Post # 1
Yesterday, I found out that my FIL competed in a dragon boat race. He held his own on a team of young rowers. He was also scouted for Tour De France last year; my FIL is the picture of health as 75 years old. He puts young men to shame. I love my FIL because he is very sweet and caring; he doesn’t have a mean bone in his body. He also loves to laugh and enjoy life.
My husband looks like his father and has all the same mannerisms and habits; it is really cute to watch them do the same things. My husband is also my FILs favorite child. My husband and I are both our father’s favorites while our mothers do not like us very much.
If you love your FIL, post about it in this thread. Many of us have nasty MILs but sometimes the FILs can be a silver lining.
Post # 2
I absolutely LOVE my FFIL. He and FI are very much alike in looks and in temperment and FFIL has actually stepped in to be the dad figure I never had. He treats me no differently than his own biological daughter. I am very thankful to have both of FI’s parents in my life.
Post # 3
How sweet! I know I could never be like a daughter to my in-laws them because of my race. Only my MIL has made racist comments but neither of my in-laws are accustomed to being around anyone who isn’t white. I still feel very welcomed by my FIL because he has never insulted me and he is very friendly. I call him “Dad” because I feel close to him and also because of my cultural leanings. I would never feel comfortable referring to my MIL as “Mom”.
Post # 4
His dad is surprisingly tolerable, and I’m so, so grateful for that. I couldn’t stand him for 5 years or so, but once we got engaged, he started dating a lovely woman who has mellowed him out and now we can have conversations. I don’t mind spending time with him, and thats much better thab I thought it would ever get. It doesn’t sound great, but he’s definitely a silver lining when it comes to his family.
His mother, on the other hand, is a cun+.
Post # 5
Bhahahahah! I think a lot of Bees think that their MILs are cunts. Glad you get along with your FIL now.
Post # 6
Come on Bees…nobody else has a great FIL?
Post # 7
My FFIL is amazing. I think FI is also the favororute but that’s a long story. FFIL is a bit socially awkward but is lovely to me and always includes me as part of the family. We often have in depth conversations about movies whike excluding FI because he doesn’t like them. He and his wife always ask about my pets (they are my life). And more recently he bought us a car for us to pay him back for over the next fer years. He understands our life and a car not being top priority so he did this knowing how drastic of a difference is will make to us (it should have been more of a priority to us I realise now!).
He is just wonderful and I’m glad to have him in my life, especially as I don’t get along with FIs entire family.
Post # 8
My FFIL has treated me as he treats his own daughter since Day 1. He and my FI are very much alike, but I have a lot of weird little things in common with FFIL that are endearing. Like we’re both into the same foods so when we all go out, he and I will try new things while FMIL and FI won’t! He pokes fun at me often. His father texts me often and has a similar sense of humor. My FMIL is just as wonderful, I just think she is less outgoing. I’m very thankful that I get along with FI’s whole family, but it’s nice to have a “dad” around because mine is quite distant.
When we moved halfway across the country, my future in-laws drove one of our cars there and helped us get settled. After protesting about them spending money on things I liked for our home, FFIL said “Look, if I want to spoil my future daughter in law, I’m gonna do it! Deal with it!”. <br />It’s not about the material thing….it was the fact that he says the same thing about his own children. 🙂
Post # 9
PositiveThinking: my FFIL is a wonderful man. He’s very kind, considerate and always is there if we need anything- the same for my MIL. They can be a little overprotective. But my fiancés brother died when he was little so I totally understand now we have a child of our own. they are also amazing grandparents, im very lucky x
Post # 10
How wonderful of your FIL to buy you a car! It is great when parents can help out.
That is so beautiful! My FIL and I poke fun at each other too.
I think it is great when wives can get along with their MILs. Let’s just say I am happy that my MIL lives far away. She is too volatile and jealous.
Post # 11
Funny story: My FIL hates to wear his hearing aids. I can tell that he did not hear me when we speak because keeps saying “Mmmhmmm!” to everything.
One day I put my mouth very close to the phone and cupped the receiver. “Dad…put in your hearing aid. I know you didn’t hear a word I said.”
My FIL laughed and said “I hate them damn things!”
Post # 12
- Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza
I adore both my MIL and FIL (I know that I am very lucky to be able to say that!). They are both total opposites, but compliment each other so well. My MIL is very sweet, soft-spoken and kind, but my FIL? He is loud, obnoxious and a complete jokester. He always wants to know where the party is and given my outgoing personality (vs my introverted DH) I absolutely LOVE when he comes to visit.
On a more sentimental note, he once bought me a beautiful necklace for Christmas. When I opened it he said “I bought this same necklace for your SIL. Now both my daughters have one.” It was so, so sweet and instantly melted my heart.
Post # 14
PositiveThinking: My FFIL is an absolutely incredible man. He worked extremely hard over the years to provide his family with the absolute best life he could. He is a seriously funny guy who loves to joke around, cooks amazing food, and is always ready to offer a dose of reality when needed.
He also realizes that sometimes its better to stay out of other people’s businessm something my FMIL has trouble doing at times – though she always has the absolute best intentions and I adore her as well. My FILs have always treated me like one of their kids and that is something I am very grateful for.