So MIL popped in to visit the boys this morning.
Having a cuppa and a chit chat when she says:
"You know, FIL and I have the funds to pay off your mortgage. But we would never do that because you never appreciate what you have unless you've worked for it. We don't believe in giving our kids a 'free ride'.
For the record
a) Previous to that little conversation spoiler,we'd been chatting about laundry powder
b) We have never ever asked MIL and FIL for money
c) We've never spoken about our mortgage with MIL and FIL.
I mumbled something about her being right and excused myself to change ds2's nappy.
I summise that MIL is odd and often needs to flex her muscles. Cool. Over it.
But it left me wondering. If I had the funds to help my children in a big way, would I do it?
I could only say no if they were unproductive adults who had a poor work ethic and had a history of relying on others financially.
Other than that, I'd love to be in a position to help my adult children financially in any way I can.
What about you?