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To think family should have taken my son fishing?

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ladymorgan Sun 21-Apr-19 11:34:03

So my fil, owns a stretch of river for fishing/enjoyment. He had owned half of it with his best friend who snuffed it. My Brother in Law then bought the other “half” of the river from the deceased, if that makes sense.

Anyhow. Brother in law and my ds’s cousins were visiting from New York where they live. They have a 4x4 landrover they keep here to drive to the river. So dbro took his kids and fil.

He knew my ds was home from uni and enjoys going fishing, and they had room in the car. However, they didn’t think of inviting ds even though he will technically be in line to inherit the half of the river owned by his gfather.

AIBU to think it was a bit selfish not to take ds too?

RosamundDarnley Sun 21-Apr-19 11:36:15

Maybe it just didn't occur to them? Why didn't your adult DS (he's at Uni) ask if he could go too?

Piffle11 Sun 21-Apr-19 11:37:12

Maybe it needed to be suggested to them? Some people don't think like that, but might be happy to accommodate if it's mentioned. My DParents would do this, then if mentioned afterwards will say 'oh you should have said something'. I'm not sure why the inheriting bit is relevant.

pinkyredrose Sun 21-Apr-19 11:38:41

In line to inherit half a river? How the other half live! Why couldn't your son ask to join in?

BottleOfJameson Sun 21-Apr-19 11:39:08

Was DS actually staying in the same house as them? If not they might not have thought of it or may have just fancied some time with just their immediate family. I would suggest that DS is proactive and asks them if they can all go fishing.

NorthEndGal Sun 21-Apr-19 11:39:35

I'm not sure how the inheritance comes into it?
Basically he wants to go fishing, and isn't a child, so should speak up, or make his own plans.

sweeneytoddsrazor Sun 21-Apr-19 11:41:32

Or maybe they thought your DS can go anytime with his DGF aand as they are only here for a limited time they just wanted to enjoy it on their own for the first time.

NoSauce Sun 21-Apr-19 11:46:24

Snuffed it?
How often do they see your DS and the cousins from NY? Surely that matters in all of this?

Littleduckeggblue Sun 21-Apr-19 11:47:42

Yabu why should they HAVE to invite him.

ladymorgan Sun 21-Apr-19 11:47:50

They rarely see one another and get on well. DS told them what days he was free that week if he could see them. (his car is in the garage)

TigersRoll Sun 21-Apr-19 11:48:18

Snuffed it 😂

Scabetty Sun 21-Apr-19 11:50:10

Stoped reading after ‘snuffed it’ as you sound weird.

ladymorgan Sun 21-Apr-19 11:52:21

scabetty yes alright darling, you too

NoSauce Sun 21-Apr-19 11:53:04

Does DS take after you by any chance?

ladymorgan Sun 21-Apr-19 11:54:46

What do you mean sauce?

NoSauce Sun 21-Apr-19 11:56:20

Well you sound a bit pushy and hard work.

TigersRoll Sun 21-Apr-19 11:56:38

Uh oh ... it’s becoming a pile on! Run OP! Run for your life!!

Tevion10 Sun 21-Apr-19 11:56:51

I wouldn't bother posting on here op if I was you it's full of immature bullies.

Bookworm4 Sun 21-Apr-19 11:57:30

I thought you were going to say DS was 5, he's an adult he can speak for himself.

TigersRoll Sun 21-Apr-19 11:57:32

It’s got much worse lately unfortunately

FreshAprilStart Sun 21-Apr-19 11:57:36

Not sure you can claim such sensitivity over your son's feelings when so casually saying someone snuffed it.

Tevion10 Sun 21-Apr-19 11:59:05

Sure has tiger

ladymorgan Sun 21-Apr-19 11:59:07

uh oh! I think you’re right. I never knew snuffed it was not a normal expression, it is around here at least!

Anyone have a hard hat please?

NoSauce Sun 21-Apr-19 11:59:35

Oh sorry yes I forgot that we can’t ever disagree with anyone on MN for fear of being called a bully.

WorraLiberty Sun 21-Apr-19 12:00:55

I never knew snuffed it was not a normal expression, it is around here at least!

Well let's be fair, it's a bit disrespectful isn't it?

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