Does this give me the right to lose my s*** on her? ( A rant/MIL post)
DH took my children to see his Mom over the weekend. (Today was half day at school and tomorrow is no school for students) My DD is Dyslexic and is so proud of the fact he is now learning to spell since his diagnosis. He wanted to show my MIL how he is doing and spelled some words wrong. She called me all snotty like saying "He's spelling words all ass backwards again." (yes in front of him) I said "He's still learning and he's Dyslexic, not ass backwards." She said "Oh same thing darling." I hung up and called DH on his cell and he's all "What do you want me to do, she's my Mom?" I said "Well don't think I'm not going to say anything to her." He said "Do you what you gotta do."
So.. if this were your situation, what would you do? Would you tell DH to grow a pair and stand up to his Mom? Would you lose your sh*t or have a rational discussion with her about how it's unacceptable? Would you just let it go, it's no big deal? I already know what I'm going to do just curious as to what would be considered the norm.. I think I'm going to chose the the discussion first because I know she can be ignorant.. It doesn't work, I will probably lose my cool.