I have mentioned in previous posts about how awful my mother in law is. I know that sounds so completely horrible, but it is so true. She is the mother in law no one wants, especially me!!
A little background for you… for the past 5 years she has been nothing but mean to me, but never to my face, always behind my back. She is extremely manipulative and we never agree on anything. She even asked us to get divorced the day after we got home from our honeymoon!!!! She was painfully unhappy when we announced we were having a baby. In fact, we predicted her less-than-stellar attitude toward our very planned pregnancy so we told her moments before posting on Facebook… which means that almost all of our close friends and family knew for weeks before we told her!
In my opinion a mother in law (or mother since that’s what she is supposed to be toward Kevin) should be loving and excited for the big events in our lives. Wrong. So wrong. I seriously think she roots for our marriage to fail. Unfortunately for her, we are so happy and really only ever disagree on things that come to HER.
So after a lot of drama and her ruining my baby shower, we cut her out for awhile. I agreed to let her come to the hospital on day 2 to see Lily and even let her come over one other time to visit.
Well, she offers to come down to watch Lily so we can go to my 10 year high school reunion. And I cancel our other babysitting arrangements and agree that since she is technically related to us she should be allowed to watch Lily. She even asks if I need to borrow something to wear to the reunion (mind you this is the woman who wears track pants with the stripe up the side and nice sweaters and tries to pull it off as dressed up). Yeah, think I’ll pass on that one, thanks. I even start to get excited with the fact that maybe for once she could be somewhat of a normal MIL.
Wrong. So very wrong again. She texts the morning of to tell us she has an ear ache and is going to Med Express so she can’t come watch Lil. Really? An ear ache? This is coming from the woman of a million made up diseases so we don’t know whether to believe her or not. I have never met a grandmother in my life who doesn’t want to spend time with her grandkids. It blows my mind. She doesn’t even have the balls to call, she texts and she doesn’t even wait to see what happens at Med Express (they said it was red and irritated) to see if she was contagious and then cancel. Nope, just says “hope you can find a sitter.”
Don’t worry crazybird, we have more than enough people that love our little girl much more than you that will be glad to take care of her! Please don’t ever ask again!
UGH! It is just so frustrating! She can disappoint me, she can continue to disappoint her son, but I will NOT let her disappoint my little girl!