- 6 years ago
- Wedding: July 2008
Looking for a little advice here, and perhaps a little reassurance that my in-laws are not the most self-entitled people ever.
Yesterday my Darling Husband receives an email from his mother reminding us that she’s going to stay over our house for 2 weeks in July. We knew about this ahead of time and, although I’m not thrilled, I’m fine with it. My Mother-In-Law is semi-tolerable. But then his brother sends a follow-up email saying that his 11 year old daughter is going to stay over our house during those 2 weeks! He didn’t even ask us if it’s ok? We had talked about her coming for just a few days in July but how did it become 2 weeks???
So Darling Husband initially wasn’t pleased about it but today he’s telling me what more can we do. And now he’s talking about taking her sightseeing, etc. I’m really irritated by all of this, partly because my Brother-In-Law has the gall to pull this stunt but also, this girl is not the easiest to deal with. She is a brat at times and gets what she wants, always.
I feel like there’s not much I can do. For years before we got married, my Darling Husband would babysit his nieces and nephews quite a bit. And now even though we have 2 little ones of our own, his family expects him to continue babysitting. He’s the nicest guy but this is getting to be ridiculous.
I feel like I’m stuck between a rock and a hard place because 1) if I protest then I’ll appear as if I don’t want his family around (not entirely true), 2) my Darling Husband has already given up putting up a fight with his family.
Ladies who aren’t married yet: beware of your in-laws manipulating your lives!