Mother-in-law learns lesson.

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by BigMama, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. BigMama

    BigMama In the Brooder

    Apr 10, 2007
    Don't get me wrong, I love my mother-in-law. But . . . she is always dropping hints or telling me how things should be done.

    We are next door neighbors and she usually walks her dog across the field and through our yard back to the road to her house. When she comes throught the yard the kids run out to tell her hi and about their day. I know my kids are lucky to have grandparents this close but it gets on my nerves once in a while.

    Well last time she was here her and the kids went to check the pumkins which are the last things standing in the garden, everything else we mowed over for the chickens and we also dump our scraps out their for them.

    My daughter Cassie came up to the house with her shirt full of eggs they had found in the garden. I just felt like she was rubbing it into my face with an "I told you so".(My mother-in-law always made the comment that with our birds free ranging during the day they were probaly laying eggs all over the yard and in the field.)

    Here the eggs were hard boiled eggs that I had thrown out in the garden as a treat for the girls. I told Cassie to go throw them back out in the garden! I hope grandma learned her lesson!

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  2. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Songster

    If it had been me I would have been tempted to wait till she walked away and tried to crack on upside her head.... [​IMG] course I would NEVER do such a thing......sure glad noone can read my mind haha
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2007
  3. barg

    barg Songster

    Apr 27, 2007
    You could have said, "those are the ones that missed your house that last time you told me how to do things".

    Good story, I love mother in law stories.
    That is... I love reading about other peoples mothers in laws, mine is just fine... i'm sure my wife can confirm that when she reads this post [​IMG]
  4. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    ok i am curious....if you are going to feed the eggs to the girls, shouldn't you chop them up so they no longer look like 'eggs'? I would be afraid that would get them to peck open the fresh eggs. On another you secretly call your MIL Marie? I know i would [​IMG]
  5. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    My MIL's name really IS Marie...[​IMG]
    She hates clutter and leftovers. Whenever we go to visit, we get to take the leftovers.
    She even washed DH's plate one time when he got up to go to the bathroom. He was coming back to finish his dinner!!!
  6. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    [​IMG] OMG......that musta been so funny. My MIL is good. I actually suggest we be closer to her but DH thinks its not necessary.
  7. Judymae

    Judymae Songster

    Apr 22, 2007
    Merit, Tx
    Well my MIL passed away a year and a half ago after many years of degrading me and undermining me. Insulting my way of life. Telling my hubby that I shouldn't be a stay at home mother that I should work full time. Being a very pushy person privately but publicly she was very sweet in her demeanor. At first I missed and mourned her. Not any more. No one has insulted me in so long and it feels so good!!! Even my husband can feel the difference in our marriage. No more strain of what she was gonna hit us with next!
  8. homecatmom

    homecatmom Songster

    My mother-in-law is a horror! I don't keep house clean enough for her. I don't take care of her son as well as she could. I'm fat. on and on. I know it's partially a cultural issue as I had 3 strikes going into the marriage. 1. I am older than her son. 2. I was divorced (horrors). 3. I am German/Irish and married the eldest son of a Chinese family. If anything happens to grandma, grandpa can move in with us, but if something happens to grandpa...grandma is going to a home!!
  9. jkcove08

    jkcove08 Songster

    Apr 12, 2007
    We live about a 1/8 mile from our inlaws and it is not to bad. My mother in law has her days though. I just know that during the summer if they are coming to much or she is nagging me about my animals all I have to do is mention that I saw some gardner snakes in the yard again and she wont get out of the I do love them very much and they have helped us out many times but once in a while you just have had enough. They dont stop usually unless my father in law want to give my hubby something. We go up there to help sort hogs or what ever else might need helping but in general it is a nice set up. Jenn
  10. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Speaking of mothers in law...first of all, I never call my husband's mother, my mother in law, just my husband's mother is all I need to say.

