How would you handle it if your child told a friend they could live with you for a few months? Due to the friends parents moving out of the school district a few month before the end of the school year. The friends family is low income and moved in with family. Also this is graduation year of high school. Not that it would matter to me but the friend is of another race. After the friend moves in it changes to a couple summer weeks too. Just to let you know this is what happened to my Mother-in-law. Her granddaughter invited a friend to move in when, she found out her friends Mom lost her income from the state and had to move in with family. Oh yeah and didn't discuss this with her grandmother first! My Mother-in-law already is letting my neice and her Dad live with her for free and now this. So, I took it upon myself to ask the girlfriend how long she plans to stay. She didn't answer and got my neice involved. Was I wrong to step in? I love my Mother-in-law and she has been wonderful to me since my Mom passed three years ago.
Ok, I would talk to my kid and ask the real reasons of this suggestion - if she just wanted to help, I think family should agree, but before all of you need to agree with some rules. The rules like: who should clean the house, how should they behave and what shouldn't you do.
You have to be shure everything will be fine with your Mother-in-law, so you have all rights to step in. Just be sure you want only to help - not to affect).