Post # 1
Just… plain… tacky. Horrible taste in gifts, artwork, music… and her clothing? UNBELIEVABLE. Her dress for the wedding? I sent her some links, and she couldn’t have picked more low cut, high rise, tight fitting, and ugly. I decided there was no hope and I’m going to let her embarass herself, if only to give me one less thing to worry about.
Anyone else have this problem? It’s miserable! With Christmas coming up, I’m terrified of what gifts are going to be placed in my hands while she anxiously awaits my SUPERFAKEHAPPY REACTION!!!!!!!
Post # 4
Hahaha love this part: SUPERFAKEHAPPY REACTION!!!!!!!
I think we’ve all been there. I definitely have. I’m sorry your FMIL is tacky, though. Unfortunately, you can’t change a person, no matter how much you’d like to. She is who she is, ya know? Is she mean to your or anything? Does she seem to like you and approve of your relationship with her son? Is there any common ground you can find between the two of you? Hopefully it gets better with time.
Wanna post a pic of the dress so we can all cofirm just how terrible it is?
Post # 5
I’m sorry. I’m very lucky. I wish FMIL was my own!
Post # 6
Oh Honey, I completely can relate to you. My ILs could not be any different from my family. Sometimes I am amazed that FI came from them.
Post # 8
My MIL is like that too, I just deal with it cuz luckily we don’t see her much. Her presents are weird sometimes, but last year she ended up getting me a wrapping paper container that I really needed so, I was thankful for that
Post # 9
I can’t believe my FI is not a completely abusive, socially challenged idiot from where he came from!
His mother talks about how poor they are and she doesn’t have any teeth and refuses to wear her dentures! We told her the only way she can come to the wedding is if she wears her dentures. She screams at her younger, adopted children constantly, thinking people look at her as a woman in control, when in fact she is so embarrassing and I feel awful for those kids.
She has no taste in clothing either, but that’s the least of my worries!
Post # 10
Ugh, what a trial!
So what did you get for Christmas? Maybe you can start a White Elephant gift exchange in her honor.
Post # 11
@ erbear – Yikes! I hope she wears her dentures for the wedding. For her sake…
Post # 12
Oh no! Lol!
And I agree with the rest of you, I don’t know how my husband came from his parents!
Post # 13
I feel your pain. If my parents buy us something we don’t like or don’t need, we politely let them know, and it is not a big deal. The in-laws are another story. It is fake happiness all around for the endless parade of tacky champage flutes, (with our names on them, so these suckers will never “accidently” end up at Goodwill), vases, candle holders and wedding ephemera we endured. I don’t mind accepting a gift to be polite. We have a basement, and that is where these items live. But my husband and I were recently talking about how to let his mom and sister know that we really don’t need any more of their “gifts.” It would be much nicer to go to the movies or dinner with them.
Post # 14
Gosh, sounds rough. Good thing you’ve decided not to let her ‘style’ stress you out. Its not going to reflect on you anyway. I hope you don’t let on to your FI that you think these things about his Mother, that could get ugly! Good luck with her 🙂
Post # 15
LOL. Sister, you crack me up!
Post # 16
LOL. The worst my FMIL does fashion-wise is wear really bright colors, but I’ve been totally guilty of it in the past, so I can’t complain! I love the word tacky though! It conjures up different images for each person.