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Smarties biscuits at 7:30am? AIBU or is MIL?

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IUseAnyName Sat 18-Jul-15 07:29:49

So staying at pil with 5yr old and 1yr old.
They live 4hrs away so we stay very rarely, although they come to visit us once a month for a week or so.
So they see gp often.
I'm in bed enjoying a cup of tea, dc were playing in bedroom next door. They went down stairs with gm and have just come back up all excited because they both have a smarties biscuit in each hand!

Okay okay, I am ready to be told that IABU due to them being away and it being a one off, and me still being in bed with a brew!.... but at the same time why does it enter someone's head to give kids biscuits at 7:30, before breakfast!
My dm did a similar thing not long ago, giving them both rice pudding for breakfast!

confusedandemployed Sat 18-Jul-15 07:31:23

Yeah, a bit U I'd say. But I get where you're coming from.
It's only a one-off though and will seem like such a huge adventure to them.

tobysmum77 Sat 18-Jul-15 07:32:52

Yeah mil did that once to me. I took them off dc until after breakfast.... the racket that ensued. She didn't ever do it again though wink .

tobysmum77 Sat 18-Jul-15 07:33:13

so yanbu is my opinion.

Spartans Sat 18-Jul-15 07:35:13

Yanbu to be bothered, but I would let it go as a one off.

hesterton Sat 18-Jul-15 07:35:23

We were encouraged to leave a jam jar by our bed when staying with grandparents. In the morning there would be sweets in it. We'd eat them before breakfast!

Mrscog Sat 18-Jul-15 07:35:56

It's just a one off, just give them breakfast a bit later.

Euphemia Sat 18-Jul-15 07:36:27

Ach it's only once in a while - let them be spoiled!

Dammit, I want cookies and rice pudding now ... grin

ConfusedInBath Sat 18-Jul-15 07:37:07

Bet your mil loves you Toby.
Op chill and enjoy your tea in bed.

tobysmum77 Sat 18-Jul-15 07:37:40

we get on fine actually grin

IUseAnyName Sat 18-Jul-15 07:38:17

Thanks all, I knew I should just let it go.

brew Mmmmm grin

Whathaveilost Sat 18-Jul-15 07:38:22

If it happened every single morning you wouldn't be unreasonable .
However its hardly oing to harm them once in a while and it's part of the fun, being spoilt by granny!

I think you are mean spirited to take them away from the hi odern once they had them in their hands all excited.

Seriously, think of something more important to sweat over and pick your battles!

Sallyhasleftthebuilding Sat 18-Jul-15 07:39:04

I want rice pudding for breakfast .... biscuits would annoy me.. but pay off is a lie in.

IUseAnyName Sat 18-Jul-15 07:39:33

I didn't take them off them Hi

IUseAnyName Sat 18-Jul-15 07:39:59

Sorry, whathave

monkeysox Sat 18-Jul-15 07:40:27

That's what grannies are for. Explain it's a treat to kids though.

IUseAnyName Sat 18-Jul-15 07:41:22

Yes, I still in bed sally

Just heard the kettle, maybe she'll bring me another brew and a biscuit grin

IUseAnyName Sat 18-Jul-15 07:42:34

Yeah monkeysocks by the look on the kids faces when they ran up the stairs the show me their biscuits, I think they know it was a one off!

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IUseAnyName Sat 18-Jul-15 07:43:14

monkeysox... Sorry blush

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Battleshiphips Sat 18-Jul-15 07:44:53

Your MIL is BVU for not giving you one with your cuppa!

IUseAnyName Sat 18-Jul-15 07:45:07

I didn't purposefully come in to mn to post this awful I just happened to be on aibu on my phone when they ran in, so in a moment of grrrr, I posted. But in hindsight, I'm not too bothered.

MishMooshAndMogwai Sat 18-Jul-15 07:45:13

I love the jam jar idea!

Id be a little hmm if exMIL did it but we don't have a good relationship. If MIL or any other family did it Id think 'Aaah were all getting spoilt grin'

tobysmum77 Sat 18-Jul-15 07:45:16

you see I can't agree with that monkey. Treat=sugary crap er no a treat is going swimming with granny. And it isn't a one off if they get into 'its what grandparents are for' mentality, unless they only see gcs every 12 months. If you don't stop it the first time it rumbles on, happens repeatedly and causes resentment. But as I said I get on fine with my mil and she doesnt do it (but did with older gcs) So what do I know? smile

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