OP and wife rely on daycare, sitters, and MIL for childcare. MIL’s lack of transportation and unstable housing caused issues during a wedding, upsetting OP.
MIL is jobless, separated, and lacks stable housing. Her inability to drive makes arranging childcare with her difficult due to distant locations.
OP’s wife wanted a weekend trip for a wedding 3 hours away. OP suggested a day trip, depending on his parents’ availability to babysit.
Parents busy with a move, couldn’t babysit. OP suggested a day trip, but wife wanted her mom to babysit for a weekend with friends.
MIL took son to library, got lost on the bus, called during the wedding. Took 2 hours to sort it out.
MIL’s bus mishap, 2-hour phone ordeal, and mood ruined wedding reception.
Wife dismisses concerns about MIL babysitting; OP goes to hotel to avoid further conflict during wedding celebration.
OP’s wife is upset as OP leaves reception to avoid conflict about MIL.
OP is concerned about his child’s safety with MIL due to her lack of transportation skills, while his wife sees the incident as less serious. The argument reflects their differing viewpoints on MIL’s babysitting abilities.
Now that you have read the story, it’s time for you to see what Redditors had to say about this. Read till the end to see what are other people’s opinions on this. Don’t forget to share your own opinion at the end of this article, too.
Your parents, your rules; you decide who babysits.
OP’s concerns about your child’s safety are valid.
You’re prioritizing your child’s well-being over convenience.
It’s essential to ensure a safe environment for your child.
We can trust our instincts when it comes to your child’s care.
The wife should have been attentive.
I totally agree.
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