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Posted: 12/20/2016 8:50:01 AM EST
Typical Christmas party, where siblings and their respective families gather at Mom and Dad's house. Let's say one nephew in the bunch came down with the flu a few days before the party. Would the entire event be postponed, or would they simply leave the sick kid (17 years old) at home and everyone else would meet as planned?

This scenario is happening with a friend of mine and her family right now, so I told her I would start a thread on it and see what everyone says here. I think the answer is obvious, but figured I would run it by you guys.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 8:56:58 AM EST
It happened to me when I was 11 or 12. Mother left me home alone and took my younger brother to Grandmas where the rest of the family was gathering
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 8:58:44 AM EST
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If a kid gets sick, it's not stopping the whole party.

The only person with power to stop the party is the mom at the house it's being held. If mom gets sick then we're all screwed anyway.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 8:58:44 AM EST
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Originally Posted By BigPony:
It happened to me when I was 11 or 12. Mother left me home alone and took my younger brother to Grandmas where the rest of the family was gathering
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Yeah, but that made you gay.






Link Posted: 12/20/2016 8:59:55 AM EST
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 9:00:20 AM EST
No.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 9:01:07 AM EST
Our family Christmas party is between 80-100 people, depending on the year.  So no, one sick kid isn't going to stop the show.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 9:01:50 AM EST
Since they are all flying / driving 1100 miles to get here and tickets are already purchased...nope.

We will all be miserable together
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 9:01:55 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Brians_45:
Our family Christmas party is between 80-100 people, depending on the year.  So no, one sick kid isn't going to stop the show.
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Can I come?
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 9:02:21 AM EST
Sick kid stays home.

The show must go on.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 9:02:28 AM EST
lol,no
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 9:03:03 AM EST
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Can I come?
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Originally Posted By Jeff93:
Originally Posted By Brians_45:
Our family Christmas party is between 80-100 people, depending on the year.  So no, one sick kid isn't going to stop the show.


Can I come?

Sure.  It's been a running joke in our family for years that random strangers could show up to eat and nobody would notice.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 9:03:24 AM EST
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 9:05:40 AM EST
Thank you, and keep the comments flowing, brethren.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 9:05:47 AM EST
sick one stays home, and life goes on.

or, for my wife's family, since my niece has been fighting leukemia for the past year and is about to come home, it would be the sick one and their immediate family.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 9:05:55 AM EST
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Originally Posted By BigPony:
It happened to me when I was 11 or 12. Mother left me home alone and took my younger brother to Grandmas where the rest of the family was gathering
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Same here, except I was a little older. The world and Christmas do not revolve around me.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 9:09:15 AM EST
yep, only the matriarch being sick should stop the show. One kid being sick gets left at home unless it's a baby. if that happens a parent stays home with the baby.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 9:09:33 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Brians_45:

Sure.  It's been a running joke in our family for years that random strangers could show up to eat and nobody would notice.
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"I'm here with him" and then give an ambiguous point across the room at a group of men talking. If they keep asking, you give them a mumbled "John Cocktosan" answer from Fletch and keep on eating.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 9:17:36 AM EST
The sick snowflake would stay at home in there safe space
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 9:20:16 AM EST
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Originally Posted By BigPony:
It happened to me when I was 11 or 12. Mother left me home alone and took my younger brother to Grandmas where the rest of the family was gathering
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Hell, to me that would have been awesome. I remember I got sick on Christmas Eve and had to miss visiting my relatives. Very memorable even though I was puking. It was just...calm being home alone.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 9:31:56 AM EST
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 9:32:54 AM EST
My family is screwed up enough that not only would it not stop them but they would bring the sick person with them. Really pisses me off.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 9:35:54 AM EST
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 9:36:11 AM EST
Only if they lived at the house we were planning to meet at. Even then, we'd probably just pick someone else's place.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 9:38:39 AM EST
No because my ex SIL wouldn't tell anyone and just show up with puke buckets. Bitch ran an in house daycare out of my brother's house. They were always sick. 
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 9:39:42 AM EST
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No...it wouldn't stop a thing.

Especially if it happened in my wife's family.

The kid would come anyway. He/she would cough and hack all over everyone. Then they'd lay on the couch sniffling and running a 104* fever and contaminate EVERYONE IN THE HOUSE and we'd all be sick just in time for New Years.

