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Killingmesoftly79 Fri 25-Dec-15 21:09:07

Mother in law related! I love her I really do but Christ she tries me sometimes!

Her, FIL and Aunty (plus my folks) round for Xmas lunch. Obviously all provided for by us, drinks etc. would never dream of asking for a contribution. My mum came shopping with me so paid 1/2 the bill. All fine. They arrived with some brandy butter!

First thing - she likes to do a shop at macro every now and again and when she does she always buys us masses of loo roll and kitchen roll. So she arrives this morning with bags of the stuff and then asks for her £20 for it - happy Xmas!!! I'm not expecting it for free but timing - really?!

Kids open presents, realise we've fucked up on the battery situation. Packs of AA's but no AAA's! FIL goes out to get batteries and then asked for the £26 it cost him. Again not expecting not to pay for it, but they have to have it right there and then. We only live 10
Mins away and see them at least twice a week so not like they won't see us to ask for it. And to be honest we would have squared it before they left anyway - but they can't even leave it til then.

My parents are so totally different so that's probably why I find it so weird.

Then icing on the cake, they invite us and my parents for lunch on Sunday. She's going to cook a lasagne. Lovely - thanks very much. But could I bring garlic bread and a bottle of wine!! Said whilst I am still cleaning down the kitchen after serving her a 3 course meal and pouring her another glass of wine.

Breathe.

Be gentle!

ilovesooty Fri 25-Dec-15 21:13:12

Have you considered talking to them about it if you feel so strongly?

JustHavinABreak Fri 25-Dec-15 21:13:16

Ya gotta laugh 😆 Or kill her 😈

Gruntfuttock Fri 25-Dec-15 21:15:50

They're happy to accept free hospitality and you're happy to provide it, but I would want to aske them why it doesn't work both ways. It's weird and unpleasant IMO. By the way what is macro? Is it a cash and carry place?

Gruntfuttock Fri 25-Dec-15 21:16:31

Sorry about the typos, I always regret typing without my glasses on. blush

RJnomore1 Fri 25-Dec-15 21:20:27

Id take garlic bread and wine then ask for the cash for it on Sunday as that seems to be how it's working between you?

Killingmesoftly79 Fri 25-Dec-15 21:25:17

Yep cash and carry. Oh I do love her and they are great in every other way but the timing today was pretty crap!!

I don't expect her to pay for our kitchen roll etc of course, but Xmas day asking for the money?!

Luckily H thinks that's a bit mad aswell!

The irony of then asking me to bring stuff for tomorrow!

Now feeling a bit worried in case someone recognised this!

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