My sister until recently was married to my husband's best friend. And to everyone's credit we all doing our best not to turn this into a who on who's side thing. The problem comes when my husband and I are at social function with my former brother in law without my sister. One of two things happens he either completely abandons all attempts to parent his kids because he believes it my resposibilty. Or he completely spoils them undermines what I know my sister told him about homework and punishments and even goes so far as to say 'I am the fun one, mommy's the mean one, right?"
So my question: What do I do? Do I keep my mouth shut to avoid getting the middle? Do I avoid my former brothere-in-law all together? Or do I call him on his crap?
Answer by ozarkgirl3 at 6:06 PM on Mar. 20, 2009
Answer by DDry at 3:46 PM on Mar. 20, 2009
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Answer by admckenzie at 4:03 PM on Mar. 20, 2009