I hate to break the news to you, my cranky mother-in-law, but you are not what I had in mind when I married your son.
Please be honest and tell me if any of you have ever felt this way? It’s so tricky when you marry the man that you know God customed made for you, and he comes with a mother that will say and do anything that belittles you. But because the love you have for her son, you grin and bear it
I will never forget the look on her face when she saw how much weight I gained after my first child. She saw me at the hospital after I gave birth, and I guess she gave me a pass because I JUST gave birth. However, when she came back 2 months later, the weight was still there. Her eyes said it all, and maybe she gasped, or perhaps I just imagine that because she looked like she saw a ghost.
At the time, I could have pushed her down my stairs and then threw my scale at her judgemental smirk. I actually pictured myself doing that and fell into a daze filled with joy. That satisfied me enough to hold it together. After all, her visits were always short and sweet. Wait, not sweet, but thankfully short.
It would have been great if her disgusted stare had been all she brought with her. But it wasn’t she also came with presents because she knew she wasn’t going to see us at Christmas. So she gave them to us 2 weeks early. She brought my daughter cute outfits and a stuffed animal, my husband received presents after presents.
What did I get you asked?
I didn’t expect to get a present, so I wasn’t eager to open it. My gift was the only one not wrapped, it was thrown in a small wrinkled up bag that looked like my mother in law dug it out of the back seat of a dump truck car. I opened up the bag, and unfortunately, all eyes were on me. I was totally and utterly embarrassed because of all the things to get a new mother, a new wife she buys me 4 tea bags of dieter green tea and three pieces of the bit of honey bite-size candies.
At first, I was furious because I knew this was a joke about my weight gain. Then I grew a little more upset for several reasons but probably not why your thinking. I wanted to know why she only gave me 3 pieces of that candy; that is one of my favorites. Also, who received the rest of the box of tea? That tea works excellent, and I would have loved to have more. I mean, if you want to help me lose weight, then give me the whole box, please.
Am I right, or am I right?!!
You could have chosen to read any blog, but you chose mine, and I’m honored.
4 Replies to “The Cranky Mother In Law And The Not So Friendly Gift”
It’s hard not to feel anything when these types of people thinking it’s funny as a joke! It’s only funny if even you found it funny! I spend most of my life being called fat just to make me upset …. my own family mention it even when I was very thin before the kids ! I know what you mean and it angers me whenever I see people treating others this way…. hugs my dear! I love that you are able to throw in a positive light to this….
I can’t stand someone body shaming and like you I was teased as a child. It’s just so disrespectful. Thank you for the hugs!
I try to be positive and not let anyone ruin my joy. Life is to short for negative energy.
Thank you so much for stopping by💗
Same boat 🚣♀️!! We can do this!
Yes we can 💗💗💗