We went to the zoo last week and since it is near where they lived we bought everyone pizza and took it to them so they could see the kids. They live about two hours away from us nd we do not see them often. The last time we saw them was September. The kids were so excited and couldn't wait to talk to them and share all their new stories with them.
She even texted me the next day to say how much they had grow and how impressed she was at what they knew.
Well fast forward about a week. We were talking on the phone last night and were discussing car mileage. I made the comment that hubby was talking about getting me a different van.(my van has high miles and we got it dirt cheap) But I had told him not to bother because I like my van. It just needs a little work, plus I don't put a lot of miles on a car.(plus Hubby is a mechanic/body man) We have had it 9 months and have put less than 4k on it since we got it. Recently because it has needed a little work we have been taking hubbies truck when we go out as a whole family.(hubby has been covered up with work in the garage and hasn't had a chance to work on my van)
Sure we got to the store, shopping, little field trips etc. But it is Winter we don't run a lot..never have. I'm sure when they get older and have more activities it will be different.
We move onto a different topic and about 3 minutes later, she just flips out on me. Saying that I don't take them out enough and I should take them on field trips. I pointed out that we went to the zoo the week before and to their house for a visit. Also that we don't run a lot in the Winter especially with the nasty weather we had had recently.(I also mentioned that we had been hiking twice and out shopping the two weeks before that)
That just wasn't good enough for her. She then proceeded that I (being a sahm with NOTHING to do) had more time than anyone on my hands and should be taking trips/field trips all the time. I asked her just where we should be going. She said should could make a list a mile long. I (was refusing to engage her anger..because I am not quite sure what started all this) joking said I would like to see her list. She then (realising that I wasn't going to get upset) informed me that I wouldn't want to see her list..and that I have too much time on my hands to be sitting at home doing nothing.
I tried to point out that we have school to do, chores to do, I help hubby run a business, we eat at home three meals a day(someone has to cook those meals), laundry, etc..and I don't have as much 'time on my hands' as people like to think
She informed me that I was just making excuses. And that I should be putting a lot more miles on my car than that.
Like I said. I can't win. :(
Sorry this is so long, I just needed to put it out there. Not sure why she seems to think everything I do is wrong.