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    Dh said she didn't mean it like it sounded. He will always defend her which I do admire because it's his mum but he swears things don't come out the way she means it. He said he would talk to her about it but I said to not bother. I don't want to start anything
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-Zeddie View Post
    Dh said she didn't mean it like it sounded. He will always defend her which I do admire because it's his mum but he swears things don't come out the way she means it. He said he would talk to her about it but I said to not bother. I don't want to start anything
    If that's the case, and it's not how she meant it, let him do the running around for a babysitter. He can contact his mum. Even if her response is better towards her, doesn't matter, you'll get a babysitter without the attitude!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GucciDahling View Post
    If that's the case, and it's not how she meant it, let him do the running around for a babysitter. He can contact his mum. Even if her response is better towards her, doesn't matter, you'll get a babysitter without the attitude!
    Unfortunately all the running around is left to me. Dh works FIFO so doesn't always have phone reception. It makes it hard when I always have to deal with her.

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    I read that message so differently, as in you can tell work you have a sick child and can't go in as you don't have a babysitter (I'm busy, conveniently for you so you can get some rest as you've been so busy at work) but if you really have to go I'll be there.
    Not saying that's what she meant... But if my MIL sent me that msg that is the way I'd take it

    But if she is the sort of person who would mean it in the you're just slacking off tone then I'd be ****ed too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheaty View Post
    I read that message so differently, as in you can tell work you have a sick child and can't go in as you don't have a babysitter (I'm busy, conveniently for you so you can get some rest as you've been so busy at work) but if you really have to go I'll be there.
    Not saying that's what she meant... But if my MIL sent me that msg that is the way I'd take it

    But if she is the sort of person who would mean it in the you're just slacking off tone then I'd be ****ed too
    That's a good point. She may have meant it that way. Sometimes a lot of what she says can be taken in two ways (as DH always points out she is not good with words). It's hard to know what's an excuse and what's not, But I always feel like I'm being criticized.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheaty View Post
    I read that message so differently, as in you can tell work you have a sick child and can't go in as you don't have a babysitter (I'm busy, conveniently for you so you can get some rest as you've been so busy at work) but if you really have to go I'll be there.
    Not saying that's what she meant... But if my MIL sent me that msg that is the way I'd take it

    But if she is the sort of person who would mean it in the you're just slacking off tone then I'd be ****ed too
    I like this. In the spirit of keeping the peace I would go with this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheaty View Post
    I read that message so differently, as in you can tell work you have a sick child and can't go in as you don't have a babysitter (I'm busy, conveniently for you so you can get some rest as you've been so busy at work) but if you really have to go I'll be there.
    Not saying that's what she meant... But if my MIL sent me that msg that is the way I'd take it

    But if she is the sort of person who would mean it in the you're just slacking off tone then I'd be ****ed too
    That's how I read it too! But I can also see the other interpretation.

    Text messages can be hard, they don't really convey tone very well.

    Hope your little one is feeling better now OP!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-Zeddie View Post
    DS is sick and I texted mil to ask if she could babysit for the day as he couldn't go to daycare and I am super busy at work and couldn't really take today off.
    I get this charming reply
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    I have never ever asked her to babysit if I was at home I've only asked when on the odd occasion I desperately needed to work and usually she is happy to help out
    I take that as being snippy. I'd tell her not to bother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheaty View Post
    I read that message so differently, as in you can tell work you have a sick child and can't go in as you don't have a babysitter (I'm busy, conveniently for you so you can get some rest as you've been so busy at work) but if you really have to go I'll be there.
    Not saying that's what she meant... But if my MIL sent me that msg that is the way I'd take it

    But if she is the sort of person who would mean it in the you're just slacking off tone then I'd be ****ed too
    oh yes good point. I like your interpretation!
    I thought the "your choice" wasn't making much sense if she was being b1tchy.
    Very poorly worded anyway

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    When I first read it, I completely read it in a bad way, now someone pointed out another interpretation, that is the way I am reading it. Either way.. How utterly confusing and initially, I would have been hurt and said the exact same thing you did OP.

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