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for a MIL vent. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Ds turned two about three weeks ago, but as we were all sick we rescheduled it. (FWIW, mil told me she was glad we changed it b/c she didn't want to catch what we had.) New time is tomorrow night.<br><br>
I've talked to my sil a couple of times this week about it. She phoned last night, said she mentioned it to mil, who said she didn't know anything about it.<br><br>
Dh is "pretty sure" he told his dad, but that's obviously no guarantee. I *think* I told his mom, but again, not 100% sure.<br><br>
Anyways...<br><br>
Mil phoned a little while ago, to tell me to tell dh his dad isn't coming in on Saturday (never was, as far as we knew, but whatever). I asked her if they were coming in for J's birthday party, and she says, "What birthday party?"<br><br>
I said, "J's birthday party."<br><br>
"Well, I don't know anything at all about it." (In this totally snippy tone of voice.)<br><br>
So I said, "Oh, shoot, Nate was supposed to tell (fil) about it, so that's a miscommunication on his part. When I talked to (sil) yesterday, she said she mentioned it to you and you said you didn't know anything about it. Sorry about that!"<br><br>
Dead silence. Then she made an excuse to get off the phone.<br><br>
Soooo.... I totally caught her in a lie. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
WHY make such a BFD about it? I didn't think we needed to send out engraved invitations! I realize that yeah, we messed up in not telling them when it was rescheduled to, but couldn't she have just phoned yesterday after talking to sil to see what was up?<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">
 

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I don't know anything about it, in a snippy voice, actually means: "I heard about it, but not from you, so I am going to pretend I don't know about it. I am going to act like a baby now. You must tell me every detail of your life the minute it happens, otherwise you don't care about me at all. Why does everyone hate me?" *sarcasm<br><br>
I speak MIL, that's how I know!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I don't know anything about it, in a snippy voice, actually means: "I heard about it, but not from you, so I am going to pretend I don't know about it. I am going to act like a baby now. You must tell me every detail of your life the minute it happens, otherwise you don't care about me at all. Why does everyone hate me?" *sarcasm<br><br>
I speak MIL, that's how I know!</div>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I don't know anything about it, in a snippy voice, actually means: "I heard about it, but not from you, so I am going to pretend I don't know about it. I am going to act like a baby now. You must tell me every detail of your life the minute it happens, otherwise you don't care about me at all. Why does everyone hate me?" *sarcasm<br><br>
I speak MIL, that's how I know!</div>
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Yes-- drama-queen!!!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I don't know anything about it, in a snippy voice, actually means: "I heard about it, but not from you, so I am going to pretend I don't know about it. I am going to act like a baby now. You must tell me every detail of your life the minute it happens, otherwise you don't care about me at all. Why does everyone hate me?" *sarcasm<br><br>
I speak MIL, that's how I know!</div>
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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>mom2005</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/7897380"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">I don't know anything about it, in a snippy voice, actually means: "I heard about it, but not from you, so I am going to pretend I don't know about it. I am going to act like a baby now. You must tell me every detail of your life the minute it happens, otherwise you don't care about me at all. Why does everyone hate me?" *sarcasm<br><br>
I speak MIL, that's how I know!</div>
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Apparently my grandma speaks MIL, too!
 

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Before she ended the conversation, she said that, "weather dependent," they would be here for the party.<br><br>
So they came, but she made a point of saying, like five times, how it's a "measure of her affection for her family" that they braved the roads to get here. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes"><br><br>
Apparently at one point they were anywhere from 45 to 75 degrees toward the ditch (different number every time she told the story) as the roads were muddy/slushy (they drive on gravel for about 1/10th of the way to our house).<br><br>
Oh, bil and sil, who don't have to drive on any gravel, but live about the same distance from our place, also came down, on the same roads (less the gravel), with no problems.<br><br>
Oh well, at least she puts the "fun" in dysfunctional! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> i love these stories they make me laugh. they'd be funnier if someone didn't have to deal with these people
 
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