Ladies I had the most baffiling experience with my Aunt last night.
First a little back ground- My two sisters live with my aunt. My youngest sister has two kids and her youngest is 9 months. I currently live in an apartment and my vehicle is in the shop. DH got in an accident with his car so we are without a vehicle at the moment.
So to help me out with things right now I asked my sister if she did not mind washing the newborn clothes for my LO (since they have a washer/dryer at home) I am not comfortable with washing LO clothes in my apartments laundry mat. My sister came and got the clothes from my house and took them back to her house. Well from what my sister told me my aunt completely lost it when she saw my sis walk in with a plastic storage tub full of clothes. Saying stuff like well is she (ME) going to help me pay the water bill and why can't she wash clothes where she lives at? Next my aunt calls my MOM and says that she is completely PISSED OFF at me and she doesn't understand why I can't wash LO clothes at my apartments and that her water bill has gone up. Then my mom calls me saying she is just relaying a message to me from my aunt because my aunt is on her way to her birthday dinner. (At this point...I was completely floored!)
Well birthday dinner or not I politely called my aunt and told her that I apologized about any inconvenience I may have caused her and that I was not trying to upset her. I also reminded her that I had asked to come over and wash some of LO clothes the previous week and she was ok with it but my uncle was currently fixing something on it because water had been leaking all over the floor. therefore I could not do any washing at that time. And then I told her that instead of calling my mom she should have just called and talked to me herself instead of passing messages through my mom.
She then replies, "well since the clothes are already there they can go ahead and get washed." I replied no thanks I do not feel comfortable with that and I will be by tomorrow to pick them up. I love my aunt dearly but this makes me not want to go over her house or ask her for anything no matter how small this may be. I have to wonder if this blow up is really about a bigger issue than just some clothes.
Sorry for the long rant but I am still stunned.