Jennifer - posted on 01/22/2011 ( 35 moms have responded )
My husband has a friend that is great. He has helped us on more than one occasion with stuff my husband couldn't do, and my husband has helped him on more than one occasion with stuff he couldn't do. No problem there. He doesn't have a garage or a place for his tools, so we let him keep his in our garage (detached), and even though he has a key, he always tells us when he is comming, cleans up after himself, and even bought a wood burner for the thing. My problem is his wife and kids!!! When they come over, and she is in the house with them, she lets them dig through our fridge and cupboards. She lets them jump on my kids' beds, and never says anything to them when they break one of my kids' toys. Usually when they come, her kids come carrying icecream or a can of pop (just for them, not to share), then lets them eat/drink in my living room, despite my constantly telling them they need to go into the kitchn with it (not to mention, I'm then dealing with my own kids complaining about not having pop/icecream). She smokes, and there is no smoking in my house, so she goes outside. That's fine, but then if the husbands are out in the garage she proceeds to just stay out there and leave me alone with her 3 kids. I have 4 kids of my own, and one is only 3 1/2 months, so I really don't feel like dealing with her kids if it isn't for a good reason (we live in Ohio, so if it's winter, I can't just ship them out the door, because they never have hats or gloves). Last night they were over, and her one son grabbed our 10 week old kitten and almost killed it! I was screaming at him and she just sat on our couch and looked at him like "so, what?". My husband has told his friend, that we really don't appreciate the way she acts at our house, and his friend trys his best to not bring her, but there are times that he has to get something done, and she won't let him come with out her. Anybody else deal with someone like this? What do you do, because I feel like one of these times I'm going to fly off the handle and scream at her in front of the kids, which would be completely inappropriate.