When people think they can slide something by me without my finding out about it. As I've mentioned before, I'm estranged from my parental units due to a large amount of boundary trampling.
As a bit more background, I am on good terms with my younger brother, who still lives with the parents now because he's gone back to school for engineering and this upcoming spring semester will be his last and he plans on moving out and getting a place with his gf then. But as our parents are paying for his school and he lives with them, and knowing how they are, I'm sure they put him up to this.
See, I found out after their visit (brother and gf) on Saturday that he gave my boys his cell phone # and told them if they wanted to talk to their grandparents, to let him know and he'd put them on the phone. He also said "Your grandparents love and miss you a lot and would love to hear from you."
My oldest told me this Sunday morning as we were driving to church and it bothered me quite a bit but then after talking to someone else at the church and to DH and my best friend, I'm not so much mad at my brother as I am disappointed though admittedly not surprised. Most likely they pushed him to do this and not wanting to jeopardize the funding for school this close to graduating, he went along with it.
So I'm more annoyed than angry, I suppose because I didn't fully trust him to begin with. I love him, he's my baby brother, and there was a time I was as spineless wrt them as he is now so I can't really judge too harshly.
But mostly I'm saying "Come on, really? Y'all haven't learned that I have ways of finding things out?" Even if my son hadn't told me, I would have found out when the cell phone bill came in!