My mother in law, in her well meaning excitement, has mentioned to me in an email that she has the crib that her kids used stored in her attic and that its in "great condition". She wants to use it at her house and feels that all she needs to do is "buy a new mattress". HER KIDS ARE 32, 30, AND 24!!!!!!!! I've had a hunch that she was planning on this just from her dropping hints in the past on how she has been saving the crib all these years. But now that she has actually come out and directly suggested, I want to flip out! C'mon, I mean really she is smarter than that ... she's a teacher!.... why put me in the awkward position to address this problem?!
My hubbo is very loving and supportive of everything I do and he agrees with my reasoning (HELLO! SAFETY STANDARDS) .... but when it comes to his mother he'd rather avoid anything that may displease or offend her.
I just read the portion in Baby Bargains that addresses this exact problem and it confirms all of my fears. I'm not being a b*tch, but she is crazy if she thinks I'm going to let her put my baby in that thing. My question to the board is .... how in the world do I address this with her? I have to admit I'm intimidated by the situation and don't want to offend her....
of do you agree with my husband and think I'm overreacting and should just "let it go"? TIA!