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    I'll probably leave the babysitting seeing as though she did agree to it - will likely think twice before asking next time though.

    DH knows im super cranky with him, he's down in the paddock (we live on a farm) fixing a fence using the car headlights for light - hence i know where he is cause can see.

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    For goodness sake it is a text msg not like you just dropped them off and expected her to babysit.. that would be rude!

    I always text. I have an almost 3 yr old who always wants to talk on the phone as well so it is a lot quicker to text!

    I hope your DP listens to your point of view. Have fun at the wedding

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    So she replied it was fine... And topped it off with a smiley face at the end?

    Passive aggressive much?!

    How two faced to give you that sacred emoticon when she was clearly not smiling!

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    Quote Originally Posted by squirrelex View Post
    So she replied it was fine... And topped it off with a smiley face at the end?

    Passive aggressive much?!

    How two faced to give you that sacred emoticon when she was clearly not smiling!
    Lol exactly, she should have sent me a cranky face or a flick the bird

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    If I call and she doesn't answer I will text, or if I know she's at work or at an event/out & about I will text.

    No issues there, if she needs more info or has a problem she should just wb saying call me instead or call you herself.

    Did she contemplate maybe u texted cus u were busy with ur kids & it was easier at the time as a text takes less concentration/time than a call??!

    I would expect my partner to be seeing my side of things too and take a neutral approach to sort it out & also ask him to deal with his mother in regards to babysitting for future events...

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    Argh what a nightmare! I don't think your in the wrong at all! Don't blame you for being p!ssed at your DH as well as your MIL. Your MIL sounds like a bit of a cow to be all nice to you and b!tchin behind your back. I would definitely be bringing it up with her in person (just so there is no b!tching ) and I would get your DH to ask next time. If there is a next time

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    :-o I'm the same I'd much rather text as when ever I call MIL she's always half asleep (all day!) anyway DH forces me to call her all the time but I find it annoying, with a text she can read and reply in her own time. Did you explain? Also I think your MIL sounds like she has menopause to blow up for such a silly thing... I would find someone else to babysit and text her about it... Or better call her at 6am to tell her about it! I texted my MIL at 4am after she beached about not hearing from me!! Hehehe haven't heard from her in a week!!! Sorry long rant!!!

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    Oh please, what an overreaction on your MIL and DH's part, you sent a politely worded text message asking if she was free to babysit How dare you? If she was that offended why say yes?
    I don't think you did anything wrong.

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    I think if you texted and asked her to babysit for the first time ever then it may be rude to text if you know what I mean? But not if she often texts and it's normal for her to babysit

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    Wow what an overreaction! I don't have a landline and always make a point not to call on my mobile, it gives me headaches being on the phone for too long, especially to the in laws haha

    I think it's really rude and two faced of mil to text back with a smiley face and then ***** behind your back to your dh!


 

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