Chime in, please, on SIL's request

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Registered: 12-16-2008
Chime in, please, on SIL's request
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Sun, 03-20-2011 - 8:55am

I was at dinner Friday night with my family, when my sister-in-law called my husband (his sister).

Her 19 year old son is going to visit my 21 year old son out of state.

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Registered: 03-30-2007
Sun, 03-20-2011 - 9:15am

Two young men don't live in a clean apt.?

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Registered: 02-25-2002
Sun, 03-20-2011 - 9:37am

Gosh, I don't know what to say! Perhaps your DH will hire someone to give you a hand, too!

 

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Registered: 10-05-2007
Sun, 03-20-2011 - 11:07am
I'm with Hearto on this one. I probably would have laughed at her, then told her that if she or her son didnt like the living conditions at DS's apartment, then her son didn't need to visit. I wonder if she calls ahead to check on all of the places her adult son goes?!?
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Registered: 06-16-1998
Sun, 03-20-2011 - 11:44am

I would have laughed. Your dh should tell his sister that your son is an adult and gets to live however he wants, and its nobody else's business. If nephew doesn't like the living conditions at his cousin's apartment then he shouldn't stay there. If he doesn't care and its his mother's issue, he should stop telling his mom things that will get her in a lather.

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Registered: 11-13-2009
Sun, 03-20-2011 - 12:02pm
Ditto! That is funny!

Irish, I can't imagine what your husband was thinking in offering to hire those boys a cleaning person! If it bothers her son, I guess he has two choices. Don't go, or go and clean up. Or maybe it doesn't bother him, just your SIL. She can take a hike either way.

 

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Registered: 07-29-2002
Sun, 03-20-2011 - 1:12pm

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!

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Registered: 11-13-2009
Sun, 03-20-2011 - 1:25pm
My house is messy from the clutter... but I would cringe when I'd go inside B's house when he was a teen and living by himself!

Only one time did I help him clean up, and that was blood. Alot of blood. He always had a kind of squeamish stomach. He called me "mom of the year", lol.

 

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Registered: 03-06-2011
Sun, 03-20-2011 - 3:08pm

I would be pretty angry at hubby for offering to hire someone so HER son can be comfortable. I don't know how much a cleaning person costs, but I wouldn't want to foot the bill. Is this request coming from her son or your SIL? Most 19 YO guys don't give a S what the apartment looks like. They just want a place to crash. If it's the kid asking, what a wuss!

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Registered: 03-06-2011
Sun, 03-20-2011 - 3:14pm

My friend from high school was engaged to this guy I never met. She took me to her fiance's place and he wasn't home (she had a key to place and let us in). The place was a mess! My feet were sticking to the floor. There was dried up liquid on the stove (from different kinds of food). There was a petrified piece of broccoli stuck to the burner. Dried up rice a roni everywhere. The bathroom was scuzzy. I didn't want to touch anything there. I told my friend "you're marrying this guy? You got your work cut out for you".

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Registered: 07-29-2002
Sun, 03-20-2011 - 7:10pm

LOL.

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