    Rose and I would NEVER see eye to eye on things...she is a very notorious packrat...bought clothes and more clothes in garage sales and pack them all in closets, hubby's old bedroom and basement in boxes, almost filling them to the brim. More of plastic junk like bowels and glasses from DQ, remember those baseball hats that they served ice cream in? and MORE broken items that she was abusive to her electronic items like tape players and threw all of them in the basement as "you never know when you might need them and they will come in handy". Well I must admit some of those items are so old....and starting to rust or moldy.

    Her social life is pretty much watching soap operas....her life depends on it and tape ALL channels of soapies so she can watch them later. She LOVES a good spar between couples by throwing a wrench that would guarantee a full blown arguement that has no true meaning or valid complaint...just throwing fuel in the fire. Her marriage sucks even after more than 45 years of marriage and doe snot want to do anything with my father in law who I just enjoyed being around him even he's goofy. Complains about everything and anything!

    When she came to visit our new house, she put us down as "rich folks"...we are no means being rich..if you call making less than $21.000 a year RICH, then we got it made! We just came across a rare jewel of a house in the Elms but needed major renovations and touch ups.

    She has NO love for her son and loves her daughter more.....might explain the son she once had when she was very very young and had to give her son up for adoption. After she got married and got my husband into the world, she did not make his life happy...always negative and treated him like trash. When her daughter was born, she dotes on her and waits on her hand and foot until her daughter got married and left home at the age of 35 I believe.

    Tapes her music on tape player and never listens to them again, just keeps buying more tapes and stores them in plastic containers, stacking from floor to ceiling next to the book case. I would imagine she probably got at least five thousand cassette tapes in those storage containers.

    Lies or deliberately change dates or names of her family tree.....its a headache but found them all on Ancestory and Mormons library on her family was for my hubby and father in law as well for my daughter so they all know who is who in the family trees. She didnt like it ONE bit when I did find out the truth and it was NONE of my business to know. She was seething when I told stories I found or names I found with my sis in law and father in law about her family. Dont we ALL have skeletons in our closets even some of our relatives were whores, robbers, theives or any bad deeds they did back in those days??? Nothing to be ashamed, they had paid or did what they had to do to survive.

    Spends money like water! As soon as she gets it, more tapes or buying junk off thosecatalogs that you know they were cheaply made.

    Cooking is horrible....ever had watered down mashed potatoes???? Lets the cat on the counter, grooming himself, hair flying while she fixed fried chicken..>UGH. One time I was making some homemade chicken pot pie and the cat got up on the counter where I was cutting up chicken. i nearly wanted to KILL the cat and with my elbow, I shoved the cat off the counter. She got on my case about that. I dont even allow my cat on my counter tops, period. Think of its mouth licking fur and butt and paws being in litterbox.....

    Did nothing about their dog peeing on the basement floor...I was livid! I told her to take the dog OUTSIDE or put him in the crate when they come to visit. She said fine, I will wait in the truck and took the dog with her and sat in the truck for hours and honking the horn for every ten minutes for my father in law to come out. Fortunately the neighbors didnt complain....She got problems with boundaries.....

    Has NO drivers license (whats going to happen if she lost her husband....they live out in the country and she can not drive) nor does she have a high school diploma nor worked any jobs in her life after being married. Her social security was only thirty dollars a month along with her husbands' pension and social in the world elderly people would survive on that if and when the pension ceased when the pensioner dies??? She said she would make my husband or her daughter jump to their feet whenever she needed even both hubby and sis in law live more than an hour and half drive from their house. She will NOT live in a nursing home or independent elderly living apartments or house in town. They are roughly about five miles from town.

    So I got a nutcase of her and avoid all contact with her as much as I can. Above all, I wish she would get a life! Is she crazy or what?????

    Now I get off my soapbox.....I certainly can relate to you Judymae, homecat, and I am sure my hubby feels the same way with my mother but my mother knows too much....

    I too love to hear mother in law OR Hubby's mother stories....makes you laugh! One of these days I will be a mother in law and would it be horrible if we turned out to be like them?????!!!!!!!

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