Post # 1
So we had easter dinner yesterday at the in-laws house. My MIL is quite obviously craving grandchildren, has been making it known for awhile.
She did two odd things…at least DH and I thought so and I wanted some input.
1) My niece who I am very close too, lives an hour away and I go to her house, she never comes out my way. Well my MIL out of the blue insisted she comes to the in-laws home (she has been once before for the rehearsal dinner) and go swimming in their pool. I told her that she is neve out that way and that issn’t going to happen. She still insisted she should come swimming.
2) She bought an egg colouring kit and hardboiled a dozen eggs. She wanted the 4 of us (27-29 years of age) to colour easter eggs…we all declined.
Post # 2
I so dyed eggs yesterday, with FI and my parents. Never to old to act like a kid 🙂
Post # 3
missjewels: She just sounds friendly.
Post # 4
Doesn’t sound all that weird to me. Many people I know enjoy swimming and always loved being invited for a swim. I also dye easter eggs every and I’m now 24.
Post # 5
Doesn’t sound weird to me.
Post # 6
no, not weird at all.
edit: I hope she wasn’t too bummed that no one wanted to color eggs with her. She probably thought it would be a cute way to celebrate Easter together..
Post # 7
I don’t think it sounds too weird. I’d be super excited if someone brought DH and I some hard boiled eggs and an egg dyeing kit!
Post # 8
How old is your niece? Like a young child? Do you think that she wanted her around to somehow show that you should have kids? I think if she doesnt usually visit them that might be a little weird but like others have said maybe she was just being friendly. As the for eggs, I have to agree with PP’s as well, sounds like fun!
Post # 9
Hmm, hard to tell…Easter spirit?
Post # 10
IMO, your MIL sounds lovely.
Post # 11
So your MIL invited your niece over. And then she wanted to color Easter eggs.
maybe I’m missing something. Where’s the part that’s supposed to be weird?
Post # 12
missjewels: Sounds friendly to me! I agree with PP’s, I hope she wasn’t disappointed about the eggs. I’d probably end up doing them just so she wouldn’t feel bad.
Post # 13
Not weird. But I think you were all kinda rude by not wanting to partake in a totally appropriate Easter tradition of dying eggs.
Post # 14
Haha my partner & I bought each of “the kids” (his 2 adult kids & their bf/gf & my nephew, ages 17-23) a giant kinder surprise egg for easter. All the other adults at the table were disappointed to miss out & fought over who got to build the toys inside!
Post # 15
Can’t see anything weird in any of this. I hope your MIL’s feelings weren’t too hurt by everyone refusing to colour eggs though.