On my MIL’s birthday we received a phone call at 7:30 pm.
“Hi Katie, it’s Larry. I want you to tell Dave (my DH) that we are very upset with him. Today is his mother’s birthday and he hasn’t called yet.”
I started to reply, “No, he’s at a vendor supper and he’s going to call as soon as…”
“…he gets home,” was going to be the rest of my sentence but I never got a chance to finish because FIL hung up on me. I have issues with the way my in-laws do things but have kept silent except for one time. DH usually just lets stuff like this go but this was so uncalled for I’ve asked him to say something. He will when we go up after Christmas.
DH had left for work at 8am so couldn’t have called before. 1217-13
Wow, what a shame your in-laws choose to create division between themselves and their son because he did not call to wish Mom greetings on her birthday in a timely fashion. They made assumptions that pointed them to a negative conclusion rather than assuming the best.