SIL worries too much
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|Wed, 07-03-2013 - 9:29am|
I'll make this as brief as possible. My husband's sister is going to drive us nuts. If she cannot reach my MIL and FIL for like a day, she calls us. (MIL doesn't always use/answer her cell phone) We don't talk to them everyday either, so sometimes we can't say much other than the fact that we're sure they're fine. We go for a week at a time sometimes without talking to them. They are 77 and 80 years old but do not have any memory loss, besides normal aging, and are both physically capable of getting around. Besides, the odds of something happening to both of them at the same time so that the other couldn't call us for help, pretty low. Unless their house burns down, in which case we would see the smoke because we live only 3 miles away from them!
Recently my granddaughter had a drs. appt. by where we live. We live closer to a big city so there are specialists. My son told my MIL, who told my SIL. SIL called us after the fact and asked me 3 times if she was O.K. YES, the baby is fine!!! Shouldn't I, the grandmother, be the one that's worried??? I wasn't worried because I was certain my DIL was overreacting to something, and it was nothing to worry about.
Her excessive worrying is enough to drive me to drink! (JUST KIDDING!) When my cell phone rang when we were at a grad party that she couldn't reach MIL and FIL, I wanted to though! I am going to ask my son not to tell her anything (about DGD) anymore unless there's actually something to worry about. I'm also going to ask my MIL to not say anything to her unless, again, there is really something to worry about. If she gets pissed that we don't tell her stuff, too bad! I will tell her why! My husband says that she drives him more crazy than his mother, and that says something!
So, I'm kind of just venting, but do you guys have any ideas about controlling an excessive worrier in the family??