Oh man, my Future Mother-In-Law has said some gems.
Future Mother-In-Law to Fiance after he tells her I’m vegan: Well, maybe we should bring her to some farms to see how happy the cows are, and then she’ll drink milk.
Future Mother-In-Law about my student loans after I tell her that I’m on an income based repayment plan and, because I work at a nonprofit, my loans are forgiven after 120 payments: Well, you need a real plan to pay off your loans.
Me: *explains the plan again*
Future Mother-In-Law: Well, I raised very financially responsible childrenand they would hate being in debt.<br />
Thankfully FSIL jumped in to say that she’ll have around the same amount of debt after business school and that my debt is normal for people who have graduate degrees.
Future Mother-In-Law on the phone with Fiance after her explained the public service loan forgiveness program again because she was harping on my loans: So, she’s getting a government bail-out!?!
After I told FI’s family (because Future Mother-In-Law asked) that my parents brought me up to be open-minded about religion and believe in whatever I wanted rather than raising me in a specific religion, and that I am happy with that and don’t feel that I missed out on anything:<br />
FI’s Aunt: Well, you’ll never know what you missed out on.
Future Mother-In-Law: I don’t think that’s right. Everyone needs god in their life (and then lectures me for 15 minutes on the importance of religion and god; Fiance is not religious either)
At FI’s family’s lake house for a long weekend, after I had already set the table and made the salad for dinner, plus made the main dish for myself and Fiance…
FI’s Aunt: Well, TGold, your mom probably had a lot of time for housework and cleaning, but Future Mother-In-Law works and we all need to pitch in to give her a break when we’re here. You should be doing the dishes when we get back.
Me in my head: And I don’t work?!?! Last time I checked, I have a full time job and drove 6 hours to be here. Maybe I don’t want to wash everyone’s gross meat dishes.
Future Mother-In-Law: I don’t know whether or not you celebrate Hanukkah, but we got you a menorah.