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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?!

DameFanny Tue 18-Dec-18 23:18:12

<thumping on table>

Picture! Picture! Picture!

MummyofTw0 Tue 18-Dec-18 23:13:36

Bloody hell thats bonkers

SnowyPaws5 Tue 18-Dec-18 23:09:23

That is bonkers. But you can't make someone want to spend time with you. Just distance yourself from her. Have people in your life who actually like spending time with you...maybe get a parrot.

MutedUser Tue 18-Dec-18 22:57:45

To be honest I don’t think it’s the GP place to have to take the kids to see santa . We go just with my husband and I. Are you supossed to squeeze in another 4 ( or six if parents are remarried ) adults into the tiny little room. So 6 adults so precious DC can see santa. Bizarre

SpitefulMidLifeAnimal Tue 18-Dec-18 22:53:42

The OP’s MIL couldn’t be arsed to take her DGC to see Santa

Oh come on now, stop making things up. MIL wasn't taking the DC to see Santa in the first place, their mother was.

GreatDuckCookery6211 Tue 18-Dec-18 22:46:09

Fuck you cookery has really made me laugh, especially with no smiley face!

Bit harsh grin

Wellfuckmeinbothears Tue 18-Dec-18 22:39:35

Op we need to see the parrot!

Pumperthepumper Tue 18-Dec-18 22:36:56

Fuck you cookery has really made me laugh, especially with no smiley face!

I don’t believe the parrot story though.

Onemorefireball Tue 18-Dec-18 22:32:41

I really want to see the pictures!

thegreatbeyond Tue 18-Dec-18 22:31:00

I can see why you're at the end of your feather, OP!

GreenDinosaur Tue 18-Dec-18 22:04:10

Sounds fine, I took a goldfish to the pub once.

Long story.

namechangedbutneedadvice Tue 18-Dec-18 22:02:39

Agree with PPs - be as kind as you can. Maybe she really does have a hidden illness or is getting on and is having to deal with all the lovely things that ageing can bring.

HOWEVER, I just........ am not sure what to say. It's freaking HILARIOUS! grin grin grin A parrot! Professional photographs! What on earth must Santa have thought?! grin

I'd just go with it OP. You have many years ahead of you regaling your DCs with this story!

Bringbackthestripes Tue 18-Dec-18 21:54:12

Just here for the photo notification grin

Poor Santa. I wonder how he managed to keep a straight face!

mushlett Tue 18-Dec-18 21:50:39

Absolutely brilliant 🤣

Schuyler Tue 18-Dec-18 21:29:00

Come on and share the photo. You know you want to!

twattymctwatterson Tue 18-Dec-18 20:57:01

That's hilarious. Obviously YANBU to say she's batshit. YABU to think she should come out for days with the kids though. It's obviously not her thing

SandAndSea Tue 18-Dec-18 20:45:53

Parrots are really intelligent. I think if I had one, I would take it out places too, let it meet people and see a bit of the world.

I bought a present for someone's cat today. It's from my cat.

GreatDuckCookery6211 Tue 18-Dec-18 20:39:39

That's alright sweary wine

SwearyInn Tue 18-Dec-18 20:38:23

I meant to do a smiley face but forgot. I didn’t meant it. Sorry.

GreatDuckCookery6211 Tue 18-Dec-18 20:37:26

Have a sherry and calm down love.

SwearyInn Tue 18-Dec-18 20:35:43

Fuck you Cookery

SandAndSea Tue 18-Dec-18 20:35:08

She sounds great! smile

GreatDuckCookery6211 Tue 18-Dec-18 20:34:54

Apt username there sweary grin

SwearyInn Tue 18-Dec-18 20:32:04

^Honestly don't see why this is funny, or why you're all crying with laughter^

^Not all of us are crying with laughter wink it's not funny at all that's if it's indeed true of course^

Oh FFS get over yourselves. You don’t have to read the fucking thread. Some people fine the fact that a parrot was taken to see Santa Claus (and get photographed) quite funny.

Some people, like you, do not. It’s not that hard to understand.

FascinatingCarrot Tue 18-Dec-18 20:25:48

Take the grandkids first though @ThePinkOcelot grin

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