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Old 06-02-2011, 11:48 AM   #26
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Re: My dad forgot what it's like to have kids

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Originally Posted by luvsviola View Post
He is just clueless. I'd reply with "Thanks for the offer, but I think we'd be more comfortable at a hotel with a pool."
This. I don't think he was being mean. He's just clueless and unless you are planning a sit-down and discussing things together in a good environment for sharing, leave it be. Just thank him and move on.

My FIL and his wife love for us to visit and we love visiting them, but after our last visit we have decided that we will always stay at the local suites hotel a half mile from their home. They are the chatchki (sp?) types. They have a ton of little decorative and breakable items all over their home and even though they clear some things away, there is still a ton of stuff that the LOs can't touch. We despise spending our whole vacation telling DS not touch something every 5 seconds.

So rather than making them conform to our needs, we'll take care of our own and just apologize for not partaking of their hospitality. We'll visit but not stay at their home.

Good luck
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