Had to call MIL out on her BS

posted 3 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@SweetartMD:  It was a bit snarky, but I like it. How inconsiderate could she be? asking you to participate, then not telling you when she canceled the plans.

Do you have another event or outlet where you could sell your crafts?

Maybe you could buy yourself something nice with the profits and rub it in a little bit the next time you are together.

“Oh this? I bought it with the profits from my soap, chapstick and hats”

Or give her soap for Christmas.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@SweetartMD:  Are there craft fairs where you live? If you don’t have enough for a table of your own, most craft fairs can hook up two people to share a table.

Post # 6
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871 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@SweetartMD:  You were much nicer than I would have been and I agree she should be getting a LOT of soap and whatever else you made for Christmas. 

Post # 9
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7630 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

@SweetartMD:  They’re so cute! 

I don’t think your response was too bad. She needed to know that you’re out money. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

@SweetartMD:  LOL love the idea of getting her a soap basket for xmas!

I’d be upset too…she should have called, texted, emailed, sent the message through your DH..ANYTHING!

If you can’t sell them for profit, then perhaps you can give them away to others as gifts.  I honestly love homemade soaps/candles/etc, so perhaps you can still get some bang for your buck.

Good Luck!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Jellyfish, Punta Cana DR

@SweetartMD:  here may be a lot of other vendors, but are they as good as yours? Give it a shot! You have nothing to lose. Laughing

 

If you decide to sale your stuff through Etsy, let me know! 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Jellyfish, Punta Cana DR

@SweetartMD:  No problem! 

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2014

It was a little snarky, but I like it. I think it was really rude of your MIL to not let you know.. for whatever reason.

I’m dealing with a bit of FMIL trouble of my own, so I’m glad I’m not the only one. Yell

Keep us posted on if you begin selling them on your own! (on etsy or otherwise!)

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

Those heart soaps are ADORABLE! I think what you texted was the perfect level of snarkiness. I mean, she deserved to be chewed out, she she got off light! 

Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@SweetartMD:  I love the soap you made.

And I guess MIL knows what she’s getting for Christmas then 🙂

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