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Day made by MIL.

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JenniferYellowHat1980 Mon 13-Feb-17 21:37:35

In the interests of balance I think it only fair that there's one of these now and again.

Today MIL has sent a beautiful fruit cake from a National Trust book we got her a while ago.

It gets better though. She has very kindly offered to pick the DCs up from school three days a week with no strings so that I can work full time and we can get ourselves financially sorted.

She's a gem. My beloved DM died last year but my MIL's and DSM's kindness make life that but more bearable.

JenniferYellowHat1980 Mon 13-Feb-17 21:38:10

I know IABU wink

ProudBadMum Mon 13-Feb-17 21:38:52

My exs mum is amazing. She helps me out with my son (her grandson) whenever needed.

She's happily help with my baby (not her grandchild) if I asked grin

MrsJamin Mon 13-Feb-17 21:39:14

I'm not sure what you're being unreasonable about but what a lovely MIL.

Doughnutsandrainbows Mon 13-Feb-17 21:39:22

That's lovely... I was thinking just a moment ago we don't hear enough about the gems

December11 Mon 13-Feb-17 21:39:53

Thats lovely smile

Mum2jenny Mon 13-Feb-17 21:39:58

I personally can't believe that all MILs are evil bitches put on this planet to cause serious pain to DILs, although I have to admit I do know some.

Rugbyplayersarehot Mon 13-Feb-17 21:40:33

My mil was kindness itself and I miss her daily.

I have my dgs 3 days a week to help out and buy my dil wine frequently. She's a real close friend and I love her.

JenniferYellowHat1980 Mon 13-Feb-17 21:48:51

Rugbyplayers if I live longer than my DM I intend to pay it forward smile

NavyandWhite Mon 13-Feb-17 21:56:20

That's lovely OP. smile

NavyandWhite Mon 13-Feb-17 21:58:06

I personally can't believe that all MILs are evil bitches put on this planet to cause serious pain to DILs, although I have to admit I do know some.

Of they aren't. There are some fabulous MILs I'm sure me and always remember with the threads on MN there's two sides to the tale.

Imnotaslimjim Mon 13-Feb-17 22:13:02

MY MIL is fabulous. I absolutely adore her. She drops everything whenever I need her. I hate to see so many MIL's torn to shreds on here when there will be just as many that are as lovely as mine.

MyOtherNameIsTaken Mon 13-Feb-17 22:16:05

I miss my lovely MIL she was such a kind sweet person! smile

Piratefairy78 Mon 13-Feb-17 22:17:39

My MIL is great too. She has my DC for us for 45 minutes each school morning. That makes the difference between me being able to work and not. She also went to the hospice regularly when my DM was dying, took photos of my DS to her within hours of him being born and held me when she passed. We get on well and I will truly miss her when she's gone. Hopefully that's a long time away.

sotiredbutworthit Mon 13-Feb-17 22:19:35

I never met my MIL, she died a few years before I met my husband. By all accounts she was lovely and we would have got on really well. I feel like I missed out!

Rugbyplayersarehot Mon 13-Feb-17 22:23:16

Ah that's nice jennifer good on you.

Some of the mils on here are bat shit crazy but there's millions of good ones too

PoorYorick Mon 13-Feb-17 22:23:24

My MIL is kind hearted, giving and totally lovely.

Leeds2 Mon 13-Feb-17 22:23:31

She sounds lovely!

oldperson1 Mon 13-Feb-17 22:23:49

From a MIL thank you all for these lovely posts flowers

Mulberry72 Mon 13-Feb-17 22:25:12

Mine and MIL's relationship wasn't great the first few years DH and I were together, I even went NC for a year as her behaviour was so poor. Anyway we patched things up and now have a great relationship, she was really there for me when I lost my DM suddenly 18 months ago, she does lots with DS and will have him anytime I'm unwell (chronic illness), she really is a gem and I'm very, very fond of her.

ArriettyClock1 Mon 13-Feb-17 22:25:31

My mil is lovely; she's kind, helpful and never interferes.

YANBU - and your MIL sounds lovely.

I still miss my MIL - she was much easier to get along with than my own mum, was endlessly supportive of me and dh as parents and as a couple, and was a truly wonderful grandmother.

Bastard cancer took her, two years ago, and I still miss her so, so much.

Thattimeofyearagain Mon 13-Feb-17 22:29:53

I loved my mil and miss her flowers. She was warm, welcoming, supportive and inclusive of me and my parents. I can only hope to be half the mil she was smile

TheProblemOfSusan Mon 13-Feb-17 22:33:52

Problem is that we generally only hear from the DILs of the awful ones. I'm sure many of us have lovely/perfectly nice/passably pleasant ones. My MIL is really great too. It makes me really feel for the people who have difficulty with theirs whilst feeling really lucky for myself.

Mind you I've no kids yet...

mumofthemonsters808 Mon 13-Feb-17 22:36:46

IT makes a welcome change to read such a lovely post about a MIL.Sometimes on here, they can't do right for doing wrong, Im glad you have a good relationship.

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