For some reason that I cannot seem to fathom, my husband gave his mother my phone number...I don't know why and I'm smart enough to know that if I ask him why it will cause a problem. I wouldnt mind her having my number if she used to only when she needed to but....she calls me EVERY SINGLE DAY!!!!! and it's driving me crazy! She calls just to talk, she calls to let me know she's going to send cookies home with my daughter, she calls to talk to Richie, she calls and says she knows he's at work but she wanted him to know yadda, yadda, yadda....that's why there is voicemail. I'm already not her biggest fan for other reasons....please if someone has a polite, respectful way of asking her to back off it would be greatly appreciated.
I agree it might be hard to tell her not to call although letting it go into voice mail and ignoring it might work. I have the same problem with my MIL and I am not her biggest fan either. When she calls if I can answer the phone I try to be polite, although that is very hard. I think the reason why my MIL calls is because she is retired, has not many friends and is bored. If I don't feel like talking to her I just don't answer the phone. I don't work so I can't really use that as a reason.
Usually i tell her I am busy with school function or I just tell her I couldn't answer the phone. I don't think she needs to know what I am doing every moment of every day and if she calls to ask about my DH I say "I don't know he is working and I have not talked to him."
Answer by cornflakegirl3 at 7:12 AM on Feb. 22, 2011
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Answer by Justmom223 at 6:46 AM on Feb. 22, 2011
Answer by kitchenwitch78 at 6:46 AM on Feb. 22, 2011
She is probably calling to entertain you. She may think you are not getting a lot of adult interaction because you can't get out so she is calling a lot to be nice. I can understand your side of it though sometimes during bed rest you really want to be left alone. And other times thing just annoy you more because you can't get away from anything. Nothing was worse for me when I was on bed rest than multiple calls in a day from everyone trying to check on me.
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