The other day she invited her son to go over to her house alone, with out the family so she could have "alone time" with her son. She lives 2.5 hrs away & we have 3 children. She doesn't want any of us there only her son so that can can practice singing a song together for an upcoming wedding. This feels so cruel & unloving. There are plenty of things I could do with the kids while they sing like take a walk, play outside etc. Now my husband is leaving tonight after dinner to sleep over there without any of us.
Asked by Anonymous at 11:27 AM on Aug. 22, 2009 in Relationships
Answer by Anonymous at 11:51 AM on Aug. 22, 2009
Answer by mumma28 at 11:33 AM on Aug. 22, 2009
Answer by Bmat at 11:38 AM on Aug. 22, 2009
Answer by admckenzie at 11:39 AM on Aug. 22, 2009
Answer by NannyB. at 11:40 AM on Aug. 22, 2009
Answer by lisa_ann_p at 11:52 AM on Aug. 22, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 12:18 PM on Aug. 22, 2009
To admckenzie: from reading your response its it sounds like you are saying having a clean house with no noise is more important then seeing your family. How sad!!! Who puts a clean house before spending time with their grandchildren? I would never do that. This is what makes our world special...we are all different. I would rather hear laughter from young kids then see a clean floor. (Plus we only see her 4 to 5 times a year.)
Anon 11:51 you are completely right...its all weird. Tomorrow is her birthday & she doesn't want her grand-children there. The worst part is I told my daughter we were going early in the week. Now the MIL changed her mind & now I have to disappoint my daughter. just great!....sarcasm
Answer by Anonymous at 12:46 PM on Aug. 22, 2009
Answer by mumma28 at 1:03 PM on Aug. 22, 2009
Absolutely, I stay out of the relationship between my husband & his mother. I agree, I have no business there. I'm just trying to deal with the rejection & now my kids do too. I have to be careful when I tell my daughter we are not going now. My MIL is turning 63. No major health issues. You are right when you say she is a bit negative. This episode is not surprising because she plays weird things like this all the time. I just have trouble dealing with rejection. Why should I care what my MIL thinks?
Answer by Anonymous at 1:25 PM on Aug. 22, 2009