The search for the COVID-19's vaccination is still on its way. Until then, social-distancing is the only alternative to stop the spread of this disease. Especially, it’s been mandated for the elderly people as well as those with a weaker immune system.
But, you know, not everyone follows the rules. This is why a woman had seen red when her mother-in-law insisted her repeatedly to bring her kids for a visit. The worse thing is that both the woman and her MIL live in a state which has the highest number of COVID-19 cases. Plus, there is already an absence of friendly behavior between these two women.
MIL seems to be “nasty”, “rude” and “passively aggressive”. The OP doesn’t like her at all. Moreover, she was relieved by the news of her MIL going away from her state. However, the OP’s husband told her that her in-laws were back in town. He also added that he’d take the kids for a visit.
“Over my dead body will he be taking my kids to visit anyone when we live in the worst and most affected state for c-virus, in an area with a lot of confirmed cases,” said the OP. Well, she was also concerned this much because her MIL had asthma. Soon her MIL had left a voicemail in which she expressed that she knows that OP doesn’t want her to see the kids. And if she needed a doctor’s approval, her MIL was ready for that too.
MIL was deliberately waiting for her kids to show up. “Over my dead body will he be taking my kids to visit anyone when we live in the worst and most affected state for c-virus, in an area with a lot of confirmed cases,” the OP said. Well, it was MIL’s fault and besides, there was also a set of rules for the elderly people which this MIL was clearly violating.
Although the OP had this cold war in the past too, she never occluded her kids from visiting their grandma. But this time, the situation is different. Also, some people focused on her husband adding more to her trouble. A person told that the husband wasn’t serious about it and leaked her concerns to her MIL. Someone else also pointed out the OP’s in-laws’ mistake of driving to a state where there’s already a number of coronavirus cases.
As per the information provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, people aged 65 and above and others with other serious health issues are more vulnerable to this disease. So, even if the kids might be on the safe side, the MIL isn’t. Albeit the MIL is eager to see her grandchildren, this doesn’t seem to be the right time for it. Being quarantined is necessary. To conclude, the OP is totally right if she’s stopping her kids for now.