Mom gives name ideas etc while MIL tears up… NWR

posted 3 years ago in Family
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I would just reiterate to mom every time she brings it up, “Let’s get through the wedding first!” and then change the subject.  Do you know why MIL tears up? Is she sad her baby boy is all grown up?

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Maybe lock them in a room together and see if they rub off on each other? Hehehe. But seriously, I think you just keep telling your mom “Lets just wait until after the wedding. Speaking of wedding, I’ve been thinking about these centerpieces…” And maybe just don’t bring it up a lot with your FMIL. I’m sure she’ll be totally excited when it actually happens but no point in bringin up things that stress you both out!

Post # 5
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479 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Haruyou:  Another tactic with your mom might be to say, “I’m so glad you’re excited about grandbabies…FI and I are definitely planning on it, but let’s focus on the excitement of the wedding.  When it’s time for the next step we can start talking names, but for now I’m just not comfortable discussing it.”  With MIL…I might stop bringing it up at all at this point.  You’re right she should realize her son is an adult by now and should have had time to get used to the idea of you as a couple but MILs can have issues with that!  Does she seem to like you in general?  If so, I’m sure when the time comes she’ll be excited for a grandchild.

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