about to haul four kids including 7 month old with a bad cold on a two hour car journey to see mil for a couple of hours because she doesn't want to do the long drive. If we didn't do this, she wouldn't bother seeing her grandchildren. Now, I really like her but this is the one thing that gets up my nose. DH says I don't have to go but I do don't I, I want her to have a relationship with the kids. Thanks for listening, off to pack all the gubbins we need for trip.
It's too far and she'll get lost (we've lived here for years). Apparently. Really it's because we've been abroad for a while and her relationship with the kids isn't as strong as it is with the others who live closer. So she's protecting herself in a way by not making the effort. I know that sounds odd.
ILGH, we have same problem but its fil who doesnt really want to come - mil would be over in a shot so we travel 150 mile round trip on windy country roads to be greeted by very happy mil and fil who barely raises his glance from the newspaper. [sigh] off to persuade kids it seems like a good idea. enjoy
If we don't go today, it'll be another month due to other commitments. Got to take baby dd - she's only seen her three times since she was born and i'd feel churlish staying home and she'll sleep in the car . Kiwimumm, that's what i think but then i don't have her ishoos. I'll probably be a far worse mil to some poor women, though.
i think your right to be annoyed she should come over to you but it's just one of those things and i think you should be proud of yourself for putting your self out so your children can see there grandmother
You could maybe call her and say the babys ill but you would really like to see her and could she come over to you (bit of a guilt trip)
i have a friend like this i live 40 mins across town from her and she has visited about 4 times in two years but i with my DD go from side to side maybe every couple of months or arrange meet ups in town etc. bloody lazy bints get on my wick. you are in no way BU your MIL would get on my tits.