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    hope this is ok after recent moans about non crafting issues but just wanted some feedback on an idea
    my son split up with his girlfriend of 2 years and went out with another girl for a while, he then realised how much he loved the first girlfriend and she felt the same way so now they're trying again
    we have a good relationship with her so everyone is happy at the moment
    today she moves into a flat with her sister and I think my son will be a regular houseguest
    I was thinking of making up a funny survival kit for her for when he visits
    just silly things like a loaf of bread , baked beans , tomato sauce . box of cereal etc etc as its a standing joke about how much he lives on these things
    do you think its a crazy idea or that she will think I'm crazy
    I was going to make her a card as well and put in a bottle of wine for her
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  • #2
    I think it's a great idea. It's a bit of fun, and a shared joke between the two of you.

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    • #3
      Hi Sunrise

      I think this is a lovely idea! Its always difficult when things have been on and off with your sons relationship, I think by you giving her this gift will just go to show her how much you are thinking about her......and if the items are a standing joke she will appreciate it even more.
      hope this helps
      kazx
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      • #4
        I can see why you ask, it could be a dodgy one. Maybe you could joke with her about it and say what you would like to do and see what reception it gets and judge it from there. I could do it with one of my DinL, she would appreciate it but definately not the other, she would feel I was either mollycoddling him or doubting her ability to look after my son. Let us know what you decide to do. We might even be able to offer a few more survival kit suggestions lol.
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        • #5
          thank you , we have a really good relationship with her and me and hubby were devastated when they split up we were just coming to terms with it 5 months on and now shes back on the scene lol , I just don't want to put my hopes up that it will last although they are made for eachother !!
          I told hubby my idea about the survival kit today and he gave me a look that made me think maybe it was mad so thats why I thought I'd ask
          she will definately see the funny side of it and trust me he eats loads of the things I mentioned so it will help out as well
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          • #6
            any other ideas are most welcome
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            • #7
              Thats really nice that you both get on with her so well. I get on with my boyfriends parents well, and its a nice feeling to know that I'm so welcome in their family.

              I think what you are planning is a good idea, go for it

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              • #8
                Wow thats scary....My life is heading in the same way your sons gfs is!!

                I think the survival pack sounds like a great idea!
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                • #9
                  Why not double bluff it? Tell her you were thinking of this for her but did not want to make her uncomfortable with any implied commitment, give her the survival kit and let the 'joke' be on your son when he gets there. That way she knows you care, there is no pressure and you get to give a practical and generous gift.
                  Oh I dread this when my DS gets older
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                  • #10
                    trust me its sooooooooooo weird when they get 'other halves'
                    we went to his girlfriends 18th birthday party last year and my son was talking to her and her Dad came over put his arm around my son and was talking to them both and it suddenly hit me that one day even if its not with this girl he will have another family who hopefully love him as one of theirs
                    my friends thought I was mad but it was a very strange feeling
                    I'm lucky that her family adore my son as much as we do ( well maybe not quiet as much lol ) but then we think the world of his girlfriend too
                    I think its important that we get to know their other halves and quite often organise family nights so that we all meet up , have dinner and play a board game and most importantly eat chocolate !!!
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                    • #11
                      I think it's a great idea esp if she has sense of humour. why not put something in for her survival as well as the wine. give her some chocs or what ever is her fav thing to eat.
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                      • #12
                        you read my mind I was thinking chocolates as well
                        thanks for your suggestions keep them coming
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                        • #13
                          Great idea and I like the double bluff one with the girlfriend in on it, as long as your son has a decent sense of humour too though! It is difficult, as Critchley said, with people's different senses of humour and personalities. The bottle of wine is definitely a good idea! My one sil is lovely and her parents and my hubby's parents are very friendly. My parents weren't and now my dad is no longer here my mum rarely goes out and doesn't really want to either. I think it'd be lovely to get to know the other half's family
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                          • #14
                            I think it is a fantastic idea. I would definitely see the funny side of it and would appreciate the "inlaws" being so at ease with me.

                            Strange thing for me is that I get on better with my in-laws now I'm divorced from their son. My Father in law will sit and have long chats with me about anything and everything, yet in the 12 years I was with his son he hardly spoke to me. In fact, every year I go the 300 odd miles with the children and stay with my ex-inlaws and my sister-in-law tells everyone I'm her sister!!!!!

                            (have to add my ex hasnt seen or spoken to the children or his own family for 3 years but thats another story)

                            Sunrise you go for it, I am sure she will appreciate the fact that you care about her!!
                            Diane
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                            • #15
                              I'm going to tescos tomorrow and I'm going to do it lol
                              have added orange squash to my list as he drinks it by the pint
                              a bottle of coke as he drinks it by the gallon and spiderman sweet cigarettes as he's superhero mad
                              unfortunately she is not quite the perfect possible daughter in law
                              I text her today to offer her his 3ft superman statue which lives on our landing as he's got no room in his bedroom now and I said she could have it as a moving in present ( I was joking honest lol ) and she turned it down !!!
                              strange girl
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