I completely forgot to write about this after my in-laws left after their visit at the end of August. The visit with them was miserable as usual, no big surprise.
The second day that they were here, I was actually having an okay time with them. Yeah, it shocked the hell out o me too.
We went to a river so the hummingbird could splash around and have some fun.
My MIL and I were sitting at a picnic table and were having a pretty decent conversation.
We sort of bonded because there were these three really obnoxious guys at the river, drinking beer and dropping the f bomb every chance they got and we were getting annoyed with them.
While I got more comfortable with MIL, I started to think we may have turned a corner in our relationship and was feeling pretty happy.
That’s when I let my guard down and was chatting with her and thinking how great it was that I didn’t feel like stabbing her.
We were watching the hubby and hummingbird having a good time splashing in the river and I thought to myself “this is how I’ve always wanted it to be with my in-laws”.
That feeling didn’t last long.
Out of the blue, my MIL said If something happened to the hubby or he died, who would get the little hummingbird?
Then she said I think we should take her if something happens to the hubby.
I told her no, I would be the one to raise her, not them. We’ll see about that, she said.
I had plenty of words for her but I got up and started walking back to the car.
How in the world would she think they would get my daughter if something happened to my husband?! That’s fucking insanity.
Needless to say, I hid from them during the rest of their stay so I wouldn’t end up strangling her.
It’s just beyond me why she thinks I wouldn’t be the one to raise my own daughter. She really thinks so little of me and after 17 years of her treatment, I’m done.
I don’t care how harsh I come off. Next time they visit, I plan on speaking my mind if she’s going to pull her tacky bullshit like she usually does.
It’s been a long time coming and after everything I’ve put up with and kept quiet about, it’s time to stick up for myself.
Do you have in-law issues? Rant about it in the comments.