The facts: My daughter just turned 16, my niece (my husband’s brother’s daughter) will be 17 in October. They played together a lot when they were little because we used to babysit for each other. Now they are very different and really only see each other at family gatherings.
Also, my brother-in-law was divorced from my niece’s mother quite a few years ago. He has the main custody, although the kids (also a 13-yr-old son) go back and forth pretty much equally. They go to school in my brother-in-law’s community.
We were all at a wedding this past weekend. When we got home I was talking to my daughter about another nephew drinking some beers (he is 19–this is not the problem in my post) (maybe it should be another post??) and my daughter told me that my niece told her the only way to have fun is to drink. Also, that she gets alcohol (I don’t know if it’s beer or liquor or what) from her mother’s boyfriend.
I know this sounds convoluted…I’m trying not to say their names.
So should I: Call my brother-in-law and tell him his daughter is getting liquor from the ex-wife’s boyfriend? Get my husband or my mother-in-law to do it? Talk to my niece about it?
What do I know? Am I being a nosy busybody? I don’t drink at all, so am I being a prude? Am I being a tattletale?