Post # 1
I like my in-laws most of the time. They’re good people, and very nice, but sometimes they do things that drive me up the wall.
They were here on Saturday, and I just got finished planting a few of my flowers. I had geraniums in the back by our patio, and my MIL decided that she was going to “dead head” my flowers while I was inside making dinner. AKA…she was going to snip anything that looked dead to her. The problem was, she snipped a whole lot of healthy blooms and buds. I was NOT happy. I just spent a sh*tload of money on flowers to make my yard look nice. It’s one thing if I kill my own flowers. I have no one to blame but myself. I don’t need someone else snipping my stuff and killing my flowers! I came out to her snipping away! She was eyeing up my rose bushes next, but thankfully, dinner was ready by that point!
Then, she says she wants to stop by the outlet stores by our house b/c there is a store there that sells this garbage disposal cleaner that she’s obsessed with. Fine and dandy, but my Father-In-Law starts to argue with her about this cleaner and is it safe for the rubber in the disposal. This went on for about 10 minutes during dinner. WHY they are arguing about garbage disposal cleaner is beyond me, but it’s quite awkward for me, my husband and my BIL! And this type of thing happens every time we’re together! Drives me nuts!
Sorry…I just needed to vent about the in-laws. They drove me crazy this weekend! Do you have any funny stories about your in-laws and what they do to drive you nuts?
Post # 3
Ahh… in laws… 🙂
We have to have dinner with Future Mother-In-Law and Future Father-In-Law every Sunday. Almost every single time during dinner, Mother-In-Law will say something about Father-In-Law, like criticize his shirt or how he overcooked the meat. It’s so awkward. Or last time, we were discussing table assignments for the wedding, and I mentioned to her that I needed her to put together a list of people that she would like at her table. She says to me, “We’re not sitting with your parents?” Um, no, crazy woman, my parents have THEIR friends that they would like to sit with. It’s not so much that she said that as that she didn’t say a word during the rest of dinner and gave us all the silent treatment. So weird… it’s to the point that I flat-out refuse to go to their house for dinner until after the wedding.
Post # 4
Oh in-laws! It could always be worse! But I can see why that annoyed the crap out of you, I woulda been SO mad! Everyone has a story to tell about their in-laws, that’s for sure. I love mine, but they can also drive me up a WALL.
Post # 5
Yikes Miss Root…that’s definitely awkward too! It’s so weird how things like that seem normal to them! And, don’t get me wrong, I understand that people have major in-law issues, and this is nothing compared to some, but it’s nice to be able to vent!
On a side note, my mom offered for my in-laws to sit at their table during the wedding. Of course, my in-laws accepted as to not be rude, and then my mom got annoyed at me that they accepted! Don’t offer if you don’t want them to follow through – they’re accepting just to be nice and not to offend you!
Post # 6
Dh and I went over to my MIL’s Sunday to assemble a swingset. Well, Darling Husband and his Brother-In-Law anyways. We were thinking something like the first photo, but it was actually the second photo. It was HUGE and Darling Husband was definitely not expecting it to be this monstrous. Took the boys about 7 hours to assemble, haha. Doesn’t drive us nuts, but it’s kinda funny that it wasn’t really a swing set, more of a play ground. The kids are pretty psyched about it though.
Post # 7
My parents are also notorious for making things out to be small when they’re huge too ejs!
Post # 8
My Future Mother-In-Law makes everything out to be sucfh a big deal and frankly…I cannot take it and she nit picks at our house all the time…”the lights too dim”, “i wouldnt have chosen that color”, “thats not necessary”…ARGH!!!
Post # 9
Where shall I start? Lol. Future Mother-In-Law has been way better lately since Future Brother-In-Law and his Girlfriend sat down for a talk with her. But here are some good ones(I’ll try to keep em short)
We wanted a destination wedding and she threw a fit. Once we found our local venue and put down the deposit she says “You guys should have a destination wedding”
She constantly picks about our parenting! This is the most annoying/hurtful. The last time she babysat she claimed DS did not have any pjs. ??? I’ve counted and he has 15 pairs of pjs! Probably, 8 were clean. So she comes over with 4 pairs of pj’s the other day. This is funny in comparion to some things she’s said!
Future Father-In-Law barely says anything. He’s a great guy but sometimes I wish he’d just tell her how she is acting!
Post # 10
Unfortunately, we live with his parents… so lucky me I get to deal with their crap 24/7. I’ve put my foot down and we are moving out the beginning of the year.
Post # 11
@hisfuturewifey- we lived with his parents for a while too. If you want my advice; move far far away if you ever have children!