Let me start by saying – my FIL loves kids. He is anxious for DH and I to have children. So, when my in-laws built a brand new house with a reading room/office off of the master bedroom for my MIL, he jokingly suggested they make it a nursery for grandchildren when it comes time. Her response, verbatim “Hell no, we aren’t having a nursery. I spent enough long nights awake with my own children; I don’t need to do it with theirs.” Ouch.
This is the same woman who has told us since we got married three years ago that she isn’t ready for grandchildren – where the hell does she get the idea that it is her decision? Last time I checked, MIL’s weren’t technically involved in the child bearing process.
She has also made the comment that she wouldn’t be interested in babysitting our children, especially not for more than a couple of hours. So, you can imagine my extreme surprise when my dear FIL tells me that they will be babysitting for one of MIL’s friend’s all weekend (a baby ~5-6mos.).
All I can say is – she had better not complain when we have kids and she never gets to see them – that is her own fault!
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