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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

The time has come....

I am just grouchy enough today to tell you about the person who gave birth to my husband. She drove me CRAZY this weekend. And to be perfectly honest, she didn't even do anything that bad. Just enough to poke the bear.

1. She made a photo album for my kids. (nice in itself right??) There were pictures of everyone in the family but me. Including the dog.

2. My sister in law (married to Dan's brother) is a really sweet girl who we all actually like. She is graduating from the police academy next week. MIL has her announcement displayed prominently on her piano and was telling Dan how we CANNOT miss her graduation. (We have an important Navy function that night). When I was graduating from college, I flew home from Florida for the ceremony and invited her to the party. She refused to come and asked Dan to come over and visit her at her house instead....without me.

3. She disciplines my kids in front of me. Even if I am in the middle of correcting them. I am perfectly capable of raising my own kids thank you.

4. I was telling Dan how I bought these jumbo rolls of toilet paper and they don't even fit on the dispenser thingy. She says "I always knew you were full of it." Huh??

5. She would NEVER NEVER NEVER let me in her bedroom but she felt free to go exploring in mine. And it was a mess. And my husband let her. When she came to visit us when we were first married, she was digging around in our bathroom and found condoms. As if that wasn't enough she actually had the gall to go to my husband and ask what they were for. WTF????

So, nothing too out of the ordinary this weekend, but enough.....


Oh, and I have added some yummy new recipes for Pulled Pork Sandwiches and Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce on my recipe site. Check it out! Great for this hot weather!

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Except for the condom questions and the obscure reference to toilet paper, our MIL's are twins!!! They should be locked on an island. I was correcting Caits from sitting our her window sill and leaning on the screen and she starts 'barking' over me. Adam got so mad he snapped and my FIL just laughed!!! Miss you.
Shan

Gingers Mom said...

I think they were seperated at birth. Creepy. I'll pay anyone out there to take mine.

Ms.L said...

I'd be ticked too,grrr!
It's on those prickly days that they grate ya the most..

Crazedmomof4 said...

I had a Grandmother in law like that, she treated everyone who was married into the family like aliens. My MIL stays away, she & my husband barely talk. I keep thinking how she is only hurting herself by missing out on my kids but I wished she would try & have a relationship with them. I think it most be a rare thing to get a good one. At least to can relate to "Everyone Loves Raymond." :D

Gingers Mom said...

Oh I can relate to that show alright, Crazed. In fact I can't hardly watch it because it gets my blood boiling.
Thanks, Ms L. Good to have ya'll on my side.
And these are just the little things....she has done some WHOPPERS!!

Carolyn said...

I sincerely hope I am never that type of MIL. Shudder.

I would have wanted to beat the bit@# with my double rolls of TP.

I lucked out so much with my MIL that I count my blessings. She told my husband that if we divorced, she was keeping me.

I hope BTom goes away soon.

And I will be buying some get well cards for my mantle. Well, I don't have a mantle but I'll post them somewhere.

Gingers Mom said...

Carolyn - I about peed my pants. Beat the bitch with my double rolls of TP. Fantastic!
At least I have a great mom.

Miss Kelly said...

My MIL (well, sorta, since I'm not married) lives on the other side of the country and I absolutely ADORE her and wished she lived closer. Lois is the best. Ask her if she'll beat up your MIL. Or kick her in the mouth....

beadinggalinMS said...

oh sweetie I see you got one of those MIL's too. We need to start a club. Mine is right there with yours.

p.s.
Did I see recipe for homemade hot fudge sauce?????? I am going to check it out.

Gingers Mom said...

Kelly - anything that involves kicking in the mouth makes me smile.
Beady - a club would be great. We could find some super secret ninja assasin to take them all out...

Catch said...

you should have told MIL to come back when she cant stay so long....I am thankful I have a great relationship with my DIL.

Miss Kelly said...

I think I was a horse in my past life.

Mike, Nicki, and Josh said...

Yummy....pulled pork. I'll have to check that one out. Ahhhhhh, yes, I believe we should start a club. Everything seems to really change after having kids with the MIL.

Gingers Mom said...

Oh Nicki, sorry to hear that. 21 days with your MIL will do that to anyone I am sure. Email me your phone # and I'll call you.

DreadPyrateRobert said...

Yep, definitely my victory in the MIL pool. And that's not saying much. Still, my In-Laws are well-trained in the disicplining the kids area. If I'm in the middle of it, keep your trap SHUT!!!
My kids, my problem. They gain a little leeway since we live in their house right now, but...

Robert aka Big Brother(Who is in fact watching you)

Gingers Mom said...

Screw em. Screw em all!! Oh...I got carried away.