“And I knew my mother-in-law would probably hang around and talk with her daughter for a bit while there, so I wasn’t expecting a message until 11:30 a.m. or 12:00 p.m.,” she explained.
Well, hours passed by, and by 2:00 p.m., she still had not heard from her mother-in-law. By that point, it was also too late for her to get all of the errands done, which is why she just told her mother-in-law never mind.
Her mother-in-law apologized and offered to take the baby the following day. However, she told her mother-in-law no and decided to ask her own mom to babysit instead.
She did this even though her mom did not get off of work until mid-afternoon, leaving her with less time to get her errands done.
She realizes that it would have just been easier to allow her mother-in-law to babysit her newborn.
“But I felt like my mother-in-law had disrespected my time– although I don’t feel like she did it on purpose– and I made my decision for the sole reason that I didn’t want to reward her for it,” she vented.
Still, ever since basically denying her mother-in-law an opportunity to babysit, she’s been left wondering whether that was a jerky move or not.
Can you understand why she got frustrated by her mother-in-law’s flaking? Do you think she did the right thing by having her own mom babysit instead? What would you have done?
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