Just take it all with a pinch of salt. Imagine you being much older and having a daugther in law It's not easy both ways. If your MIL is a manipulative cunning snake, don't worry... just keep and arm's length away and ignore everything with a lovely smile
I can't stand my in-laws, although they wouldn't know it. I smile politely and make small talk whenever I see them but in my mind I am giving them the evils
When we first told MIL we were pregnant, she looked disappointed and just said, Oh no, Neil... It was like Oh no, what have you done that for you silly boy??? B*tch. She has been busy trying to rectify the situation since then but whenever I see her I just remember that and cannot help but resent her for it.
We went round there yesterday and she was telling me what I would need to do once baby was here etc, like how I need to breastfeed etc etc etc. It annoys me, cause I want to give breastfeeding a go anyways so why the constant lecture?! FIL just gave us a lecture about money and how would we afford baby etc. I felt so p*ssed off when I left there GRRRRRRRRRRRR.
To be honest - if I can get away with not seeing them, then I don't.
Didnt mind them, until I had LO and MIL became scary interfering, and started acting like a distant mum again, even thought it was OK to bring her friends to see our baby in neonatal.Friends we never met before. Bought equipment and everything when she only sees LO about once a month.
She complained that she couldnt take LO for a day. We said we didnt want to give up a day with our baby, but she said "but xxxxxx gets the twins, and so and so gets their baby, they go for coffee......" She thought it was her right to put pics of LO on her xmas cards. And that was the end of it for me. SHe cried because i said no!
My inlaws disowned my husband when he took my name when we got married. She's always hated the idea of her kids having children so i don't know how she will react when she finds out. Luckily my family are very supportive.
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