We’ve been married for 3 years, with a blended family of our 2 girls from previous marriages (7 and 8 yrs old) and our son together. We try our hardest to make it work, we love being “a family”
But my insane in-laws won’t let that happen! They are obsessed (that’s putting it mildly) with their 8 yr old granddaughter (may I mention they have 6 grandchildren total). They spoil Her, only visit Her, they ignore our other children, or as coined “children from THAT woman”.
They say I’m obsessed and a control freak because I want the kids to spend time together, since my step-daughter doesn’t live here and only visits once a month. And they blame everything in the world (probably even the war in Iraq ) on me. The last thing my MIL said was that I was intolerable and in need of a lobotomy. And my FIL says he’s hated me from the second time he met me. I’ve booked that for next week (haha).
I’m lucky though, my husband is amazing. He supports me 110% and thinks his parents are freaking crazy! So now I have the daunting responsibility of trying to explain to my daughter, who they excepted at first and insisted she call them grandparents, that they want nothing to do with her. I thank god my son is only 2 and can’t comprehend this!