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To hide a little warning note to MIL when she comes to babysit tomorrow?

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Wheresmygalaxy Fri 08-Feb-13 21:49:37

Tomorrow will be the 3rd time MIL has come to babysit for us since our son was born, hes 7 months.

The 1st time dp and I went to ikea and when we returned she was prattling on and on about applying for child tax credits, all about how wonderful sil is eligible for them but doesnt claim - good for her, thought it was an odd topic but she is odd smile

so the next time she babysit upon our return she was now gabbering on about which local hospital is the best to go to, she didnt like the one i gave birth in and made it well known that it wasnt as good as the 1 her friends daughter went to, so again im thinking what on earth is she on about. Then after she had gone i opened a drawer in my bedside table only to find my next hospital appt check up letter was in there and it was clearly obvious that she had gone through it while i was out. I find this just really odd i know shes really nosey but to go through of all the things in the house my bedside drawer i just found weird. She has mentioned other things that have made me think how does she even know that but having put 2 and 2 together its clear shes snooping around while were out. I love her for coming to babysit, shes giving up her time but that doesnt mean come in and go through my things does it!

I mentioned it to DP nad he said yep she always used to do it to him and his sister growing up and in fact continued to clean their rooms up until the ages of 21 and 24 when they finally left home (believe me ive shared my views on that alone since i found out hmm ).

so aibu to write a note something along the lines of "get out you nosey old cow" on a piece of paper. or something a bit more dramatic like some retirement home brochures with her name at the top grin

LittleChimneyDroppings Sat 09-Feb-13 18:43:34

The rape alarm might not be such a good idea given that she is there to babysit!

i wouldn't really do it. I'd be terrified in case the mil had a heart attack.

MoppingMummy Sat 09-Feb-13 19:01:54

Marking place too!

McNewPants2013 Sat 09-Feb-13 19:09:29

Not mark placing just want to wish the op a lovely night out

mrsscoob Sat 09-Feb-13 19:10:27

OP has been gone for ages. What if MIL found the brochures and has now kidnapped her shock

MyBootsAreMuddy Sat 09-Feb-13 19:18:46

Marking placegrin

FadBook Sat 09-Feb-13 19:26:52

Lurking smile

ipswichwitch Sat 09-Feb-13 19:35:47

You could get one of those dye packs the banks and police use to help trace stolen/ransom money. Y'know, the ones that explode paint all over would be criminal. Just set it up in a drawer so when MIL opens it for a bit snoopery.... POOF!! A blue MIL!
There's no washing that stuff off so probably a big of an extreme suggestion and very evil smile

badtemperedaldbitch Sat 09-Feb-13 19:51:01

What if mil is on mn and has read this, and recognises herself......then sent the op to dignitas!

Faireenuff Sat 09-Feb-13 19:51:58

Crying with laughter at some of these. Evil brilliance with the glitter, Hoover and emigratation.

Itchywoolyjumper Sat 09-Feb-13 19:55:55

Loving this thread, the evil genus of the vipers' nest is an awe inspiring thing. I'm laughing away at the thought of OP's blue, glittery MIL desperately trying to fix a drawer grin

TheCunnyFuntIsAGrittersWife Sat 09-Feb-13 20:10:22


MammaTJ Sat 09-Feb-13 20:12:42

Can't wait for the update tomorrow!

Uppermid Sat 09-Feb-13 20:17:02

Not at all marking my place for update, oh no, not me!

twentythirteen Sat 09-Feb-13 20:17:33

I think that's hilarious, I'd definitely play with her!

twentythirteen Sat 09-Feb-13 20:19:14

mess, not play.

BatmanLovesVodkaAndCherryade Sat 09-Feb-13 20:21:43

Shamelessly marking place.

You lot have out evil geniused me - nothing to add grin

MadamGazelleIsMyMum Sat 09-Feb-13 20:27:40

Shameless place marking grin

MadamGazelleIsMyMum Sat 09-Feb-13 20:28:09

Although, what a massive anti climax if MIL has not snooped on this occasion and says nothing?

SoggySummer Sat 09-Feb-13 20:33:10

I hope OP is off somewhere printy leaflets and booby trapping the place.

Hope you have a great night OP but please come back and update us.

IAmLouisWalsh Sat 09-Feb-13 20:40:39

Place marking......

My nana used to do this. She read my uncle's girlfriend's letters and then told us all what was in them. Nosy old besom.

LilQueenie Sat 09-Feb-13 20:44:17

did anyone catch what time OP was leaving and coming back? blush I keep refreshing!!

TricksyLaBOOshh Sat 09-Feb-13 20:50:11

Delurking for an update - good luck op.

NippyDrips Sat 09-Feb-13 20:54:29

You should use all of the above ideas on seperate drawers!

I wish I had asked for ideas when my bf had to leave her home with her baby cos of her cheating dp. You lot would of had some fab ideas I bet.

CheckpointCharlie Sat 09-Feb-13 21:05:38

Oooooh is she snooping right now
<clutches self with glee at the thought of it happening RIGHT NOW!>

BonzoDooDah Sat 09-Feb-13 21:11:41

<< Opens thread door ... rummages around a bit then closes it quietly>>

marking place

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