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Wowwwww my MIL is too smart for her own good!

Posted by on Oct. 21, 2013 at 12:21 AM
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MIL babysits for a few hours on Sunday nights so that my husband and I can go on a date night.
Dinner and a movie.

Dd is 9 months old.
She's bf and cosleeping.

Here's the thing...... my husband and I DON'T MIND cosleeping.
We enjoy it. And as soon as she is weened, around 1 and a half likely, she'll be in her toddler bed. The bed we are buying is for 15+ mos.

Well RIGHT when I walk through the fuuuucccckkkiinngg door to get my daughter, I get insulted.
RIGHT off the bat.
Always. Always always always.

I'm in a great mood. Had a great date. I'm happy.
I've worked my ass off all week being a good wife and Mom and doing everything I can to have a happy family.
And I'm always insulted by her.
Every time I see her, something I do isn't good enough.

She immediately starts in on me about how cosleeping is bad for my daughter because blah blah blah.

The thing is, I don't think sleeping separately is bad! I just don't do it.
I don't think formula is bad! Just don't do it.
I don't think other parents are bad for their decisions, I just don't do them!

Everyone is different. Why is her way always better.

She's always saying, "Well I never did anything weird like that....."
and then insulting me.



She has insulted my clothing.
She insults my relationship with her son.
She insults pumping/bfing.
She insults the food I feed my dd. I make her babyfood homemade, and my MIL says it isn't enough for her and the jarred food is healthier.
She insults me on everything.


Why can't I have a relationship where we get along and she appreciates what I do and doesn't want to undermine me?

I always wanted a MIL that I could hang out with and watch movies and shop with.
Will you ladies adopt me as your DIL? Haha.

Now make me laugh. ):
by on Oct. 21, 2013 at 12:21 AM
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the_dude
by abides on Oct. 21, 2013 at 12:23 AM
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she sounds like a fucking bunch a lollipops, at the end of a rainbow, in the middle of shitstorm. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Oct. 21, 2013 at 12:24 AM
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Jammin.
by on Oct. 21, 2013 at 12:25 AM
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happymomma13
by Platinum Member on Oct. 21, 2013 at 12:25 AM
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Oh my god, hahaha that's ADORABLE.

Okay it's all better now.
(:


Quoting Anonymous:


happymomma13
by Platinum Member on Oct. 21, 2013 at 12:27 AM
She even insulted what movie we went to see.
I was like, "Well I'm sorry you didn't have fun on our date..."


Quoting the_dude:she sounds like a fucking bunch a lollipops, at the end of a rainbow, in the middle of shitstorm. 
happymomma13
by Platinum Member on Oct. 21, 2013 at 12:27 AM
Haha thank you!


Quoting Jammin.:

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RaniNY
by Bronze Member on Oct. 21, 2013 at 12:28 AM
I would say, oh really? Well, I'll have to think about that! And if she kept up, I'd say, you did what you thought was best, and I plan to do the same! And if she says, I listened to my MIL/Mom, I'd say, that was your choice! I would preface it by saying, I know you're concerned, and I appreciate that, but...!
happymomma13
by Platinum Member on Oct. 21, 2013 at 12:28 AM
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btw I love the way you worded that.

I'm gonna pretend like I made it up and tell hubby now. ;)
Just kidding. I'll tell him the Dude said it


Quoting the_dude:

she sounds like a fucking bunch a lollipops, at the end of a rainbow, in the middle of shitstorm. 


the_dude
by abides on Oct. 21, 2013 at 12:30 AM
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how do you deal? dude would have to slam her tongue in the car door. or there would be problems , like a dead old woman...j/k ;) ....not really....

Quoting happymomma13:

She even insulted what movie we went to see.
I was like, "Well I'm sorry you didn't have fun on our date..."


Quoting the_dude:she sounds like a fucking bunch a lollipops, at the end of a rainbow, in the middle of shitstorm. 



happymomma13
by Platinum Member on Oct. 21, 2013 at 12:31 AM
That's why I love my Mom. She never oversteps.
She didn't parent the way I am at all. But she can still say, "You're a great Mom." and mean it. She always encourages me.
When I was stressed and exhausted from
BF a newborn she encouraged me to keep on. Even though she formula fed!
And my MIL said, "When should I buy some formula? Let me go get some."



Quoting RaniNY:

I would say, oh really? Well, I'll have to think about that! And if she kept up, I'd say, you did what you thought was best, and I plan to do the same! And if she says, I listened to my MIL/Mom, I'd say, that was your choice! I would preface it by saying, I know you're concerned, and I appreciate that, but...!

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