Oh no! Chin up! Just a few more days. I keep making "notes to self" about how not to be a MIL. However, there must be a Mother in Law's Handbook about how to treat your daughter in law like crap, which I think is sent to each mother in law when it is time to plan a wedding!
I do have to say that MIL can drive me crazy but I don't know that she's ever really treated me like crap.
Though I do hate the anniversary cards that say: To a wonderful son and "daughter" in law. My mom always called my dad's parents mom and dad. I do the same most times to my inlaws. In my opinion, I am now your daughter, you are my 2nd set of parents. I kind of hate the words "in-law".
My MIL invited everyone to dinner for her birthday at a restaurant, which included her and my FIL, my SIL and her boyfriend, and my husband and I with two kids. At the end of dinner she handed me the check for $147 and walked out. I'm with you. I never want to treat my kids spouses that way, whether I like them or not!
I can't say my MIL is awful. She has her moments and she will rearrange her schedule to help us out if we need it which I really appreciate. It is more that she is very controlling and opinionated and thinks everyone should do what she wants. She often makes snarky comments when my husband isn't around and says things like "mommy won't let you do that so we can't but if it was up to me you would be able to". She doesn't always follow some of the rules we have. I have heard some real horror stories about MIL's though. I can say she does treat P very well.
I have TWO of them (mom and step-mom)! Neither are rude to me though, they both seem happy to have me in the family. I put up with some weird behavior and awkward moments, but overall they don't bother me and I would never allow them put me or my kids down. Good luck Jenny- you'll have to tell me all about it next meet-up!
Oh Jenny! It is almost over! They are leaving this weekend, right?
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