Yes, it's happened before...ask me how I know.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 9:40:49 AM EST
No and I wouldn't want that person there. Take them a plate and some presents, maybe even some redbox DVDs. I wouldn't ask anyone to cancel just because I was sick. That would be pretty selfish.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 9:41:18 AM EST
In my wife's family, it wouldn't matter if a third of them had the flu, another third had SARS, and the other third had Ebola. They would just not tell anyone and come to the party anyway.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 9:42:01 AM EST
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Did you assume his sexuality? I'm triggered now
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 9:43:39 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
Mom sets the date and time, you either make it or not.
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Yep, if you get sick to bad.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 9:43:43 AM EST
When I was a kid it was at my grandparents house. Them, me and my parents, 6 sets of aunts and uncles, and their approximate 20 children, plus any of my grandparents siblings and their families that stopped by.

There were always a couple people missing here and there.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 9:43:46 AM EST
Ya it would still go on as planned.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 9:44:02 AM EST
Depends on how fun that one person is.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 9:44:02 AM EST
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ETA: Double tap...
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 9:46:31 AM EST
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Originally Posted By GlutealCleft:
In my wife's family, it wouldn't matter if a third of them had the flu, another third had SARS, and the other third had Ebola. They would just not tell anyone and come to the party anyway.
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We must've missed each other at the family reunion, bro.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 9:46:47 AM EST
Originally Posted By XMM:
Typical Christmas party, where siblings and their respective families gather at Mom and Dad's house. Let's say one nephew in the bunch came down with the flu a few days before the party. Would the entire event be postponed, or would they simply leave the sick kid (17 years old) at home and everyone else would meet as planned?
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^^^^^^^
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 9:50:39 AM EST
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My brother sat through Christmas dinner one year with a mouth packed full of gauze to stop him from bleeding on the tablecloth. He'd had his wisdom teeth taken out on 23 Dec so he wouldn't miss any school. Suffice to say, nothing delays Christmas at our house.

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Originally Posted By pale_pony:



We must've missed each other at the family reunion, bro.
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Originally Posted By GlutealCleft:
In my wife's family, it wouldn't matter if a third of them had the flu, another third had SARS, and the other third had Ebola. They would just not tell anyone and come to the party anyway.



We must've missed each other at the family reunion, bro.

I thought I recognized you, but you were too busy eating all the shrimp to wave back. My in-laws do that shit all the time and then I have to deal with a sick toddler for a week or two.

Kharn
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 10:00:29 AM EST
I'd stay home, don't need to catch the flu from the soon to be sick family members.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 10:02:56 AM EST
There's like 6 people at my Christmas so, yeah, we'd probably postpone or skip it.

Back when we had larger functions, probably not.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 10:04:45 AM EST
No. We went ahead and had it. And my sister brought her baby with a stomach flu. The kid passed it to my Dad and from there it spread to everyone. Mom insisted on family photos in the park, so Dad would smile for the camera and then run over and puke behind a tree. On the drive home, my step-son sat in the back puking in plastic grocery bags on the 12 hour drive home. Worst. Christmas. Ever.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 10:35:47 AM EST
Heheheh, good stories in this thread.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 10:40:44 AM EST
I got chicken pox one Christmas morning when I was a kid. Christmas went on as usual.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 11:11:27 AM EST
Leave the dummy that refused to get a flu shot at home. Decisions have consequences like flu, and missing Christmas.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 11:14:42 AM EST
Only way is if the party is at said nephews parents house...other wise NO
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 11:22:47 AM EST
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Originally Posted By buckshot_jim:
yep, only the matriarch being sick should stop the show. One kid being sick gets left at home unless it's a baby. if that happens a parent stays home with the baby.
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That's pretty much where my family is with that.

If the kid is sick but it's nothing contagious, I might bring him with but take two cars so that he can leave early. Some bug that can spread, and I'll want to load a plate up for him and set up a time for him to Skype the rest of us at the party. Didn't we just have a thread about that?
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 11:26:04 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Genin:
Leave the dummy that refused to get a flu shot at home. Decisions have consequences like flu, and missing Christmas.
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I'd believe in Santa before believing in the flu shot.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 11:37:50 AM EST
Leave the sick kid home if old enough or one parents stays with.

Had a stupid aunt bring her sick daughter to a Christmas part a few years back and spread the flu to 90% people there. It literally knocked out our entire family minus my mother-in-law who was caring for 8 sick people in 2 different houses. They moved people to our house because theres didn't have enough toilets for ppl to throw up in.

Keep your germs to yourself. We all miss a major holiday or even from time to time because were sick, it happens.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 11:39:23 AM EST
Fuck no, the party is still on. THE SPICE MUST FLOW!
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 11:54:01 AM EST
hell no
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 12:37:53 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Genin:
Leave the dummy that refused to get a flu shot at home. Decisions have consequences like flu, and missing Christmas.
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Flu shot post. That's adorable.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 4:27:10 PM EST
Bumped for the afternoon crowd. Want to get as many votes as I can.
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