They Just Never Change

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Registered: 07-24-2001
They Just Never Change
Thu, 10-06-2011 - 4:12pm

Background Story:

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-05-2007
Thu, 10-06-2011 - 4:53pm

I always think my in-laws are weird/rude, until I read posts from people like you.

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-24-2001
Thu, 10-06-2011 - 5:50pm


iVillage Member
Registered: 05-19-2008
Fri, 10-07-2011 - 11:11am


Your story is so amazing!

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-23-2003
Sat, 10-08-2011 - 5:18pm
OMG!!! I thought you were done around here. The card sounds like a nice touch, love that she made sure it was only enough for his meal (hopefully it covered that). The more things change, the more the stay the same!

I should tell you more about the nut-bar stuff my xIL are doing, but I needs to brag. I seem to have met someone, who has NORMAL parents! I had no idea such things existed. They are having a Thanksgiving brunch for us on Monday, since my dinner is on Sunday with my family. SHE wanted to move her dinner, I said no. What a change from my other ones.

Good luck, although your H has figured it all out already. Go for dinner, at least part is free.
Community Leader
Registered: 01-03-2004
Tue, 10-11-2011 - 9:10am


Personally, If I were your DH, I would return the gift card to

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-13-2009
Tue, 10-11-2011 - 1:29pm
Or he could write her a note that says, "Thanks! Bumbling really enjoyed her steak dinner!"


iVillage Member
Registered: 04-19-2004
Tue, 10-11-2011 - 6:42pm

Mom & Dad,

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Registered: 07-24-2001
Wed, 10-12-2011 - 3:15pm

Thanks everyone for your replies.

Strangely I find it comforting to know that my MIL is one of the worst of all - ha!