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To think this SIL is being petty ?

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ForCryingOutLloyd Mon 08-Jun-15 17:54:31

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chippednailvarnish Mon 08-Jun-15 17:56:00

I believe the response you are looking for is "Are you on glue bitch?"

LazyLouLou Mon 08-Jun-15 17:57:12


A simple message for her smile

WyrdByrd Mon 08-Jun-15 17:57:20

...or 'get a life'.

Your SIL sounds like a nutter!

LazyLouLou Mon 08-Jun-15 17:57:40

But I think chipped is right!

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 08-Jun-15 17:58:26

That's really odd. They're little girls of the same age, it's quite natural that they'll have the same sort of interests, as you say.

LaurieFairyCake Mon 08-Jun-15 17:58:29

"You're funny, she's been going ages. I'm sure you didn't mean that to sound so odd. Hope you're well. Dd is starting fencing and archery soon just to give you some ideas ;)"

ForCryingOutLloyd Mon 08-Jun-15 17:59:12

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ForCryingOutLloyd Mon 08-Jun-15 18:00:46

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RackofPeas Mon 08-Jun-15 18:01:29

Tell her your dd has decided to take up playing the tuba.

FiftyShadesOfSporn Mon 08-Jun-15 18:01:29

Book the riding lesson NOW

KurriKurri Mon 08-Jun-15 18:02:25

Ask her if she's sent the same text to the parents of all the other children in her DD's classes. Does she think she is the only person in the world who has ever thought of dancing/swimming/gymnastic for their child ??

Aermingers Mon 08-Jun-15 18:02:26

It sounds like you're both being a bit petty.

You say you're not bothered what her DD does, but you seem to have made quite a note of who does what when. It's almost like you think when your child starts something just after yours, that's a problem, but when hers starts just after yours it's copying. Because you definitely sound a bit pissy about her daughter starting trampolining before yours...

Narnia72 Mon 08-Jun-15 18:02:44

I would take great delight in finding out ever more bizarre interests and posting about them on fb. Mongolian nose flute lessons, yak riding, surely there must be a cirque du soleil holiday camp running somewhere!

Honestly, they're the things MOST 6 year old girls do. Mine do them all or have done. You need to get in there and say your daughter is also going to do horse riding, ice skating, drama, street dance, choir, brownies etc, just in case she expresses a liking in the future.

Or you could just ignore her as an idiot with a complex and smile/nod at her passive aggressive rants.

ollieplimsoles Mon 08-Jun-15 18:03:49

I'm sorry but Silly Cow!

Why does she give a shit what your daughter is doing! as long as hers is happy thats all that matters isn't it?

I find it worrying that she feels threatened by you in this way, like shes trying to be the 'better parent' by getting her kid into these classes..

ForCryingOutLloyd Mon 08-Jun-15 18:04:55

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Narnia72 Mon 08-Jun-15 18:05:43

FWIW my kids do drama on a Saturday morning, and my niece/nephew have started going as well. It's great, as it means the kids get to see each other weekly, which they love. It would never have occurred to me to think that SIL was copying! Thinking about it now, daughters and niece both swim, do gymnastics and dance. AFAIK (and OH's family can be decidedly odd) no-one thinks anyone is copying each other!

ForCryingOutLloyd Mon 08-Jun-15 18:06:06

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chippednailvarnish Mon 08-Jun-15 18:06:16

Or how about "we thought trampolining was good core conditioning before we start the pole dancing classes".

LazyLouLou Mon 08-Jun-15 18:06:46

You aren't. It would only be weird if you had no knowledge of what your dd and dn are doing.

TattieHowkerz Mon 08-Jun-15 18:08:24

She is crackers.

Let that your DD is playing the Euphonium, learning to be a Feng Shui master, is pondering becoming a Scientologist and is quite the pro at Elizabethan jousting re-enactment.

TheBeagleHasLanded Mon 08-Jun-15 18:09:21

"Dear SIL, do please furnish me with a comprehensive list of everything DN will ever attempt to accomplish in her lifetime and I will endeavour to make sure DD never attempts any".

Alternatively "Jog on, there's a dear".

Eigg Mon 08-Jun-15 18:09:52

I don't think YABU but there was a thread recently about the same thing from the other side. If anyone else can remember what it was called and link to it, it might help you appreciate her perspective.

Marcipex Mon 08-Jun-15 18:13:16

She's loopy.
All 6 year old girls do ballet,swimming and Brownies, don't they?
Nine year old girls do pony riding, jazz dance and drama.

It's the rules.

elfycat Mon 08-Jun-15 18:14:28

Start talking about taking GCSEs early... apparently sanskrit is one to take wink You'll start her now, so it will be natural to take the exam before she's 10.

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