MIL! Am I being unreasonable?
MIL has promised to buy us the cot for the baby. We have been looking around and have decided on getting a set from argos with changer and wardrobe (mamas and papas). I don't really wanna pay lots of money for a wardrobe and changer so I thought it would be good to get it and let MIL chip in. I didn't want to order it without asking so when hubby was on the phone to her tonight I asked him to ask if it would be ok to go ahead and get it and she can pay us back. He just happened to ask when she thought she'd have the money (??175) coz we can't really afford to pay out the whole amount (??500). We knew she was skint and asked if January was ok because we thought we would be ok til then to hold off for it. She basically jumped down his throat and asked not to put a time limit on it coz of Christmas etc and she said "it's not like you need it right away because baby will sleep in the moses basket." Can she honestly expect me to wait til after the baby is born (March) before getting a cot? Surely not!!! If she couldn't afford it she should have just said like 4 months ago when she promised and we would have saved more money!!!! I'm left being torn between feeling upset and anxious about paying for it and guilty for asking for the money. There is no way I'm not getting the furniture soon as I would like to be organised but at the same time money isn't exactly flowing.