Yay, can I play? Mine OFFERED to look after the DDs on Wednesday and against my better judgement (have been let down by them before) accepted a shift at work. Guess who was trying to organise emergency childcare at 10pm on Tuesday because something had come up?
Mine's not tooo bad. She is lovely in general but does judge me a bit on the fact that I can't keep pot-plants alive. I think that she somehow thinks this is a representation of my abilities as a mother, but my dp just thinks I am being paranoid .
Yeah my miscarriage apparently affected my mil as much as it affected me, complete with tears. I expect it's because when we told her we were having another one she ran around squealing "we're having a baby, we're having a baby," and said she wanted a girl with black hair and blue eyes like FiL. This pregnancy when we found out it's another boy dh just told her by email so we didn't have to hear her disappointment. I am so glad it's just dh and ds going out to visit them this summer.
In fact this pregnancy just keeps bringing back the memories of when I was a sleep deprived new mum of a 3 month old and they decided to have a "family meeting" where they told me all the ways I had hurt or offended mil in the previous 6 years (including such gems as not using her name enough?!? I think it's cos both of them seem to think every sentence must end with the person's name they are talking to), and where she mocked my tears, and where she threatened to punch me. And yes dh did stick up for me. But as both of us are decent people we tried to resolve issues rather than telling them they were crazy bastards and could fuck off.