I love my MIL to death, and after reading some horror stories about MILs who are rude, awful, condescending, invasive, and nasty to their DILs/grandkids...it makes me even more grateful for the MIL I have!
When the only complaint I have is that she spoils the kids, I feel stupid even bringing it up. She LOVES having the kids, she is active with them, she has ALWAYS treated me like a daughter, and yeah, she feeds them full of as much grandma food and chocolate as she can while she is with them, but she LOVES us.
What we are going to do for her for Mother's Day will depend a little on if this baby is here or if I'm still in the hospital(I'm due right around Mother's Day). LOL! I saw the homemade garden stones and thought we would maybe help the kids do some of those with their handprints for her.
Any other ideas?
I'm glad you have a MIL that you care about. My MIL can't stand me. I honestly could care less if she does or not. My own Mother has passed away...so I'm not expecting a big Mom's day....my kids are on a budget and I want them to spend their money on things they need. Your idea is certainly a nice one , enjoy the day!
Answer by justalady774 at 2:14 PM on Apr. 27, 2011
When my kids were younger we made my mom and my MIL a handprint calendar like the one found here http://www.littlegiraffes.com/handprintcalendar.html. My mom still has hers, my MIL threw hers out and complained to my SIL that we didn't even get her a "real" gift. I obviously don't have a MIL like yours. /c:
Answer by scout_mom at 2:15 PM on Apr. 27, 2011
I have a pretty great MIL.. We are sending her a gift basket (since she is in India) it will have: a new set of gold bangles, a new sari, an embroirderd pashmina shawl.. My husband is thinking about adding something else to the gift, we aren't sure what yet. Probably a little something he knows his mother loves that we can get here in the States that she can't get in India.
Answer by pixie_trix at 2:16 PM on Apr. 27, 2011
I'm glad to hear your mil is really nice to you and you have a great relationship with her mine is evil and we don't see eye to eye on alot of things but most she think i'm lazy and only in this relationship for her son's money. My mom passed away and I wish she was here with me.
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