Post # 31
kes18 : You’re lucky! She does refer to the baby in my womb as “her baby” as well. She calls me not to ask how I’m doing, but to ask how “her baby” is doing.
But I’m not so bothered by that really. At the end of the day, those are just “words”. I just don’t like constantly being hounded on. If she wants something, she doesn’t stop until she gets it.
Post # 32
idkanymore : haha yes I consider myself lucky! She also insists I keep Dear Daughter up as late as possible when she visits. Now, I do would do that normally, but only to an extent. But I am really only comfortable with an extra hour or so. But Mother-In-Law threw a fit last Christmas because I put my 1.5 year old to bed at 9:30-9:45pm (normal bedtime ~8-8:30pm). Like she wanted me to keep this poor toddler up till 11pm to open gifts of something. NO. She didn’t say anything but after we left sent poor Darling Husband a rant about it at 4am one morning (and it was like a week later so I can only guess she was stewing over this all week).
Post # 33
Every time she asks you how “her baby” is, make sure to tell her how Darling Husband is doing and remind her that she could just ask him if she wants to how her baby is doing. Lol. I also vote get over to DWIL, she’s going to be a stage 5 clinger and more once that baby get here. Set boundaries now and no more greasing the squeaky wheel!
Edited for typos.
Post # 34
Westwood : This is true. My ears would detach themselves from my body if they could.
Post # 35
Start leaving her out of EVERYTHING. She doesn’t care that she is getting things that your own mother doesn’t even ask for – really???