- 7 years ago
So, we began what is bound to be our long vacation today. For the past several days, and multiple times today, FCIL informed Fiance, Future Father-In-Law, Future Mother-In-Law, and myself that she had was bringing a few snacks and groceries, so it wouldn’t be necessary for us to go grocery shopping this evening. She said we were more than welcome to eat what she brought. But, we all knew better.
Thirty minutes after arriving at the condo, Fiance went to get some ice from the upstairs fridge so he could make a margarita. FCIL and her husband are residing in the upstairs, so that fridge is “theirs”. As soon as Fiance started putting ice in his cup, FCIL screamed, “What are you doing? Don’t take all of my ice!” Then, Fiance put some salt on the rim of his glass. FCIL screamed again, “Don’t use up all of my salt!” Then, she saw that Fiance had a margarita, she demanded, “Where did you get that? Did you use my stuff to make it?!” At that point, I wanted to punch her square in the face. All Fiance did was borrow some ice and some salt and she went beserk. Even after those outbursts, she STILL expected Future Father-In-Law, Future Mother-In-Law, Fiance, and myself to feel comfortable taking her food. Future Mother-In-Law asked me to accompany her and Future Father-In-Law to the grocery store, and before we left, FCIL made a point to remind us that she had “plenty of mayonnaise”.
We went to the grocery store and stocked up on so many groceries. No way were we going to be held hostage to FCIL’s wishy-washy food offer. We want and need to eat, and don’t want to get screamed at for doing so. When we got back from the store, FCIL was visibly upset that we’d gotten so much food, especially the items she’d specifically informed us not to buy (because she had “plenty” of them). Like, cinnamon rolls and mayonnaise. She saw the mayonnaise jar and said, “Oh my God! Why did y’all get mayonnaise? I told y’all I have plenty of mayonnaise!” Hmm, I wonder why we bought our own mayonnaise?? Maybe it’s because you’re STINGY! Yeah, I think that’s the reason!
I can’t stand when people offer things and there are strings attached. FCIL is the worst. I don’t know why she even bothers to offer her things, because she hates sharing. Future nephew had one of FCIL’s daughter’s $2 foam pool noodle things. He kept swinging it around, knocking things over, so Fiance took it from him. Fiance was walking down the hall with the foam noodle and FCIL saw him. She said, “Isn’t that L’s” Fiance said yes. FCIL jerked the thing from Fiance and said, “Well, where are you going with it? Give it here!” She acted like we were trying to steal her kid’s pool toy! We’re grown ups, what business do we have stealing a pool toy! Or anything, for that matter, but I digress.
Ughh, this is going to be a looong weekend. FCIL and Future Mother-In-Law are not getting along whatsoever. They’re civil, but only speaking when 100% necessary. I am trying my best to remain neutral, although FCIL has annoyed me thoroughly. The tension is thick. All of the men are just chumming it up, having some beers and laughing… a great time! All of us women are closed up in our rooms watching tv alone, lol!