DH and I are going on a work trip in July for 2 weeks and will be leaving the kids with his MIL and SIL (they live together with 5 kids all 10 years and above).
DS will be 2.5 years and DD will be 9 months.
The more I think about the trip the more I worry. It will be in July probably the peak flu season, what if they get sick because there's so many kids in the house, what if they don't eat, what if SIL takes them out and DS goes missing, what if MIL takes DS to the front yard with no gate and DS runs into the street. I am so paranoid and so worried!
We leave the kids with them at least once a week and so far everything's been ok. But there's a few things we don't like and we have brought it up many times but doesn't seem to make a difference. Eg no chocolate or too much sugary snack, no running in the front yard because there's no gate and DS doesn't understand no running on to the road yet or stranger danger, no kisses on the lips for the kids in the house and etc.
Is it ok to write a list of things NOT to do for SIL and MIL? Will they be offended? What would you do?