In the heat of the moment, I thought I did the right thing. After considering it after the fact, I still think I did the right thing. My FMIL has now implied I was rude and although I am not inclined to agree with her, I want to check with others. WARNING: upset stomach body fluids mentioned.
We (my fiancé, six year old, and FMIL) were at the movies. We were against the wall in a 10 chair row and the only ones in the row. The six year old was against the wall, then fiancé, me, and FMIL. There was about 10 minutes left when the six year old asked if she could hug grandma and we said sure. She was in grandma's lap for all of 20 seconds before she leaned over and vomited. It was very loud and everyone in the vicinity turned to look. I grabbed the six year old, hugged her to me, and went sprinting to the bathroom knowing it was about 15 feet outside the theater door. She wound up puking down the back of my hoodie, in my hair, and got just a little on the floor on the way to the bathroom.
FMIL wound up following me into the bathroom while fiancé notified an employee about the mess. Other than the initial throw up in the theater, I was able to clean the rest of the mess myself while taking care of a loudly sobbing and loudly vomiting child.
The next day, FMIL inquired how the six year old was feeling and we got to talking about what happened. FMIL said she would have kept the six year old where she was as to limit the area of the mess. I said that I would have at home, but I wasn't going to let my sick child ruin the movie for everyone else. We disagreed for another five minutes or so then let it drop.
What says E-Hell? Was I rude to, in essence, spread the mess or did I minimize the disruption to other patrons?
FWIW, poor thing had food poisoning; fiancé got it, too, as he had eaten the rest of what she didn't finish.