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To be a little disconcerted (MIL related)

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Glutenfreediddleydee Tue 04-Apr-17 13:07:59

So, MIL comes round to help look after DD and we're all having a lovely time laughing and giggling and drinking tea. Next thing, DH gets out my gluten free Hobnobs (don't mess with mummy's Hobnobs 😂) and I say "who's eating my Hobnobs" and DD shouts "me!" with delight - we all laugh (all very silly and tongue in cheek).

Then DH says:
"Mum, would you like one?"
And I say:
"She wouldn't dare after that!" (Haha! Again all very tongue in cheek)
To which she replies:
"Oh I would" (dead serious)
Then looks me in the eye and says it again:
"Oh, I would"... (awkward silence)


HarrietKettleWasHere Tue 04-Apr-17 13:09:32


MrsExpo Tue 04-Apr-17 13:09:54

<<sigh>> Get a grip. This is a biscuit we're talking about. What's the issue?

wizzywig Tue 04-Apr-17 13:10:46

They are expensive. Put down the hobnob mil and back away

alltouchedout Tue 04-Apr-17 13:11:45

Lick one and offer it to her.

Inertia Tue 04-Apr-17 13:11:57

Why can't DH offer round the gluten-filled biscuits and leave the gluten free biscuits for people who need to eat gluten free? Or are the gluten free Hobnobs the only biscuits in the house?

floraeasy Tue 04-Apr-17 13:12:43

"Oh I would" (dead serious)

Or dead pan?

hamandmustard Tue 04-Apr-17 13:12:44

Sorry- I don't understand what you are trying to say?

WasabiNell Tue 04-Apr-17 13:13:28

I think OP was just joking but MIL got weirdly serious over it? If I'm reading it correctly?

Glutenfreediddleydee Tue 04-Apr-17 13:14:15

MrsExpo exactly! Yikes, what a way to kill the lighthearted biscuit banter.

The message was very clear... don't mess!

5foot5 Tue 04-Apr-17 13:15:16

Does your MIL know they are special gluten-free ones? She might be thinking they are normal biscuits and you are being ridiculously precious over them.

And if you have to have special biscuits what was your DH thinking by bringing them out? Why didn't he bring out the normal ones to offer round?

53rdAndBird Tue 04-Apr-17 13:17:08

Lick one and offer it to her.

yy do this.

Glutenfreediddleydee Tue 04-Apr-17 13:17:09

No, I'm not precious over the biscuits! It was all said in jest and banter.

Wasabi is right, I just mean the weirdly serious "oh I would (dare)" comment (yikes!)

Wishiwasmoiradingle2017 Tue 04-Apr-17 13:19:04

Can almost hear the theme tune to Jaws!

BeingATwatItsABingThing Tue 04-Apr-17 13:20:37

This is when you grab a fork and aim it at her hand if she comes near the hobnobs.

SheSaidHeSaid Tue 04-Apr-17 13:20:50

What wasabi said.

MIL got serious/weird pretty quickly!

floraeasy Tue 04-Apr-17 13:25:19

Seems you thought you guys were just Hobnobbing, then MIL got you by the Jaffas, now you need to play Kit-for-Kat, and ask her to play Nice, or you'll Club her over the head with a packet of biscuits until she's walking like a Penguin. Give her the Lady Finger and send her on her way...!

Must stop now. I'm cream-crackered!

Glutenfreediddleydee Tue 04-Apr-17 13:27:46

Floraeasy Bour-bon!

floraeasy Tue 04-Apr-17 13:29:10


JonesyAndTheSalad Tue 04-Apr-17 13:36:36

I don't know. If there's "banter" along the lines of "Who is eating Mummy's biscuits" then there IS or HAS been an issue with them.

I think it sounds quite rude of you to say "She wouldn't dare after that" anyway.

That's not banter or funny.

To say "she wouldn;t dare" after all that was said was "Whose eating my hobnobs" "I am"

Seems odd and weirdly worded.

MusicToMyEars800 Tue 04-Apr-17 13:37:31

flora very nice verbal work there grin loving those biscuit puns

floraeasy Tue 04-Apr-17 13:40:00

Thanks, that's MusicToMyEars grin

Love corny jokes and puns.

Glutenfreediddleydee Tue 04-Apr-17 13:43:07

Jonesy now imagine the phrase "whose been eating my Hobnobs" in the tone of Daddy Bear from Goldilocks (i.e. "Who's been sleeping in myyyyyyy bed?!") a bit of an ongoing joke in our house. All banter I can assure you!

MsGameandWatch Tue 04-Apr-17 13:43:51

Marking my place to watch how some posters will manage to find a way to roast the OP even when it's clear that MIL was being weird.

Glutenfreediddleydee Tue 04-Apr-17 13:45:00

MsGame wink

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