Help: husband is moving his mother into our home! “Calling frustrated Earlsfield parents”! Builders fly-tip staircase outside my house!

Last Updated on : 28th April 2014

Dear South West London Mum,

My mother has been staying with us over the Easter holidays.

She and Mr NVN tend to have a good relationship, although she’s often bemused by his childish sense of humour.

On Friday this bemusement reached an all time high.

Myself and my mother were sitting on the sofa when we noticed that Mr NVN had one eye closed and was repeatedly looking from one of us to the other.

“Errrr, what are you doing?” I asked, “you’re making us feel a little uncomfortable?”

“It’s weird,” he replied, “but if I look quickly from you to your mother, you appear to age thirty years, it’s just like that Tesco Christmas advert.”

Before I could even begin to object he stuffed his fat foot even further into his mouth.

“Although at the end of the advert the grandmother disappears because she died, so it’s not entirely faithful.”

And with that he turned back to the television, blissfully unaware that myself and my mother were wondering what it would be like if someone else disappeared.

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