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Some of us are lucky to have a wonderful or at least tolerable mother-in-law.  My own mother really cared for and liked my grandmother.  They had weekly dinners at each house and did nice things for one another.  Now, this could have to do with the fact that my mother had lost her parents and took what she could get.  Or it could have to do with the “times” of grinning and bearing your in-laws no matter how terrible they are to be around.  I have to assume it is the former.  I however am not lucky enough to be able to say that I like my mother-in-law or find her tolerable either.  But, isn’t this the way it is supposed to be?  Aren’t we supposed to have issues with our in-laws?  Well, you haven’t seen anything until you have met my in-laws (Bob, my father-in-law excluded, he is wonderful!!).  I am referring to UWS Dad’s mother and stepfather throughout this post.

devil-head-beadIt seems that every time UWS Dad does something unkind or is unkind to me, I immediately think of his mother, Peggy O’Neill and step-father, Tim O’Neill.  I blame them for his lack of compassion and his insane drive to be number one.  I think that his drive can be great but it gets over the top sometimes and I blame them for this.  They did not raise him to value family and it is only through being with me, along with being in touch with his Dad again, that he has come around a bit.  When I first met Tom, he had no desire to get married or have children.  I think he would have remained living with me for the rest of his life and would not made a decision about the future.  I blame Her because she has such a crappy track record with relationships that Tom did not have any example to use.

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Do you have a great mother-in-law story?  I have tons of them and I won’t bore anyone with all of them.  However, I will say a few things:  She is not a part of our lives, Tom is much happier as a result of her non-participation and our child will probably never know this person.  Many people would say, “Oh, how sad.  Children should know their grandparents”.  Well, I think that children should have positive role models in their lives and she, along with her husband (Tom’s stepfather), do not fit that role.  Our children will have plentry of experiences with my parents and also my father-in-law.  They will also spoil our children enough that our children will not feel the absence.  Please share your good or bad mother-in-law stories.  It is always so nice to hear about a great mother-in-law.

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