- 3 years ago
- Wedding: October 2011
Back in August, after my husband passing out mid-flight in the aisle of the plane on the way home from a family vacation, spending the night in the hospital, only to have a MC the next morning, we started to re-evaluate our lives. We decided to sell most of our things (almost all of our furniture and household items from our 2600 square ft home) and rent our house out.
My MIL was gracious enough to allow us to move in with her while we searched for a new home, back in the city, close to downtown. Well, since the market has gone insane here, it’s now February and we have yet to secure a new place.
The good news is that she works out of town for 2/3 of the month, so we pretty much have the house to ourselves most of the time. The bad news is that she’s kind of gross messy (cutting her nails on the couch and allowing them to fall to the carpet, to vacuum them up later…um ew) Also, when she cooks for us (which we don’t encourage!) I will 9/10 times find a hair in the food. EW! It makes me gag. She can be a bit intrusive (for lack of a better word)…if we happen to forget our laundry in the dryer, she’ll fold it up for us…I don’t need/want my MIL to fold our underwear! And no, it’s not because she needs to use the dryer, she just thinks she’s being helpful. Anyway, those are just a few examples
My husband is equally as annoyed about some of the reasons I am, but what can we do? It’s her home, she’s allowing us to stay with her for as long as we need to.
So are we completely insane for living with my MIL…would you ever be able to do it?