I didn’t feel like it should have been my mom to say anything because that just seemed like it would add more fuel to her MIL’s fire.
My grandmother, Josephine, was very hard on my stepdad, and I didn’t approve of it either, despite the conflicts my stepdad and I had.
My mom would defend my father, whether he was there or not.
When I married into my husband’s family, my mother’s words stand out in my head, “Watch out for that woman (MIL), I can tell she’s controlling”.
Mother knows best!
I already learned that when planning my wedding from hell with the MIL.
When I saw my MIL together with her mother-in-law, I thought AHA, now I get it.
The relationship was toxic.
What leaves me scratching my head is that there is absolutely no reason for my MIL to turn around and treat me the same way. She should know. I’ve seen how her MIL hurt her.
I used to think “Maybe that’s all she knows” after years of dealing with her MIL but fuck that.
My mother-in-law is a grown ass woman and should know right from wrong.
I’m not letting this woman fuck up my daughter’s 4th Birthday Party for me.
Sure, she probably will which I fucking hate because it’s my baby girl’s birthday.
Sure, she’ll give ALL the credit to my hubby for the “fabulous” party.
But fuck her.
I want to say my peace when the mother-in-law pulls her shit, trust… she will, and I want to let her know that I wish she wasn’t so critical with me.
I just don’t know how to say it without ruffling feathers. Or do I need to ruffle those mofo feathers to get my point across?
The suggestion box is now open!
*These are some “party favors” that I’m keeping in my purse for mother-in-law emergencies.
**Pearl Jam – Porch