What do you think of your Mother-in-Law?

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What do you think of your Mother-in-Law?
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Wed, 10-13-2010 - 1:46pm

Did you know October 24th is Mother In-Law Day?

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 10-27-2010 - 2:34pm

That they should think of them in the way that YOU find acceptable.

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Registered: 10-01-2010
Wed, 10-27-2010 - 2:39pm

To each his own.

We are out of sight out of mind. If the other grandchildren got nothing (even just a phone call), I would understand more. My children deserve just as much from her (again, not just material things but having a relationship with their grandmother, just a call on their bdays) as she gives her other grandchildren.

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Registered: 04-16-2010
Wed, 10-27-2010 - 2:48pm

Your children deserve to have you provide a good, clean home for them.

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Registered: 10-01-2010
Wed, 10-27-2010 - 2:52pm

To each his own.

My children are well taken care of. I do think they are losing out by not having grandparents who they see on a regular basis. They do see my mom more though and have a relationship with her by seeing her, talking to her on the phone. They really have no clue who their other grandmother is. They have even seen pictures of her and don't know who she is. Quite sad, IMO. This is all due to herself and how she decides to be closer to her other grandchildren who live closer to her. My children are out of sight out of mind.

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Registered: 10-22-2009
Wed, 10-27-2010 - 5:48pm

do you think is would be best for you to accept this and move on?

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Registered: 04-16-2010
Wed, 10-27-2010 - 5:54pm

It's your choice, if you want to continue to expect something that isn't going to happen, and keep getting upset abut it.

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Registered: 10-01-2010
Wed, 10-27-2010 - 6:10pm

Oh my...I think you missed my post that said she does not always forget bdays and Christmas. It is not consistant.

These are my children and I will never accept that their grandmother thinks it is ok to forget about them whenever she feels like it. Especially when the other grandchildren are treated differently.

Question for you (and anyone else that would like to answer it):

Do you forget your children's bdays? Do you have years you don't even say happy birthday to them?

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Registered: 10-22-2009
Wed, 10-27-2010 - 6:33pm

Since there seems to be nothing you can do to change this your going to have to accept it and move on or stay angry...
i looked at it like this...if I did not move on and remained angry she was controling me.

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Registered: 04-16-2010
Wed, 10-27-2010 - 6:35pm

I realize that she's not consistent...that was one of the very first things that I said.

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Registered: 10-01-2010
Wed, 10-27-2010 - 6:51pm

Oh, I will not stay angry. It is not something I will forget though.

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