Saturday, June 20, 2009

The Joy of Mother-IN-LAWS

Posted by Angiefairbanks at 2:33 PM
Recently I had my sons birthday party, he turned 3. We were doing a fishing theme so she told me she wanted to buy him a fish for his birthday. I told her "NO!" Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against fish, but it was for my son. Let me says this again, he was turning 3! I knew that if she bought him a fish the fish would very quickly become my fish. I am past the time of my life that I want a fish as a pet. I have two kids and a husband, if I wanted to take care of something I would get a cat or a dog or something that at least would be a little bit more fun than a fish. She really was adamant that she get him a fish and finally I said yes only if she would come and clean the bowl once a week.

Sure enough at the party last night she brough my 3 YEAR OLD a present that I was sure was a fish. We took it out of the gift bag and sure enough, not one but 2 fish. There was also a snail which I was told would help keep the tank clean (we'll see). I later found out that one of the fishes was PREGNANT!

I thought to my self, I give you an inch you take a mile! I know its just fish it is just irritating. She knows I wasn't happy about the idea but she did it anyways. Now my son "loves the fish" and says "they are my best friend." What can I do now.

What is it about mother-in-laws that drive us as women crazy. I know there are a few of you out there that have great mother-in-laws and I guess this posting doesn't apply. I just don't get it I have no idea why it is always like this. Mother-in-laws have an uncanny ability to drive us CRAZY!

I needed to rant. Post a comment or send me an email about your mother-in-law!


House of Howells on June 29, 2009 at 7:25 PM said...

I have a great mother-in-law, very sweet, we get along great, and she loves my kids, but for some reason I always have this thing were I have to prove her right with everything. If she says something wrong I just can't let it go and say nothing, I HAVE to say something! WHY, I don't know, it something about mother-in-laws!

Angiefairbanks on July 3, 2009 at 3:33 PM said...

I know what you mean, there has got to be some some deep threat issue that we all unconsiously go through. Its wierd. Side note one of the fish died already and the pregnant one miscarried (I think).

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