This has been bugging me for the past week and I don't know why. Let me give a little background info. I live at home to help my elderly folks out. My dad has cancer, just came off of chemo and is bottoming out on his cell counts. Needless to say, he's frail, tires easliy and getting sick would not be a good thing. My mom has been having problems with her BP meds and wasn't feeling all that great. Her getting sick is bad news as she's kept my dad great shape, (retired nurse) considering. On Christmas eve, we've always have had a get together with just the immediate family. That's my folks, my sister, my BIL, and her kids. Well this Christmas eve the two youngest ones got sick w/the flu and were running a fever. My sister called and said they weren't coming over. That was cool. My sister has a Christmas Day get together at her house. It used to be great in that it was also the immediate family, but as the years came by it got bigger and bigger with more and more people - non family people - her friends. Despite, her kids being sick and canceling, she still had the party! At about 130pm she called the house asking when I was going to bring mom and dad! I said that they probably aren't going as my dad was taking a nap and mom was looking like she was going to take a snooze, too. She replied that the party was the only time they'd get to see them... WTF! I simply said that I didn't think they wanted to go and left it at that. About five minutes later, she called my mom's cell to ask if she and dad were going. My mom bluntly told her they weren't going. And that was that. On thursday, my sister called my mom to tell her all of what they missed and who was there. Then she said that they were bringing the kids over on friday to open the gifts at our house to make up for not shwoing up in Xmas eve. It's all good! On friday, my mom calls to find out when they are coming and my older nephew answers and says that his brother is STILL sick and running a fever! He then tells her that instead of being kept in thier room during the party, they were out and about mingling with others! Needless to say, my mom told them not to come by. I'm a little pissed off that she'd expose all those people to something that's probably the flu. She could've postponed/canceled the party and I think everybody would've understood. But no, the party must go on!