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10 week old being taken to Scotland for 3days

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DillyDallyDayDream Tue 11-Dec-12 22:10:40

Posting for a friend

Her MIL (they have a shit relationship) is demanding she takes my friends 10 week old away to Scotland for 3days. She's saying no as the distance is quite big (would travel from South east England).

Who's being unreasonable my friend or her mil?

Fairyegg Tue 11-Dec-12 22:11:48

Mil. It's fine if the babies mum is ok with it. If she's not, she's not and therefore it doesn't happen.

ATruthUniversallyAcknowledged Tue 11-Dec-12 22:12:22

MIL is demanding that she (the MIL?) take the baby to Scotland? Away from the baby's mum? Or demanding that the mum take the baby to Scotland?

Either way, who the fuck gets to 'demand' this? On what grounds?

Ameybee Tue 11-Dec-12 22:12:51

MIL being seriously unreasonable - not her baby & no right x

DillyDallyDayDream Tue 11-Dec-12 22:13:48

Her MIL is demanding that she (the MIL) takes the baby

Katienana Tue 11-Dec-12 22:13:55

The mil is being ridiculous. No one has the right to take a baby from it's mother. It would be cruel. Ds is 10 wks tomorrow I cannot imagine anyone taking him.away from me...they would find it easier to rip my arm off tbh.

ATruthUniversallyAcknowledged Tue 11-Dec-12 22:16:02



The end.

GrimAndHumourlessAndEven Tue 11-Dec-12 22:16:52

er no

the baby should be with mother

ChaoticforlifenotjustChristmas Tue 11-Dec-12 22:17:37


ItsAllGoingToBeFine Tue 11-Dec-12 22:17:56

No. She would still be being unreasonable if mum was allowed to stay with baby.

chrismissymoomoomee Tue 11-Dec-12 22:18:59

What does her DH say about it, surely he would tell his Mum to get to fuck. Her MIL has no right to demand anything even if they had a brilliant relationship.

WeAreSix Tue 11-Dec-12 22:19:25

Absolutely not!!! No way would I allow my mil to do that (not that she would!)

pictish Tue 11-Dec-12 22:19:49

Nope. Not her baby, not her call.

ZhenThereWereTwo Tue 11-Dec-12 22:20:18

Clearly the MIL.

Say No, if she continues f off should work.

Stuffingballs Tue 11-Dec-12 22:20:20

How can she demand to take the baby?

She can ask and your friend can say no. The End.

JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 11-Dec-12 22:20:30

Yes, just what does her DP have to say about this?

duletty Tue 11-Dec-12 22:20:56

Eh? Mil is suggesting she removes a baby from its the other end of the country for 3 days? Why on earth would would anyone suggest such a thing?? Trying to rack my brain to think of a senario where this would be a helpful suggestion, but can't comeup with any.

I did however get on a plane with dd at three wks to do a whistle stop tour of my relatives in scotland for a few days as I had just a small carry on bag with a few things but who would want to separate a baby from a mum?

What does your friends dh make of this?

Pozzled Tue 11-Dec-12 22:21:27

No. MIL is being ridiculous.

Many (most?) mums wouldn't be happy to leave a 10 week old overnight just down the road. To demand to take a baby that young miles away is just mad.

madbengal Tue 11-Dec-12 22:21:54

No way MIL is nuts

Smellslikecatspee Tue 11-Dec-12 22:22:53

Ha ha ha ha

I don't have DC and I still think that's nuts.

FFS I did leave my 10 week old kittens for half that length.

She (MIL) has no right to demand anything.

What's her (ops friend) OH/DH saying?

MrsTerrysChocolateOrange Tue 11-Dec-12 22:23:24

MIL is being so U that she has almost done a quantum and gone through to R again. I hope DIL and her DH told her to fuck off.

CaptainVonTrapp Tue 11-Dec-12 22:24:24

You're joking right? The MIL is BU.

DillyDallyDayDream Tue 11-Dec-12 22:24:26

The trip is to see my friends DPs step family.
Her DP is saying yeh let mum take her, she's a social worker so it will all be ok

Smellslikecatspee Tue 11-Dec-12 22:24:32

*i didn't leave my kittens for half that time

Really need to proof read. .

squeakytoy Tue 11-Dec-12 22:25:24

unreal... I wouldnt even have expected to have my grandaughter overnight at that age unless specifically asked by her parents. I certainly would not have demanded it, or even thought of taking her away anywhere.. madness!

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