I sent off a very cordial email to my MIL regarding a day that we were coming near them to stay at my mothers and asked if they would like to come – for various reasons we would not be able to make it over to my in laws house during this short trip. I also asked if there was anyone that they would like to invite to the baby shower that my mother was planning on throwing and the response I got back
Ok what do you want me to bring?
RE: shower I know you don’t want any of my family there so want any of FIL’s?
I normally have a fairly okay relationship with my in laws. However this pretty much made me see red. MIL’s family has a criminal in it that we can not and will not associate with. This was both my husband and my decision. While I don’t like one of my MIL’s brothers I can tolerate them for a day. We don’t go to family functions
because a) we’re not invited and b) we live 4 hours away and work weekends. I never said anything about not wanting her family at the shower.
I haven’t responded back to the email. However – I believe I told husband that he could deal with his mother from now on.