Texting with katie was going along fine. Past few days it's been a bit "off". Brief text about Evan being sick and vomiting, no fever. A couple on a gift she found for a nephew. Then one yesterday about all 3 kids being sick. No details, just that. I've texted her a couple of times to check on them to see how they're doing. Nothing back. I just text her this morning to remind her I'll be there at 4pm to pick her up for our xmas dinner. Nothing. I know the kids were up unwrapping xmas presents this morning, sick or well. (I know how those kids are lol ) She should've seen the text just fine. Now I dunno if I'm picking them up or not. If the kids are truly sick, well, honestly......maybe coming to dinner is not such a great idea for them or us. I can always run the presents out to them later today. It will be a bummer but if they're sick they're sick, not much you can do about it. Only thing nagging me is that the kids being sick is Katie's number 1 excuse to back out of something. (if her kids were sick half as much as she claims, she'd probably have cps knocking at her door to find out why on earth they're always so horribly sick) I was wondering what M was going to pull to make trouble. It's about that time. Katie is getting comfortable with family again and was really opening up and having fun. He can't pull the perv routine again. I know he's online (computer or not, the man has a phone with access), I just avoided seeking him out to check up on his activities. So he has to think of something else. I was wondering how her and the kids coming to xmas dinner here was going to sit with him. Figured he might give her a hard time about it. (his restaurant is closed today, so no way he'd be working) So that is what is playing in the back of my mind. Although I'm doing my best to accept the kids really are sick........but yeah. If so, why is she not answering the text? Because I will not be happy if I drive clear across town in the middle of cooking dinner to pick them up only to have her not answer the door or tell me they're not coming. I just sent her a text asking if she thinks the kids are too ill to attend xmas dinner and if so if she'd like me to bring the presents out to her this evening. Maybe she'll answer this one as it gives her an acceptable "out" if M is making trouble for her. Next, I'll call her outright because I need to know one way or the other. ugh Wouldn't be such a big deal if she had a car and was driving herself. And I'm not letting this develop into a mess. It's no big deal to me one way or the other. I'd like them here, sure, but the day won't be ruined if they're not. I just need to know wth I'm doing.