- 5 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
Ugh my MIL is driving me crazy!
Background info: She is generally a good person who’s never been mean to me and we’ve never had an argument or anything in the 7 years I’ve known her. However, she is extremely neurotic/anxious/and a hypochondriac. She makes a big deal out of everythingggg and can be a bit dramatic. My mom is the total opposite of her, so I have a hard time understanding her point of view sometimes. DH knows how she can be, but obviously he’s used to it by now. She never really used to get on my nerves until wedding planning began, but that’s a whole other story.
She doesn’t celebrate any holidays, birthdays, etc because of her religion. For some reason though, she’ll still have “get togethers” on the holidays and expect us to come over. Maybe she feels like she’s left out? Which she shouldn’t because my mom invites her over all the time and she declines. Well, 2 weeks ago, she decides to tell my DH that she’s going to have an anniversary party for DH’s grandparents and do a casual dinner or something. Guess what day she decides to plan it on? Thanksgiving. DH tells her that we are going to my moms house Thanksgiving like we always do (which she knows already). She made some snide remark but then just dropped it.
A few nights later, DH and I had dinner at his parents house. Again, she brought up the anniversary dinner and said it would be on Thanksgiving and she wanted us to come. Both DH and I said again that we probably wouldn’t be able to make it and she got mad and said “Well I guess you kids just won’t be involved then” ….then it was silent after that. Awkward. I thought it was the end of it but no…..
Just yesterday, DH told me she brought it up AGAIN! And she seemed pissed off we weren’t going to come over. DH asked her why she had to plan it for thanksgiving, and why she couldn’t just plan it over the weekend. Her answer? “Well thats only day everyone can get together.” Ummmm I call BS on that one!
We are supposed to see her for dinner tonight and I’m dreading her bringing it up again! Should I say something or keep my mouth shut and let DH deal with it? DH agrees she’s in the wrong.. But I feel like she does this every year around the holidays and it’s so frustrating! I have a feeling it’s going to be even worse when our child is born!!
Thank you in advance if you’ve read this far 😉