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to not let the dc's eat fruit at mil's

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mamamibbo Fri 16-Nov-12 10:54:50

nice change from the usual wotsits and fruitshoots grin

mil keeps her fruit in a bowl on the table in the living room, she has 3 babied dogs, she buys the fruit for the dc's, which is nice but the dogs go on the table and eat it out of the bowl, she will laugh and say "oh,looks like (dog) has eaten all the oranges, you can have an apple" for example and sometimes picks bits of half eaten fruit out of the bowl

aibu to think thats a bit rank unhygenic? because she doesnt

PropertyNightmare Fri 16-Nov-12 10:58:00

That is filthy! Yanbu.

Feminine Fri 16-Nov-12 10:58:28

That is a tough one.

YANBU I'd want to keep my kids away from the bowl also.

Umm, maybe they could bring some with them?

Osmiornica Fri 16-Nov-12 11:01:53

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3monkeys3 Fri 16-Nov-12 11:02:11

Dogs on the table? Really? Ewwwww.

Startail Fri 16-Nov-12 11:04:42

But I'm not great about sharing my kitchen space with pets.

EuroShagmore Fri 16-Nov-12 11:05:24

That is absolutely rank. They have probably been liking their bits before shoving their snouts in the bowl. Eugh.

Arithmeticulous Fri 16-Nov-12 11:09:23

My MIL does this with the cat, fruitbowl and all kitchen surfaces - and there is only one dishcloth used for both washing up and wiping the cat hair off the kitchen table down the worksurfaces.

AdoraJingleBells Fri 16-Nov-12 11:12:53

Speaking as a dog owner, OMFG YANBU

That's disgusting. It's a bit tricky as it's MIL, could you get DH to tackle it? Or just teach the DCs if they are old enough about the potential risk of parasites. If they are very young maybe you could try "they've been having a bit too much fruit, so I've been told to restrict to what they have at home" btw, this came up when you were talking to health visitor, GP recently and they told you to redress the balance by increasing veg and reducing fruit a bit. Something about the sugar /fibre content, or ratio or summatwink

AnaisB Fri 16-Nov-12 11:13:53

Yanbu, that's disgusting.

FrequentFlyerRandomDent Fri 16-Nov-12 11:14:55


How old are your children? Could they not learn to wash their fruit before eating?

Alternatively, why not tell your MIL?

Everlong Fri 16-Nov-12 11:17:43

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SooticaTheWitchesCat Fri 16-Nov-12 11:18:21

YANBU If she has that kind of hygiene standards I would be worried about them eating anything at her house!

What does your DH say about this? I would get him to talk to her about it and until then say that can't have fruit.

Yuk - the though of it is just disgusting shock

Everlong Fri 16-Nov-12 11:18:28

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SamanthaStormer Fri 16-Nov-12 11:19:45

Ewww, that's rank. YANBU. Eat fruit before you go, or just politely tell them/her that they can't have the fruit as the dogs have slobbered all over them and it's not very hygienic.

simonedeboudoir Fri 16-Nov-12 11:26:13

have you mentioned your thoughts on this to her? as samantha says, you could do it politely.

willyoulistentome Fri 16-Nov-12 11:27:33

barf! YADNBU!

pippop1 Fri 16-Nov-12 11:49:04

How old are your DC? Could you get them to wash the fruit before they eat it? They could learn to say "Mummy wants me to wash all fruit before I eat it". Not perfect but it's something.

goralka Fri 16-Nov-12 11:55:29

that is gross - still it is good to encourage children to wash fruit anyway, where better place to learn...all the same...eeewwwwww

threesocksmorgan Fri 16-Nov-12 12:00:54


BonaDea Fri 16-Nov-12 12:02:33

Sorry, but dogs don't eat fruit - are you sure she isn't just trying to be funny when she says the dogs have eaten the oranges?!

twirlyagogo Fri 16-Nov-12 12:10:14

I'm with BonaDea here - isn't fruit dangerous for dogs?

WheatenFarlo Fri 16-Nov-12 12:24:33

Aaargh! I love my dog but no way would I eat anything he has slobbered on, never mind allow a child to. I know where he's been! <eyes Farlodog with affectionate disgust>

WheatenFarlo Fri 16-Nov-12 12:25:26

Actually mine loves fruit. We have a pear tree and rarely do we get any pears between him amd the wasps.

EchoBitch Fri 16-Nov-12 12:57:22

Our old dog got pissed on wind fall apples once then shat them out in my room so DP put him in the car and he shat all over the car....oh how we laughed.

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