Shall I Say something?
Me and my husband we got a new home and we choose mainly white or cream colour for everything, sofas carpets etc. We had a baby last year and her birthday is coming up. His brother got a dog and after that we avoided having them around our house as we didn't want the dog here when the baby was little and secondly is a very young dog not well behaved and we know it will make a mess. Even when he will be trained we both agreed that we don't want any pets in the house. I love dogs but I want my house as germs free as possible. I know I may be OCD woth this but that's my choice. My husband supports me on this but we are trying to be nice and we didn't say anything to his brother. His brother is living away so every time he comes he brings the dog and we always end up having a gathering at their parents house which is near because we don't want to say we don't want his dog over. This time is our Lo's first birthday and I want to have her birthday at our house as is special and it's our first house too. I can't keep having parties at their parents house. We are adults we have a life and it's our rules. I spoke to my MIL about this and she said I can't ask them not to bring their dog it's their baby but I stood up for myself for the first time and I said well they can't keep putting us in this situation. It was their choice to have a dog but its our choice not to want it over. She was shocked but she was telling me if you want them their you have to have the dog, roll up carpets , cover sofas with towels so they don't get dirty. I don't want to change my house decor and make it look messy so I can have a dog around. Also this will be ongoing. I can't not have parties at my house for the rest of our lives because of the dog. I just don't want it over. My choice. I love dogs but it's my choice not to want a pet. If I wanted I would off get one. Am I unreasonable? I want to get my husband to tell his brother. Is it a good idea?