. Absolutely not.

Ummm…no! If she cared about you and yours she wouldn’t want to risk getting everyone sick!!!

Absolutely NOT… it seems shes being selfish by still wanting to come. It’s not worth the risk!!!

Illness is a reason to reschedule time. Her health is more important. She needs time for recovery and to get well. It’s also not something that needs to be spread. Make it about her. Remind her shes important and that the holiday isnt justin the moment… it’s all year. Every day. Therefore planning a diff time will still make the holiday

No. No. No.
If she shows up, explain it again at the door that you aren’t going to risk the health of your family and ask her to leave. Offer to set up a time when she’s not sick for her to come over.

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No definitely not as you all can get the flu she needs to stay out of your house and stay home

Tell her no and if she still comes give her gloves and a mask or she doesn’t come in the door

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