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"For my husband's birthday (my son's father), she kindly offered to watch their sixteen month old son for the long weekend while they went on a special father-son hike."I seriously think that is sort of generous. Not as generous as if the boy were 16 days or 16 weeks, but no trifle either. A parent is a parent, after all.
So DIL "offered" to take care of her own child for a three day weekend? How generous of her.
That might just be some very awkward wording, but it sure sounds a lot like something my own MIL would have said. (Right before she reminded me that I wasn't capable of taking care of my own child while DH and FIL were gone for a week every year.) I burst into tears at least once every year during that week myself.
Why is taking care of her own child "generous"?
Because looking after a toddler with no break for a three day weekend is a big job, and would earn me big brownie points from my husband. And vise versa.