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Family and Children / Re: New Grandparent Feeling Left Out
« Last post by Tea Drinker on Today at 10:27:44 PM »
If the visit was planned four months in advance, and the baby was a few days old when this was written, the plans can't have taken into account when the baby was born. So it was either "I'll come x days after the baby is born" or "I'll come on $specific_date, regardless of how soon after the birth that is." Either way, it sounds as though a bit more pre-planning would have helped, even if it was "I want to see the baby as soon as possible, so I'm going to make motel reservations near your house. Is there anywhere I should avoid?"
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All In A Day's Work / Re: How to "Fake it 'till you make it"
« Last post by Benni on Today at 10:26:48 PM »
Come down with a case of food poisoning and regretfully you are too ill to attend.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Favorite winter "comfort" foods
« Last post by catwhiskers on Today at 10:26:13 PM »
Beef stew and mashed potatoes.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Favorite winter "comfort" foods
« Last post by GreenEyedHawk on Today at 10:26:01 PM »
Pretty much anything thick, rich and made in a slow cooker.  Chili, stew, stuff like that.
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What??? ewww
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Family and Children / Re: New Grandparent Feeling Left Out
« Last post by GreenEyedHawk on Today at 10:23:33 PM »
My opinion is going to rely on details that aren't in the OP...most notably, was this visit planned by everyone ( not just Ivy) or did she just take it on herself to show up?
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Time For a Coffee Break! / This is a thing people pay money for?
« Last post by Slartibartfast on Today at 10:13:22 PM »
Babybartfast LOVES all things candy, particularly all things marshmallow-related, but even she thought this sounded disgusting: Peeps-flavored milk.  Which is apparently actually a real thing.

(Started it as a thread in case anyone else has stumbled across a "wait, someone's selling this?" item online!)
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Family and Children / Re: New Grandparent Feeling Left Out
« Last post by Harriet Jones on Today at 10:10:54 PM »
ITA with the previous posters - was Ivy actually invited or did she just announce she was going to come?  If she did just steamroll her way in, I don't have much sympathy for her, especially since it sounds like she wasn't there to help, either.
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Family and Children / Re: New Grandparent Feeling Left Out
« Last post by LifeOnPluto on Today at 10:01:29 PM »
It took me awhile to figure out this was probably written by Ivy's husband (the grandpa). There really isn't enough info to make a proper judgement.

Even if Ivy's visit was "expected", had Ivy just insisted on coming, or did Adam and DIL actually invite her? And what was the discussion like surrounding where Ivy was staying? It sounds like Ivy expected to stay at their house, but the new parents wanted her to stay in a hotel. Was this communicated to Ivy beforehand?

Also, I think it was a bit cold of Adam not to call his Mum after she checked into a hotel. But in fairness, he did say he'd call her the next morning, after the baby's appointment. If I was Ivy, I would have waited until noon on Wednesday, and if I hadn't heard from Adam by then, I would have called him or DIL and asked if I could come around.

I'm wondering if there's a lot of backstory - given the grandpa's last remarks - that we're not getting? 
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All In A Day's Work / Re: Fishy request
« Last post by kglory on Today at 09:59:15 PM »
That's really absurd of him!

For example, I eat beef.  But if my workplace catered a lunch of chicken sandwiches, I wouldn't demand roast beef.  Or lobster.  Or caviar.  That is essentially what he's doing. 

If there is enough nourishing food that he CAN eat, he doesn't get to demand his favorite choice of food.
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