MIL is supposed to be staying with us for the week of Thanksgiving. She told me that she needs to make sure the entire house is free from stuff that she can't have (she is a diabetic and has no self control) so everything has to be sugar free (which BTW most of the stuff is horrible for you). . I have 2 kids at home ( 7 and 3) and I am pregnant. I don't want them or me eating all of that sugar free crap, the have a well balanced diet that yes, does include treats. I am not going to make them give those up for a week because MIL can't control herself. The other thing is, with diabetes being so much about portion control, MIL could mess up her blood sugar by eating too much rice, bread or potatoes, so unless we are going to keep only meat and veggies in the house, she is going to have to exercise some self control. She is flying in so I told her that on the way home from the airport, I will be happy to take her to the store and let her pick our some sugar free things just for herself or she can give me a list of a few things and I will get them. I will tell my kids not to eat her stuff but I am going to have their stuff too.
She said she can't possibly stay with us if there is going to be cookies and regular ice cream in the house. I told her "I am sorry you feel that way, please let me know where you will be staying".
Then she went to DH, I told him what was going on too. He sees it both ways BUT he doesn't eat sweets and crabs, he just doesn't like them (he eat beef jerky like there is no tomorrow though) so for him, not having any in the house would be no big deal but for me and the kids, it's not going to happen, especially for someone who will likely load up on carbs at dinner anyway.