My mistake. This makes my point even stronger - it's not like the lady doesn't have enough to do already. M2A, you are the only one on this thread who seems to be drawing a distinction between wife's family and husband's family. If you read my first post carefully, you'll notice I said my own mother and great aunt took cabs, too. As far as I'm concerned, the fact that you keep bringing this up (the exact relation, which is irrelevant) means it is important to YOU. I'm not sure that anything about OP's predicament would change even if it were her ENTIRE family arriving at the airport. She'd still be anxious about driving, and the welfare of her child. By the way, have you met Darmesh? He had a wildly popular thread a day or two ago, which has now been closed. He plays the same kind of devil's advocate role you are doing (pointing out how pesky wives always disrupt the sacred bonds between husband and his precious family). Now Darmesh is out of action, you have surfaced to continue his work. Maybe you guys should join forces to teach all us wayward, misguided married women on IL exactly how to behave ourselves.