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Poll - Are my FIL and MIL a little nuts??

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Swedishchef, Feb 5, 2013.

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Are my in-laws crazy to drive a total of 300 miles to get my son's toys?

  1. Yes - I would have simply bought new ones.

    3 vote(s)
    10.0%
  2. No - I would have done the same thing for my grandchildren

    14 vote(s)
    46.7%
  3. Depends - How bored would I be on a -21C day?

    13 vote(s)
    43.3%
  1. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    I can easily see why they would take the drive. Sometimes it takes very little to decide they need to go for a drive somewhere and what better excuse than to help out a grandchild?

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  2. SlyFerret

    SlyFerret Minister of Fire

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    They were bored, not crazy.

    They felt like they were being useful, and it gave them something to do to get out of the house. I'm not retired, but I work from home. I can relate to the need to get out and do something... anything!

    -SF
  3. Swedishchef

    Swedishchef Minister of Fire

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    dennis: You are likely right. They are a simple type and love to do thing for their 2 grandkids (my kids). And all things equal, they will likely be the only grandkids they will ever have.

    SF: working from home can not be easy!!! And yes, I think you were right: it got them out of the house.
  4. Gark

    Gark Minister of Fire

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    No matter the motivation, your son's grandparents are awesome people. Not crazy. May I suggest that you print and save this thread to show it to your kid(s) in about 15 years?
  5. Swedishchef

    Swedishchef Minister of Fire

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    Great suggestion Gark.

    They are some of the nicest/kindest people in the world. There's no doubt about it!!!!!!!!!!! But from my upbringing, doing something like that (going back to get a couple of toys that the kid has been attached to for a month) would be absurd. I am glad that I see the way some families really are!

    Andrew

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