A mom writes in asking for advice about her brother. She says that he currently lives with her and her family, which includes four children, after he got kicked out of their parents’ house. He is insisting on being able to go see his girlfriend, but this mom does not want him in and out of her house during the coronavirus pandemic, as he could possibly infect her or her family.
A member of the community asks:
“My brother is mad that I will not allow him to see his girlfriend during this outbreak: Thoughts? I basically told my brother that he isn’t allowed to visit his girlfriend with this pandemic going on at the moment. It’s spreading fast where I am at. I told him he could either stay here or he could stay with her, but I wasn’t going to have him going back and forth (he takes UBER).
I have two littles plus two older kids with asthma. I am not risking them getting sick. He is now begging me to let him see her or to at least let her come to my house. I swear I’m at the point of losing my sh** over this. How can no one be taking this seriously?
I should add that he is living with me at the moment until he can get back up on his feet. (He was kicked out of our parent’s house.) I’m not asking him to pay bills or anything, just to pick up after himself. I’m ready to give him the boot if he says anything one more time. Am in the wrong for doing this? I love my brother, but my kids come first. I would hate to have to do something like this during this time.”
Community Advice for This Mom Whose Brother Refuses to Respect Her Rules During the Coronavirus Outbreak
To see what advice the Mamas Uncut Facebook community has for this mom in need, read the comments of the post embedded below.
The community offered this mom in need a lot of great advice. Read some of their responses below.
“Nope, you’re not wrong at all. People are taking this virus as a joke.”
“You’re doing exactly the right thing. Stay strong and put you and your babies first.”
“As an ICU nurse, you are absolutely doing the right thing!!”
“Stick to your guns. It is too risky for you and your kids and for him.”
“Protect you and your babies. Imagine them sick and you sick, trying to take care them.”
“Tell him if he leaves he can’t come back into your house.”
“Let him video chat her at least. You have to protect your kids.”
“You’re right. Better to err on the side of caution, always.”
“Kids come first. I don’t blame you one bit. If he can’t be without her, then he can be with her and stay.”
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