(Closed) Things your FMIL/MIL shouldn’t say to you

posted 11 years ago in Family
Post # 107
140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

(oh and ps, it works *just* fine as far as I’m concerned……. i say, as i ring the bell for satan)

Post # 108
11 posts
  • Wedding: April 2012

hahaha these are horrible but so so funny! Everytime I see “awkward silence” I crack up because I’m always the one in the crowd to say “well this is awkward.”

Future Mother-In-Law to FH with me there: “Well, you know her parents are just sucking up to you so that they can marry her off and not deal with her anymore”

……..I had to leave the building.


Not Wedding Related Future Mother-In-Law to FH: “Did you see the way she looked at me?! She just gave me a weird look like she wanted nothing to do with me!”

…I smiled at her.


Not Wedding Related again, talking about baking. Me: “Yea, My mom didn’t bake much when I was growing up, never really liked it”

Future Mother-In-Law:”Oh, I love baking.  You see, your mother worked while you were growing up, she had different priorities.  But I made sure to always bake home made meals for my boys while they were growing up.”

It took everything in me not to say “Your right, but at least my mother never had to come to me for money when I was growing up.”….I’m still bitter about that one.

Post # 109
3 posts
  • Wedding: April 2011

Oh gosh. Well, I got to hear about how I didn’t have to feel pressured into “giving in to what every man wants” when I started dating a new man… Um, I’m getting married to your son? When are you expecting me to be dating a new man?

Future Mother-In-Law to me in front of FH: “Well, I’m his favorite woman. That won’t change until you’re married.”

I get to hear all the time about how my wedding isn’t really a wedding. She keeps calling my ceremony “the rehearsal dinner”.

She’s just kind of crazy and can’t let go of the fact that he’s grown up.

Post # 110
32 posts
  • Wedding: August 2011

I get the sad face and the “no one from our side will come because it’s out of town and too expensive.” Guilt guilt guilt. SO over her!

Post # 111
384 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

lol these make me feel better! My Future Mother-In-Law is honestly a very nice woman, we get along fairly well and I think she likes me, but she has this habit of saying things that just come out the complete wrong way. She agreed to pay half for our wedding (makes sense since their family’s guest list is more than double ours, ugh) yet constnatly complains to me about the cost (i didnt ask her ot contribute a dime they OFFERED!) or will make comments htat kind of insinuate I want things fancy or something or she makes little comments if I drink (She’s against drinking)…the other day she had a lot of religion comments about brides who “force” their religion on thier children wtihout considering the guy’s religion (we are mixed religions and have yet to have the “waht will the kids be” discussion)…plus she insulted my white flowers! “It’s a little wintery for June, isnt it?” NO ITS NOT lol I love my white hydrangeas!

Lol felt good to vent…honestly she’s not a bad person she just had a few gems this weekend…

Post # 112
749 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

About a year ago, my Fiance was joking around about getting a vasectomy because I have baby fever. I always have baby fever, btw. We already have two kids together and when he jokingly told his mother he was getting “snipped” she said “what if you want more kids,” and he said “I love the ones I have but Boston’s mom always wants another baby”  which she replied, “no I mean what if you meet someone else.” Aww thanks for believing in our relationship FMIL!!!

Post # 114
220 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Her first reaction to her son upon hearing about the engagement:

“Now have you gotten her social security number so you can get it [the ring] insured?”

To Me: “You know, in case you throw it in a river!”


Post # 115
404 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Mine is not terrible, but awkward. She speaks Spanish and I don’t so someone has to translate and it’s usually in front of everyone. She asks what type of birth control I’m on and how fast can I get off of it because she wants grandchildren from us. I like that she loves me, but I would love to have these convos with a few less people involved. By The Way, I’m still on the waiting list.

Post # 116
1132 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

When I told my Future Mother-In-Law that Fiance and I want a “Vintage haunted hollywood” theme she said “Ohh that sounds too gothic”

Post # 117
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My Future Mother-In-Law is truly a master of the underhanded dig…one of my personal favorites was waaaay back when Fiance and I were preparing for a year of LDR when I went away to school and I made a comment about him coming to visit me, and she looked at me and said, “Now why would he want to go and do something like that?”  She was fully faithful that we would be breaking up…that was over 3 years ago.


And there’s always the classic:

Me:  WE’RE ENGAGED!!!!!!!!!

Future Mother-In-Law:  Oh.  Greeeeat….. (goes back to what she was doing)

What a classy broad…I suppose she just didn’t want to admit defeat.  Laughing

Post # 118
128 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I have a great relationship with my future Mother-In-Law so luckily I don’t have too many crazy things. The only time I think I got really upset with her was when I decided to get a second dress for the reception and came home with it only for her to say that it would be too hard to alter and that I am not going to be able to get the money I paid for back for it and I was very disappointed (She was right about it being too expensive to fix.. ha ha), but for the most part she’s been really helpful.

One thing she keeps saying which does get annoying is

“Are you sure you want to marry him? Why don’t you wait another year to make up your mind.” We are spending quite a chunk of cash and We are less than 60 days away. I made up my mind a long time ago! She finally just stopped saying it after the invitations went out and RSVPS started coming back.

Haha, She makes me laugh though.

She is constantly telling the Fiance

“You know you are marrying someone just like your mom right?” because we are very similar.

Fiance just smiles :]

Post # 119
61 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Grandmother: “Well, when you two moved in with each other, you weren’t talking about getting married!”

Me: “We were and that’s why we moved in, to see how it was going to work.”

Grandma: “Well, good respectful girls don’t move in with some guy before they are married. I don’t even know the guy and with how you have disrespected me, I don’t think I’ll be at the wedding.”


Disrespected because I didn’t ask her permission before we moved in together, I talked to my dad about it. And because I don’t grovel at her feet when she does anything remotely directed at me.

Post # 120
1258 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

This isn’t about my Future Mother-In-Law, but one of my future cousin-in-law-twice-removed.  This weekend, FH introduced me to her for the first time.  They see each other at funerals and weddings, but are not in touch otherwise whatsoever. FH actually had to ask someone else what her name was, because he gets her and her sisters mixed up. That’s how little they see each other.

After we exchange the ‘nice to meet you’s, she congratulates us on our upcoming nuptials, and then tells us that ‘we should do a photo shoot at the wedding with just the cousins!’. She gets really excited about her idea and keeps talking about how great it would be to do a picture with all the cousins (all 327642834762 of them), and basically asks me to agree with her. Lady, I’m sure you’re very nice, but we pay good money for the photographer. I think we get to pick what pictures will be taken. Just because there will be a photographer present anyway does not mean we can do family portraits for whoever wants one. 

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