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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

IneedAsockamnesty Sat 09-Feb-13 01:07:52

I hate snoops and I'm marking my place as well.

MyHeadWasInTheSandNowNot Sat 09-Feb-13 01:11:25

PlusCaChange - what a strange reaction to someone doing a bit of washing up for you hmm The normal and rational response is to be appreciative! Doing a few dishes does not equal snooping!

Greensleeves Sat 09-Feb-13 01:15:58

Buy a gigantic rubber dildo and write her name on it in permanent marker.

ChaoticisasChaoticdoes Sat 09-Feb-13 01:21:21

Blatent place marking grin

frustratedashell Sat 09-Feb-13 01:24:43

Cant wait to hear the outcome of this!!

Bogeyface Sat 09-Feb-13 01:26:34

pluscachange I am with MyHead on this one. If I use a cup when I am babysitting or using someones kitchen and they are not there (as happened at work today) then I wash it and wash whatever else is there too, surely it's rude not to? I would rather do something that they thought I didnt need to do than be thought of as someone who would only do the bare minimum. I think it was a kind thing for them to do, and if I knew you had said that of me then I wouldnt babysit for you again!

DianaTrent Sat 09-Feb-13 01:29:22

What about a jack in the box style booby trap? Plastic spider on a spring? Glitter bomb? food colouring?

MariusEarlobe Sat 09-Feb-13 01:29:38

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

starsandunicorns Sat 09-Feb-13 01:30:13

Marking place just read thread to dp and he was giggling so have marked place not for me but for dp cos im not nosy oh no not me

LastDadStanding Sat 09-Feb-13 01:31:35


SoggySummer Sat 09-Feb-13 01:34:54

Ooooh you could have so much fun with publisher creating all kinds of leaflets tonight ready to place in any drawer she may go snooping in.

Some suggestions of what you could create......

A Leaflet

"What to do now you are expecting sextuplets"

An invitation to an Orgy dated and timed for when she baby sitting - Dont forget to slap some details across the front - Anal Sex special - dont forget your strap on and lube ....

A thank you card from Janet and Roy thanking you both for a great afternoon/evening of group sex and no need for your DH to be embarrassed about his premature ejaculation/nob size/loose anus

MalibuStac Sat 09-Feb-13 01:39:31

Need to see what happens (shamelessly marling place)

MrsBonkers Sat 09-Feb-13 02:05:35


yelpol Sat 09-Feb-13 02:05:41

OP, you have to update us tomorrow, am dying to hear the outcome! grin

giraffesCantEatNHSPotatoes Sat 09-Feb-13 02:14:39

love this thread

MmeLindor Sat 09-Feb-13 03:04:52

Lurking too

I would leave a note saying "next time I catch you snooping I am leaving pictures of DH masturbating"

Astelia Sat 09-Feb-13 03:13:12

Lurking too, looking forward to update!

AndFanjoWasHisNameO Sat 09-Feb-13 03:21:23

You have to do a new one of these ideas each time she babysits from now on grin she'll eventually combust twig she's been clocked well and truly!

CadleCrap Sat 09-Feb-13 03:36:44

Another nosey lurker

CheerfulYank Sat 09-Feb-13 03:36:46

Ooohhhhhh I want to know smile

GiraffesEatPineapples Sat 09-Feb-13 03:40:19

lurking... ps Giraffes our names are weirdly similar!

KiwiJude Sat 09-Feb-13 03:41:01

Another nosey marker smile

Bearandcub Sat 09-Feb-13 04:46:33

SoggySummer, I LOVE the Janet and Roy thank you note idea - genius.

pluscachange, can I have the number of your babysitter please? I'd love that.

scratchandsniff Sat 09-Feb-13 04:46:46

Thisvis great - also marking place.

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