Came to dinner 1 hour late because the husband decided to go out sailing. Then, once arrived, the wife decided you didn't have enough potatoes (4 very large) to make mashed potatoes (for 4 people) and you should also make rice. THEN, told you that you didn't put enough butter in the mashed potatoes, AND you made a cucumber salad, but it "didn't have enough mayo" Now... what if this dinner guest was your mother?
I recently had a baby, so my mother obviously wants me to visit her often. Usually it is easier for us if they come to me...obviously, I have a 3month old and she has a lot of crap that generally comes along with her.
However, I hate that dinner has to be mom's way, even at my house.
I know this may seem like a "Mom" rant, but seriously?? We usually try to meet up over the weekends, and we (DH and I) can't always afford to eat out, at least not right now since I'm not working and I don't want my parents to feel like they should pay if we eat out.
So, how should I handle having my parents as dinner guests? Note that Dad said that dinner was awesome and he was not the least bit difficult and also, even though he was late due to sailing, he was doing me a favor this time by bringing a piece of furniture.