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To think she's batshit?!

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Ohnospaghettioh Tue 18-Dec-18 14:02:14

Mil refuses to come on days out with me and my children, including refusing to come to his birthday meal because she says she's not well and it would be too much for her. She recently refused my invitation to come along to Santa's grotto with us as it would be too much to wait in a queue.
Then yesterday she sent me a message and some professional photos to show that she had taken her PARROT to see Santa at a grotto! She had actually gone to a kids Christmas grotto and paid for her parrot to meet Santa and sit on his shoulder, and then paid for the photos hmm aibu to want to make this bird into a pie so she spends time with my kids instead?!

DowntonCrabby Tue 18-Dec-18 14:04:35

gringrin That is absolutely hilarious!!!

I know you’re miffed OP but she’s not obliged to spend time with you, as much as it would be lovely if she wanted to. The Parrot just takes the biscuit though. Or the cracker!!

EspressoButler Tue 18-Dec-18 14:06:41

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Groovee Tue 18-Dec-18 14:07:56

The parrot obviously is her baby rather than her human family.

AliceScarlett Tue 18-Dec-18 14:08:13

Ha ha YANBU 😅

SwearyInn Tue 18-Dec-18 14:09:24

But presumably the Parrot doesn’t go to school and so she could take him during school hours when the queue is smaller. So I think YABU :-)

Or does the parrot go to school?
In which case YANBU

Oh but does the parrot go to school and she took him out of school to see Santa? In which case your MILIBU.

Poodles1980 Tue 18-Dec-18 14:09:45

What present did the parrot get?

Russiawithlove Tue 18-Dec-18 14:11:02

Haha Poor Santa. Hope said parrot didn't leave him a present.grin

CottonTailRabbit Tue 18-Dec-18 14:13:30

I've been on many days out with a gaggle of children. I expect going on a day out with one parrot is a hell of a lot easier. I have some sympathy with her. Still batshit though.

GhostSauce Tue 18-Dec-18 14:14:56

Thread of the day!

NancyDonahue Tue 18-Dec-18 14:18:06

Cut her some slack. Presumably she did visiting Santa with her own kids. It's not always fun. Long queues, hot loud shopping centres, crying kids etc. I'm really laughing at taking the parrot to see Santa though. I hope they both enjoyed it fgrin

Womantheonlykind Tue 18-Dec-18 14:18:07

Who's a pretty boy then?

ShadyLady53 Tue 18-Dec-18 14:20:46

Has she done this before?

This is so embarrassing...but I once had to work as an elf at a posh grotto and a man and a woman queued up with a variety of birds of prey for us to pose with.

They literally handed them to us. I have a bird phobia as did some of the other “cast members” and we were having to deal with these unpredictable, large birds who kept flapping about whilst we smiled and were cheery.

They’d queued up for ages and scared some of the children in the process.

As soon as we left we all looked at each other like 😱.

We thought they were a bit eccentric.

Maybe MIL is too?

ScrantonTheElectricCity Tue 18-Dec-18 14:24:14

Yep, she is. YANBU

Feefeetrixabelle Tue 18-Dec-18 14:28:22

I think you’ve just won the Internet.... please post the picture up here for us

ItIsChristmasTime Tue 18-Dec-18 14:28:48

It sounds like she doesn’t want to spend time with your kids. How old are they? Quite possibly she genuinely does find it too much, too tired and really relentless.

CatLadyToddlerMother Tue 18-Dec-18 14:29:10

I'm crying laughing here, best thing I've read in a while gringrin

Bowchicawowow Tue 18-Dec-18 14:29:44

One reason why I read Mumsnet. This thread.

justonemoreminutepls Tue 18-Dec-18 14:30:12

SwearyInn comment of the day!

Lettermethis Tue 18-Dec-18 14:31:14


mumonashoestring Tue 18-Dec-18 14:31:34

Next time she asks you for a favour, tell her to ask Polly

Bluetrews25 Tue 18-Dec-18 14:32:06

WTF? hmm
I'd give up, personally.

InvisibleLlama Tue 18-Dec-18 14:32:52

We have to see the picture!

Troels Tue 18-Dec-18 14:35:51

OMG she is crackers.

PumpkinKitty82 Tue 18-Dec-18 14:36:40

Sounds like she’s well past being Bat shit, she’s heading into a new territory of crazy that has never been witnessed before !

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