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To think my MIL really is a bit odd?

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gail734 Tue 30-Apr-13 15:20:26

I was in PIL's house, talking to MIL. During our conversation, she kept getting up to peer out of the window. Then I heard a car pull up and she ran to the window. She turned to me, clapped her hands and cried, "That's my baby!" And then she did a little skip!
I was totally confused. I looked out of the window, (obviously) to see 65 year old FIL walking up the path. By this time MIL was running for the front door. FIL was not returning from the war, he was coming home from work. He's semi-retired. It was 2pm and he'd been at work since 9am. FIL certainly does not behave like this. So go on, tell me IABU, that this is romantic and you'd do the same after 40 years of marriage. I think she's crackers.

mrsjay Tue 30-Apr-13 15:43:48

I think that's kind of cute if a bit OTT. Sorry, it's a YABU from me.

Was she high?

<arf> that made me laugh

op I think it is nice she still loves him after how ever many years together maybe a bit ott but stil nice, what did she really do that was so wrong, did her love for her husband embarrass you ?

Branleuse Tue 30-Apr-13 15:44:17

cute !

mrsjay Tue 30-Apr-13 15:45:12

*gail, have you considered how much SEX they must be having to still have this kind of relationship?


grin yep the father in law is a tiger in bed OP have a think about that

usualsuspect Tue 30-Apr-13 15:47:00


It's not my way but jeez some people find the stupidest things to slag their mils off for.

YouDontWinFriendsWithSalad Tue 30-Apr-13 15:47:14

Aww, that's sweet! I hope I'm still that excited to see DH in 30 years' time.

musickeepsmesane Tue 30-Apr-13 15:47:32

gail !! grin omg, would DH expect more sex if I was all skippy and pleased to see him................forget that grin

gail734 Tue 30-Apr-13 15:50:22

Bleugh, I wish you'd all stop talking about my PILs having the sex!

JerseySpud Tue 30-Apr-13 15:51:01

YABVU. I think its cute. You are grumpy.

musickeepsmesane Tue 30-Apr-13 15:53:28

maybe a wee sherry loosens her up for some afternoon delight. I hope you had the good grace to go home and let the lovebirds have some fun!

gail734 Tue 30-Apr-13 15:57:16

I'm not saying it isn't cute, I'm saying it's weird. Nobody behaves like this. I was thinking that you might all be commenting saying, "My grandma still calls my grandpa Cupcake", but nobody else has given me any equivalent. Also, my FIL frequently looks a bit fed up with it, quite frankly.

Crinkle77 Tue 30-Apr-13 15:57:49

I think it's actually rather sweet that she is still in love after all these times. Ok I can see your point that she is acting a bit like a love struck teenager but I think it's lovely

gail734 Tue 30-Apr-13 15:59:13

OMG, music. "afternoon delight"? Now you have taken it too far!

aldiwhore Tue 30-Apr-13 15:59:47

Oh it's utterly bonkers, but I like utterly bonkers.

I think it's something to be celebrated. YANBU because you're right, YWBU if you pulled a catsbum face when it happens. Roll your eyes and laugh inside.

My 94 year old Granny was posher than the Queen, a terrible snob, and very undemonstrative as far as PDAs were concerned, she thought it vulgar.

Then she met my DH, and suddenly, this rickety old dear with no pulse in her legs started jigging and clapping hands in joy whenever she saw him... she'd look crest fallen if I visited without him. To my knowledge, they never had sex (urgh I didn't want THAT thought) but he brought her joy, and I'm glad of it.

That your MIL gets that joy from her own husband is a lovely thing.

mrsjay Tue 30-Apr-13 16:00:48

maybe a wee sherry loosens her up for some afternoon delight. I hope you had the good grace to go home and let the lovebirds have some fun!

gail i think your mil is probably bonkers but she is happy can't remember the last time I skipped to see my dh if ever maybe once the kids move out IYSWIM wink

WTFisABooyhooISBooyhoo Tue 30-Apr-13 16:12:23

maybe today is their 'date' day and she'd been anticipating his <ahem> arrival all day wink

SanitaryOwl Tue 30-Apr-13 16:15:22

It's bonkers, but it's also really lovely. Stop being a grump!

chickydoo Tue 30-Apr-13 16:18:41

I think it's lovely

iliketea Tue 30-Apr-13 16:19:36

Maybe it was a dare? Maybe your MIL is an MNer and trying to suss out your user name?

Imagine her sitting around with her frienda, plotting to see if she can get on a MIL thread! grin

gail734 Tue 30-Apr-13 16:23:00

OK, I'll ask you all a direct question: has anyone here, ever, in real life, heard a 65 year old woman (in the UK) call her husband "BABY"???

MadameDefarge Tue 30-Apr-13 16:25:21

I bet sweet Orangey Love Pete is like this...

iliketea Tue 30-Apr-13 16:25:39

Nope (therefore, my previous post is totally plausible)

mrsminiverscharlady Tue 30-Apr-13 16:27:16

If your FIL frequently looks fed up then it sounds a bit sad and attention-seeking <bitter old hag me>

BadgersNadgers Tue 30-Apr-13 16:28:11

Someone once told me that part of growing up is accepting that your parents have sex but you will never be able to cope with the idea of them having oral sex.

Just wanted to add that to your mental photo album of the PILs grin

PanpiperAtTheGatesOfYawn Tue 30-Apr-13 16:40:18

Nope. She's high, for sure. Your FIL is fed up because he knows she's for the rehab again.

gail734 Tue 30-Apr-13 16:41:16

(Puts fingers in ears, closes eyes..) " Lalalalalalalalalalalalaaaa!"

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