We had made arrangements with MIL to look after the children tomorrow afternoon whilst we drove down to look at some houses. She has just phoned up to say she can't do it because she has decided she needs to go to the hairdressers to have her hair done before she goes out tomorrow night wtf? So now we have to drag the children down with us and around the 6 houses we have arranged to see. What fun that is going to be .
We were unable to both attend an important parents' evening once because MIL was worried covering for us for 30 mins would make her late for yoga. Her choice of course (although it wouldn't have, because she drives at 90mph, not 10mph) but typical of her level of interest in her grandchildren.
Batters - is this the friend you told me about? What a wretched thing to do
oooh......mean lady. mind you MIL's I often find are very selfish!!
My MIL - can be absolutely wonderful at times, but when it comes to helping out with the kiddies (which I need at the mo as in so much pain) she has offered to take the girls, but not the boys. tis the boys who need some stimulation as they are bouncier, and younger, and therefore harder right now. her reasoning......she had two sons and has done 'the boy thing'. means that she will now only do girls.
makes me so sad for the boys as they must feel rather rejected really. and for her as I do feel she is missing out on how lovely they can be.
my mil refuses to set foot in my house since our wedding, never acknowledges photos i send of her grandsons, have asked again if they would like to vist in the summer to see ds2 who was born in March but i have gotten short shrift. They have yet to acknowledge DS2 birth. Well i have done my dil duty in asking so not long journeys this year for me
can i have a rant too, MIL wants dp and i to pay over 500pounds so that everyone can have a glass of champagne on the way in to our evening reception, i said its not bloody posh and becks wedding but a budget wedding, we are already paying for a good buffet, i'd rather pay for everyone to have something to eat than 1 glass of champagne, now she said oh ok we will pay for it, NO was my answer she's not getting her way on this one