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I don't want MIL staying the night!

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OMFGTwoToddlers Sat 15-Oct-16 21:02:09

So it's DS's 3rd birthday and we have a day trip planned as a present, both sides of grandparents coming along too. MIL coincidentally gave us a brand new single quilt that she no longer needs last week and has just messaged DP asking if she can stay over on the couch the night before DS's birthday to turn a 3.5 hour road trip into a 1.5 hour road trip. Not premeditated at all hmm
AIBU not to want MIL staying over the night before his birthday as I just want us to celebrate his birthday on our own for an hour before we meet up with everyone else at the event?
This woman let me live in her house free of charge for 6 months whilst I was pregnant, so I feel bad refusing. But tbh I couldn't think of anything worse than have her try & take over my home the way she does everything else! And if I allow it once she will expect it again. And again. Which I don't want...ever!

Nurszilla Sat 15-Oct-16 21:04:05

Is a hotel not an option? I would let my MIL stop over for the night to save her such a long trip, to be fair I would let most people as a 7 hour round trip for one day is crazy!

SaucyJack Sat 15-Oct-16 21:04:45

Reverse or cunt?

Soubriquet Sat 15-Oct-16 21:04:50

It's one night

And it saves her an additional 2 hours journey

Yabu! She helped you where you needed it. Time to return the favour

EdmundCleverClogs Sat 15-Oct-16 21:05:37

Sorry, but without further dripfeed info, it reads like you are being very unreasonable. Really hope this isn't a bloody reverse...

Aliveinwanderland Sat 15-Oct-16 21:05:52

Yes I would let stay. I think it would be a bit mean not to after you lived with her for so long!

GinIsIn Sat 15-Oct-16 21:05:52

Unless there's a massive backstory here, YABU!!

Lilaclily Sat 15-Oct-16 21:06:09


Hiphopopotamus Sat 15-Oct-16 21:06:20

You're saying she can never stay in her sons house? When she helped you out before? Yes darling. YABU

usual Sat 15-Oct-16 21:06:57

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Lilaclily Sat 15-Oct-16 21:07:02

Let her have ds room and wake up him before she's up

Cynara Sat 15-Oct-16 21:07:29


NoCapes Sat 15-Oct-16 21:07:40


blueskyinmarch Sat 15-Oct-16 21:08:40

I would let her stay given she accommodated you for 6 months previously. I think it would be churlish of you not too. I am sure your DS will love having his grandmother there when he is opening his presents. The more the merrier for children's birthdays.

Fluffsnuts Sat 15-Oct-16 21:08:51

Unless you are about to give a massive drip feed, yabu!

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Sat 15-Oct-16 21:09:08

Surely you can have some family time after all grandparents leave.

Don't so precious.

chocomochi Sat 15-Oct-16 21:09:30

I'm going to say YABU too. It's for one night and it saves her long journey.

HateSummer Sat 15-Oct-16 21:10:07

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TheFairyCaravan Sat 15-Oct-16 21:10:17


awaits massive dripfeed

finova Sat 15-Oct-16 21:10:30

My mil does similar with regards to inviting herself to things and wanting to stay overnight and has she to be the star of the show, (she only lives 30 mins away though!)
Really tricky, I'd say yes and do initial presents and cards in your room.
It is a bit annoying when you feel backed into a corner and like she's been plotting. If the journey was too much she could have suggested a meet up closer.
On the face of it YABU, having experienced similar YANBU!

MoonStar07 Sat 15-Oct-16 21:11:38

This has to be a reverse? That's really nasty! She is your partner's mother FFS and your child's grandmother!!!! So what if it turns into a precedent! Jeez! Your poor MIL! YABVVU

newmumwithquestions Sat 15-Oct-16 21:12:10

You lived there for 6 months!

MoonStar07 Sat 15-Oct-16 21:12:14

How can you do cards and presents separately? If she is in the house?! Harsh

Notagainmun Sat 15-Oct-16 21:12:25

I call reverse too and your DIL is a cow.

raviolidreaming Sat 15-Oct-16 21:12:43

This has to be a reverse!

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