My husband and I have been married for about a year and a half... during most of the time we lived in an apt. ( it was a nice one) , but of course since we just had our first child, we have been looking for a home to buy.
We live in a small area and there is not that many houses to chose from, we have literally been looking for over a year.
Finally my FIL said we should take what was his mothers house ( so, my husbands grandma) .. at first I wasnt to sure for big reasons ( first off, his grandma died there !!!, second it is kind of small , and it looks like the 60's threw up) ... BUT we only had to pay $5,000 for it ( what he had left to pay on it ) and we could fix it up ( my husband is a handyman and I have an eye for decorating) ...
We agreed and I instantly started planning how to fix it... It honestly really just needed paint for now .
My husband took a few days off of work ( I am a sahm ) and we got to work... and I would like ot brag because it turned out very nice !
Then my MIL came to view it, she tried to act like she had no idea we were painting or doing anything other than cleaning ... she literally acted like she was having a heart attack because we had the audacity to paint over the " beautiful wood paneling" , and change the " vintage light fixtures".
I have always tried to get along with my MIL ( if you can picture the MIl off of Everybody Love ray - Marie doesnt even compare to my MIL !) , but she always does this stuff and it bugs me so much.
She even said she just doesnt know if she can handle us living there and "destroying the charm" .
Now I am someone who likes vintage things, I would love to live in a big old vintage house, but wood paneling doesnt scream vintage charm to me... old rusty fixutes that look like they could fall at any minute doesnt scream vintage charm either.
I would love to just put her in her place and say " listen lady we bought this house, it is ours to do as we want, please stop trying to cause trouble "...
My Fil even talked about how much he liked what we done and how nice it is... and it was HIS mom who lived there, he didnt care that we changed the stuff, I dont think MIL should either!
Asked by Anonymous at 10:14 PM on May. 2, 2011 in Relationships
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