Post # 1
Does anyone have a FMIL that speaks before she thinks?
Today, FI and I went apple-picking with some of his family including his cousin and his wife who just had a beautiful baby (#3 for them). FMIL is having MEGA grandbaby envy and brings up grandchildren in every converstation.
That’s fine, I get it, she’s excited for the new baby, yadda yadda, but it gets very annoying. So today, she’s on the grandbaby warpath and FI tells her that maybe we will decide to not have children (and then he laughs, joking).
She says, “Well, if you two told me you weren’t going to have babies, I’d sneak into your house and take your birth control pills and replace them with all sugar pills”
IN FRONT OF EVERYONE.
As every single mouth literally dropped to the ground, I just said “Wow, that is really aggressive, we’ll be sure never to leave our house keys with you!” Ha… ha… awkward laughter…
Not even 20 minutes later, she starts trying to get us to commit to a timeline of when we’ll have kids.
Thank you FMIL for making a fun day oh so much better.
Anyone else have a FMIL with no filter?
Post # 3
I adore my FMIL, but she is so opinionated. Always bringing up that we should have kids at 27 (her perfect age) and that they need to be raised in religious schools because “that’s how you learn morals” (we’re not religious) – she has an opinion on everything! What color my hair is, the dress I’m wearing, etc. I love her though!
Post # 4
After Christmas dinner at her house, I went to the kitchen to help with the dishes. As I’m rinsing some plates, she rushes to me and says “oh, you know what, those plates are really valuable….we should just let Julie (FSIL) wash them so that they don’t get broken.”
I, of course, just excused myself to the living room to watch football.
Post # 5
@PinkPinstripes: Same problem here… we mentioned that my husband and I both feel better about adoption, and my MIL (a few beverages into the evening) told me “you WILL be giving birth to MY grandchild”. No laughter, just awkward and terrifying. Yikes.
Post # 6
@lilyfaith: Our FMIL sound very similar! Big hearts and big mouths 🙂
@summerbvt: Yikes!!! After hearing something like that, it’s like “Uhh…ok good talking to you too”
Post # 7
omg. I can right a 1000 page book about FMIL’s verbal diareah. She just doesn’t not think before she speaks and everyone makes the excuse, “oh she doesn’t know better.” Um, she’s an adult, that’s not an excuse.
One of the first things she said after I showed her my ring was “that’s gourgeous, how much did it cost?”
then at the dinner table she turns to FI’s sister and her boyfriend of 17 years and says “Jenna, don’t you want a ring like that? You can have one. Tom’s not cheap.” OMG awkward. (they have no intention of every getting married – marriage is not their thing).
I can go on and on and on.
Post # 8
@lilyfaith: See, I feel that I could get along much better with my MIL if I could look past her annoying quirks. How do you look past these things? Is it just that you like her so much that it’s easy to overlook these things?
Sadly, I don’t like my MIL THAT much to overlook it all 😉
Post # 9
My FMIL has no filter either LOL love that phrase!!!!after being with my fiance for just under 3 months (still boyfriend at that point) and she turned around in front of everybody and blurted out “I want a grand daughter by christmas” umm its june thats not physically possible lol.shes lovely though and we get on really well,so anything she blurts out is just funny!!!x