Don't you hate it when you get a call from someone saying this?
My MIL called me at work today. (I don't know why she didn't call Hubby at home, but she didn't.) She gave me the favor line. Then told me that Meredith (our oldest) called MIL to tell her that Billy (Meredith's hubby from whom she is separated.) sent her a text that he could not take the boys this weekend because he needs to study.
You're a dad now. You study around your kids.
OF COURSE, MIL said yes. She would be happy to take them. Then she immediately calls me, because she had something special going on at church and wanted to know if Hubby and I would take the Theo and Wyatt on Saturday night and Sunday.
Well.....I love my grandkids. I love having them visit. I don't love MIL volunteering to take them, then calling us to bail her out. This is what started a giant feud back in January.
She said that she hopes that Billy doesn't start doing this all the time, since he did the same thing a couple of weekends ago. I told her that he would as long as she keeps agreeing to keep the boys. Of course, MIL "just wants to help". I told her that Billy has family, too, that can help out and that it is his responsibility as a dad to take his boys once in a while.
I also told MIL that she should not say yes when she has other plans. She said she didn't have any plans.
Ummmmm.....then why are you calling me. (No, I did NOT say that out loud.)
So, of course we are going to take them. We really love having them. If Meredith had called, we would probably have been thrilled to say yes. It is just this thing with MIL volunteering to do it, then us having to step in because she had plans.
It is a good thing for all that Hubby and I don't ever have plans. Huh?