See what CafeMoms are saying about saving time this holiday season..
Ok so my childrens' cousins IMO are little bullies. Every Sunday my in-laws cook for the family (and it started out being a small thing...just their kids and families). My FIL is one of those people who will put a face on and treat others better than his own family. It gets on my nerves...but for the past few weeks he has given an open invite for the cousins to come eat too.
I have bite my tongue and tried to deal with it and appreciate the free meal, even though the cousins and their kids are VERY annoying...always some drama and the conversation is ALWAYS about them. Today I was going to the bathroom and in the bedroom I hear one of the little cousins tell my daughter (they are both 6 btw) "I don't want you in here, you are ugly, you stink and you look like a (r-word) because you have cross eyes" Then she tells her "Just go outside, I am sick of looking at you, I don't play with people who have prettier clothes than me...I will only play with you if you take these scissors and cut your dress.." That's when I came into the bedroom. I told my daughter who is in tears to come into the living room and told the other little girl that it is VERY wrong what she just said. I took her to her mom and told her, her mom got mad at ME and said I am lying and they were just "being little girls".
To avoid drama, I got my husband and we packed up our three kids and left. I told my MIL (Sweeeeeet woman) that we won't be coming back for Sunday dinners just because it is becoming too much. I know she is hurt by it, but my child shouldn't be put through that. This is NOT the first time, almost every time my daughter ends up in tears and I am tired of it.
Do you feel I did the right thing? My husband said I should have confronted and gave his parent's an ultimatum, but I felt my child just needed out of the situation asap.