AIBU to feel a little smug? (lighthearted)

(39 Posts)
crazyspaniellady Sat 02-Jul-16 11:38:15

Everytime I'm on here there's someone else moaning about their MIL/SIL etc!
My MIL and SIL are lovely grin and I do think that lovely in-laws don't get mentioned on here an awful lot!
So please feel free to brag about your lovely in-laws here!

WorraLiberty Sat 02-Jul-16 11:45:36

I love my MIL

And I love my ex MIL and ex SIL too

I should probably take myself outside and give myself a good kicking, shouldn't I? grin

echelon Sat 02-Jul-16 11:46:10

Ditto!
My MIL is kind and caring, very respectful of my relationship with her son and I enjoy seeing her.

BeyondCymru Sat 02-Jul-16 11:47:14

Do you reckon its one higher again if i love my step mil? grin
My bil is a big child, but he's fun

NeedACleverNN Sat 02-Jul-16 11:47:23

Ah I get on very well with SIL one.

Me and MIL just about tolerate each other. She has wised up that we won't stand for her being a dick

SIL 2 however we are genuinely no contact with. If I started to write everything she did to us, you would think we were bullshitting. It was that bad.

AnnaMarlowe Sat 02-Jul-16 11:47:55

My MIL was pretty delightful right up until we had DC.

I've downgraded her to mostly lovely.

Elleblue78 Sat 02-Jul-16 11:49:50

NeedacleverNN - you have to tell us now!!!grin

livelyredjellybean Sat 02-Jul-16 11:50:44

My MIL is just amazing... We are in the process of having to find somewhere to rent whilst I am 17 weeks pregnant. My DP's employer is being completely unreasonable (he works 7 days a week, 12 hours a day for peanuts) so we need to find new accomodation (as ours comes with his job) AND a new job for him. We have found somewhere perfect but we can't afford it just yet, so she is helping us out until we can to the tune of £200 a month!

DP has secured a job with a much better wage, so we WILL be able to afford it but he doesnt start for a couple of months

Absolutely adore my MIL smile

branofthemist Sat 02-Jul-16 11:51:46

I have a mix. Dhs sister is great. His parents are rubbish (his mum openly admits she didn't really want kids or grandkids) but live 2.5 hours away so It doesn't really matter either way.

Dh lives my mum and dad. He gets on really well with my dad. But my brother and sil are dicks and attempted to cause all sorts of shit within our extended family.

But I just roll my eyes and move on, so it doesn't really brother me.

I am quite happy with our set up.

NeedACleverNN Sat 02-Jul-16 11:52:34

I will give you one example.

She used to scream at me for running my fingers across the wall as I walked along the landing to go downstairs to go to the toilet. I am deaf so my balance is awful. I would leave the light off so I didn't wake anyone up (we house shared for about 6 months) but I would gently drag my fingers along the wall as I walked so I didn't fall over.

No apparently I was making too much noise doing that and waking her up on purpose.

Dh even went upstairs with her point to see how well she could hear it. He pretended to drag his fingers along the wall and heard her say smugly "I can hear that!" hmm

NeedACleverNN Sat 02-Jul-16 11:53:38

Not sure where that random point came from

crazyspaniellady Sat 02-Jul-16 11:54:26

Worra most definitely! out you go! grin
I have no complaints about most of my in-laws, (any complaints are very minor) I just thought I was lucky. Judging by the way people rant and rave about their MILs especially.

EdmundCleverClogs Sat 02-Jul-16 11:54:31

My MIL is nice enough. However, she thinks she's right about everything and has a habit of being very awkward/childish (decided she didn't like what I was making for dinner half way through cooking, then had me put in the food she 'happened' to have brought with her hmm). I've barely had a conversation with my bil/sil, so like them very much grin.

crazyspaniellady Sat 02-Jul-16 11:57:22

NeedACleverNN She sounds like she needs a biscuit but I suppose some people are just like that.

NeedACleverNN Sat 02-Jul-16 11:59:15

Yup. Her and MIL regularly fall out but they always go back to each other. She could make a nun commit murder. She is that infuriating. Thinks the entire world revolves around her and her only. Expected me to keep a 2 year old and a newborn with undiagnosed milk allergies silent. She made me suffer really badly with depression because I couldn't stop my ds from screaming.

crazyspaniellady Sat 02-Jul-16 12:02:19

Reasonably new to mumsnet but I think wine or flowers are in order NeedACleverNN. I hope she gets what's coming to her one day, she sounds like an entitled little madam!

MadHattersWineParty Sat 02-Jul-16 12:02:19

I don't have to worry about a MIL as she's buggered off. DP says she doesn't do family sad

FIL on the other hand is a lovely lovely man. The ONLY gripe I have which is very minor is I think he sometimes thinks I've 'taken away' his son a little bit when he asks him round to watch the football or something and DP has plans with me.

I feel more sorry for DP that he'll have my mum as a MIL, because she is batshit.

tibbawyrots Sat 02-Jul-16 12:02:46

I miss my MIL. She was a lovely lady.

tibbawyrots Sat 02-Jul-16 12:07:53

On the other hand, OH's MIL is a witch and we don't see her. Yes, I know she's my M but she took an instant dislike to him and treated him like shit for no reason other than he's my partner and I should have stayed single after I divorced "to teach me a lesson" hmm

Imavinoops Sat 02-Jul-16 12:13:59

My MIL is so sweet! DP has a pretty large family and each and everyone one of them are so so sweet and kind! I have 3 SIL and a BIL on his side so it's pretty busy.

I see all of the post about awful MIL etc and feel so lucky that mine are so understanding and lovely!

Whitelisbon Sat 02-Jul-16 12:14:56

My in laws are all lovely. I have 5 dc, the eldest 2 aren't dh's, but the whole family has taken them on as theirs. Fil does loads of running the kids about to help me out (dh works away), and they babysit at the drop of a hat if I need them to.
I don't know what I'd have done without them since dc5 was born.

WankersHacksandThieves Sat 02-Jul-16 12:24:29

I'm from a large family as is DH. The only in-law (now ex-inlaw) was my sister's DP who was and is a shite bag of the highest degree and cheated on her - twice. He doted on his (and my sister's) daughter but pretty much ignored his 2 sons, they as adults have very little to do with him, his daughter remained closer until recently but I think has finally seen through him (she got a cat - he hates cats).

All the rest have their foibles (as do DH and I i'm sure!) but they are all good people. MIL died many years ago but we got on well while she was alive.

WankersHacksandThieves Sat 02-Jul-16 12:25:55

that was meant to say the only in-law i've ever disliked was sisters DP.

karmapolice97 Sat 02-Jul-16 12:29:16

My MIL is also lovely. Never interferes but friendly and welcoming and always has been. I often thank my lucky stars when I read some of the horrors on here.

ItsyBitsyBikini Sat 02-Jul-16 12:32:25

I love my MIL and step MIL!
It's the auntie and nana that I find difficult as they just don't listen to us at all and try and take over with the kids and I know it upsets my MIL and SIL.

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