Hi Hema, its so strange that similar things happened in all our homes. My ILs as i have mentioned earlier, left home to be with her DD for more than 2.5 yrs. During this there were many occasions and crises happened at our end. But they never bothered to come inspite of being called repeatedly. So we ended up having my parents over. and naturally we had one or two tours with them around Bombay during their extended stay with us. Now when my ILs are back as my SIL is in abroad nw my MIL will make it a point to mention those very places where we went with my parents and literally weep and complain that her son is being guided by 'outsiders' as to not take his mom to places inspite taking 'strangers' out.