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#61 of 63 Old 03-03-2010, 01:19 PM
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I do think we should all try to keep in mind that no matter what, these grandparents took DD to church because they love her. I'm not saying that OP shouldn't be annoyed, or that not telling her was right, I just thought we could all use a quick step back and remember that this definitely came out of love for the grandchild.

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We're atheists but I let my mother take my kids to church once. They are mature enough that they understand our beliefs and her beliefs and won't be affected by an hour of Sunday school. I would have liked to find a different sitter that day but we had a wedding to attend and didn't have another option.
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Originally Posted by snoopy5386 View Post
I fully trust MIL and SFIL to take care of DD, I know they would never behave in a malicious or underhanded way with her/us.

BUT I do think it is weird that they never mentioned church to us.....I'm not really sure why.
I don't think this was sneakiness in a let's get grand daughter indoctrinated as soon as possible. I think it was a let's see what we can get away with.

They didn't tell you because they know you'd object. They might not have even planned to do this to start with. It may have been a spur of the moment, impulsive type of thing: Hey, let's meet the cousins at that church and show off the grand daughter!

That's my take, anyway.

Yes, they sneaked her to church and realized they couldn't hide such a big thing. I think I'd leave it alone. But now you know.


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