That’s why, for the second barbecue she hosted last year, she decided to buy even more food for all of her guests. Yet, her sister-in-law’s family proceeded to take all of the leftovers without even asking first.
She didn’t find out until afterward, once all of the food was gone– including the dishes– and her kids were still hungry.
She knows it was her sister-in-law’s family who did it, too, since they had been the only people who left by that point.
So, for this year’s barbecue and beach day, she decided just not to invite her sister-in-law, her sister-in-law’s husband, or their daughter.
“I can’t afford to feed them, and quite frankly, I don’t want to feed them,” she reasoned.
“I don’t want to have a beach day and have to run out to the store midway through to get my kids something to eat when I know I packed and cooked plenty to last a day.”
The barbecue and beach day reportedly went great, too, and no guest was left hungry.
However, her sister-in-law wound up finding out that they weren’t invited and was seriously furious.
First, her sister-in-law claimed that they “would have liked a family meal, too.” But she just responded that she couldn’t afford to feed her sister-in-law’s family.
At that point, her sister-in-law asked what that meant. So, in the nicest way possible, she tried to explain the food issue to her sister-in-law.
Ever since then, she has gotten called every name in the book and was accused of both embarrassing and fat-shaming her sister-in-law.