I AM a grateful daughter-in-law....I AM a grateful daughter-in-law....
Oh my goodness....I am ready to SCREAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We are staying at IL's house while in the states for Dd#1's college graduation. We arrived last Thursday night and aren't leaving until this coming Sunday. MIL has always had issues with boundaries.....hy should I have thought this trip would be any different. It isn't helping that DH, the boys and I are sleeping in the living room so we don't have a door to close for ANY privacy. Our girls are staying up in DD's room so they have a LITTLE chance of having privacy (though MIL has been using us being here as an excuse to just barge into DD's room....which is driving DD nuts since it took her a few months after moving in here to get that to stop happening in the first place).
MIL also keeps inviting herself along when we want some family-time. We haven't seen DD#1 since she visited us in March and I don't know when we will see her again because she starts working full-time shortly after we leave. Yes, I understand that MIL hasn't seen the kids or DH since we moved last Sept (I was here for a visit in Dec...but stayed with my father most of my visit).....but that doesn't mean we need to spend every waking moment with her -- heck, she doesn't bother waiting until Weare awake...she has been coming in and waking us up just to "chat"!!!
I'm sure I am coming off as an ungrateful bitch...but, honestly, I am not. I am very grateful to ILs for letting us stay here. But I am sooooo at the end of my rope. DH is even more frustrated than I am. My father had offered for any/all of us to stay with him any time we want during this visit...he even has a spare bedroom that DH and I could sleep in....we wanted to stay here toe closer to DD....but, DH and I are going to take at least the boys and sleep over there tonight at least, we need a break from here.
Anyway...I AM a grateful daughter-in-law -- I just need a little personal-space!