MIL ashamed/embarassed about this pregnancy?!
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|Sun, 09-23-2012 - 6:34pm|
As I told you in my other thread, we insisted my son tell his grandparents about the baby before they put it on facebook. (He did what we asked.) Well, it's been like 10 days and evidently my husband's mother has not accepted this pregnancy. You see, my DIL was about two months along when she and my son got married. (OMG, like this never happens?????) I knew she was being weird about this. Today we were at their house for an informal gathering of her (MIL's) side of the family. My SIL arrived and congratulated her and us about the baby. MIL said "I'm not ready." Ready for what? Well, she better get ready because this is happening whether she wants it to or not!!!!!! There was one aunt there who I guess she told but there were about a dozen other people there who didn't know about it. It was not our place to tell them, they are not our brothers and sisters. SIL suggested we tell them, but we were so mad and we needed to get going anyway, so we left. My son really looks up to and respects and loves his grandparents and would be crushed by her behavior. We really think this woman has psychological issues. This isn't the only thing she's weird about. But, she MUST accept this baby as the gift that it is and not be ashamed or she will alienate our son. My husband is going to give her a week or two here, but before son and DIL come to visit again he will be having a conversation with his mother. He is extremely upset by her attitude. Tell me, if a person is so opposed to abortion, then how can they be upset with a mother and father who are married welcoming a child with open arms? They are excited to no end about this baby and do not consider it a "mistake" and we don't either. I am excited about being a grandma and already have bought baby things to keep at our house. I guess I should mention that son and DIL were engaged for a year and 1/2 when they got married. So, this baby had nothing to do with the timing of the wedding. They/we only found out two weeks before the wedding. My son is almost 26 years old and his wife is 24. I think they are old enough and mature enough to handle this. WDYT?
Signed, Angry and Hurt