My mother is coming from out of state to be here for dd's birthday. Its tomorrow and we are having a small thing (grandpa, both grandmas, mommy and daddy). SO's mother and father actually won't be coming with us to the outing so it will just be dd and us three... or was supposed to be. The actual party won't be until next weekend. I just found out that my mother is giving a friend of a friend, whom none of us have ever met, a ride to the eastern shore. Now we have to provide a place to stay for a stranger and I think she is expecting that he will come along with us on dd's birthday. I don't know if I really feel comfortable with this. The actual party, where there will be lots of people (friends and family who sometimes bring their own friends), I'd say ok, but her actual birthday is supposed to be immediate family only. I don't even know this person. dd certainly doesn't know him. I'm not even sure how well my mother knows him. The intimacy is supposed to be part of what makes this special... but even if I don't let him come, if I'm the rude party pooper, what is he supposed to do? Stay in my house all day by himself? I wish someone would have told me this before now...
Your thoughts? What would you do or say?
Asked by Anonymous at 9:46 AM on Jan. 27, 2013 in General Parenting
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