Are you friends with your MIL?

I've been very fortunate and for the most part get along fabulously with my mother in law, though she does sometimes try to parent our kids more than I would like (I'm their mom, thanks though!). Do you get along with your child's grandmother?

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BethSummerville, South Carolina
    04/12/14
    My husbands mom hates me even though we've never met! She stopped speaking to us about a year ago so I don't really have to worry about it anymore, although I know it is very hard on my husband. I wish things were better but she wants nothing to do with making it better.
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      04/12/14
      Unfortunately... no I am not really friends with my MIL. She only calls my husband when she needs something. She never calls to see how things are going or to see if she can come over and see our son, her first grandchild. We did see her for an early Easter brunch last Sunday... she does pretty well with our son. He's only 3 months old. We went to a High School play with the family and for the second part my husband gave our son to her to hold... I was frustrated with this because it was dark so I couldn't see him very well and she was sitting two rows in front of us. (I'm kind of a very protective mom.) But any who as the play is going on I am watching her and like any normal 3 month old he is moving and playin and squirming so you need at least one hand to hold on to him WELL she is more worried about TAKING PICTURES of the play then making sure he stays on her lap! He almost fell on the floor 3 times before he started to cry!!! Of course he gives him back right away and says something about him not liking that seen in the play... I was so mad I didn't say anything. She is just not the smartest. Also when he was about 3 weeks old she came over for a visit and changed his diaper she didn't go to his room and use the stuff in there she takes EVERYTHING out of my diaper bag to change him in the living room! She then picks him up and runs to the bathroom to wash HIS hands! WHAT! He comes back all wet she said he was playing in the water!!! Hes 3 weeks old he doesn't need to wash his hand when YOU were the one who changed him!!! UG... so needless to say no I am not friends with my MIL... she drives me nuts!!!
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        04/12/14
        i tried , she was a very difficult person
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          04/12/14
          Vicky
          I thankfully get along great with my MIL.. We are currently living with my husband's parents until the baby is born and we can get on our feet financially again after moving states. She works full time, so I clean the house during the days and try to have dinner on the table when she gets home, and we try to make a point of going out on Saturdays to do something (hair, nails, shopping, etc.)
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            04/13/14
            I...don't mind her. She tries too hard to be nice, I think. She always has, ever since we first met. I think she was afraid she'd scare me off or something, since Trevor rarely made any venture towards new people, especially girls and I was his first girlfriend. She still loves to be involved in things, but I'm actually glad we moved out of state. I've never liked living near family, where they can ambush at any given time, lol! I get along with her, but I'm quite happy being father away...maybe if she were more like my own Granny, who I still adore.
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              05/09/14
              nope we are the farthest thing from friends! my mother in law hates my guts ever since me and my husband dated back when i was 15 and he was 17 she caused our break up the first time i was in car accident with my moms friends step son and she told him and his family i was cheating with him how silly right and then had the nerve to call me up and call me horrible names and nonsense that i wouldn't dare say to a 15 year old girl. that was the beginning of bad she did not come see our daughter be born or my baby shower or anything to do with our baby. but she lives in new york and we live in California now so i don't have to be bothered with her but were afraid to have a family wedding because my husbands mother hates my whole family and causes drama. so unfortunately i am not anything with my mother inlaw even tho ive made the attempts to be friends. some people just dont grow up at all
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              About Beth
              Current: Summerville, South Carolina
              Birth: September 18
              On Moms.com since: Aug 18, 2013
              obsessed with babywearing, cloth diapering, and breastfeeding (but not judgmental about those that aren't). I'm a SAHM that works. Loves cupcakes, kittens, and glitter; hates spiders, housework and pessimism.