My mil is what one could call a 'smooth operator' . Like the camel who put his nose in the tent and gradually brought the tent down . I have seen this behaviour , so i don't trust her anymore and we had lot of cold vibes. She lives with us. We have a cook and she gets her diet required meals separately done as per her wishes, while we get generic stuff from the cook as well. Usually my husband and i decide on the generic stuff. All this has happened over the years with much problem else she was controlling everything. Today told me ' let's have stuffed paratha made'.I was caught totally by surprise. I am the non-confrontational, polite sorts. I just told her that we can do it over the weekend and left it at that. The thing is, with my mil, it is never that ' she just felt like eating it'. It is a way of getting back control over what we eat How should i respond to this? I know where this will go, every weekend she will decide what we get made on the pretext of giving friendly suggestions. I am a very transparent person. This Slyness is not something I am comfortable with. We do get stuffed parathas sometimes and last week she had relatives over when we were not there and got her food made the way she wants, so it is not like she is craving for it. We order food sometimes and my husband asks her what she wants as well. Whats the best way to handle? Should i just say my kid doesn't feel like it and ward it off? I don't want her interfering in what I eat.