Monday, August 11, 2008

MIL Monday: Making Plans

We will be traveling to visit my in-laws soon. We haven't been back in nearly two years, and we have a ton of people to see in a short period of time.

Hubbie and I talked about it and thought that we should do an open-house type of deal. Have a 3-4 hour period where all our friends and family can come by on a very informal basis. The kids can play, the adults can chat and a good time can be had by all with lots of flexibility.

We talk with the ILs once a week. Since we just came up with the idea last night, we ran it by them this morning while we talked.

MIL's first response? So this is how you tell us?

WTF? Are you kidding me? By doing this, we free up much more time for you to see your grandkids. You live in a condo that has a large public courtyard with a playset, a space for grilling and benches for everyone to hang out on. How is this putting you out in any way?

And, we talk to you once a week. How the hell else are we supposed to tell you? Sky-writing? Have a genie pop up in your bedroom? Write it on your bridge scorepad? Jesus lady.

Her next response? So what are you going to do if it rains?

Hubbie is so. pissed. off. We are going to do this whether she approves or not. If she won't let us do it at their place, we will find somewhere else. How can anyone be that selfish?


Krysta said...

why does she have such a stick up her ass?

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Our friends Ian and Vonda get everyone together at The Varsity. Dude, go to a local restaurant, rent out their banquet room, and tell MIL she's not invited! Woo hoo! :)

A Free Man said...

CMGD's idea is a good one. Just skip the aggravating party. You have a good trip, now, you hear?

RiverPoet said...

Yeah, I'm with CMGD. Don't invite the b*tch. I know you're trying to do the right thing, but she constantly lets you know that she doesn't care. You shouldn't always be the one going the extra mile.

Peace - D

BaronessvonB said...

Oooh, I LOVE MIL Mondays!

Seriously, this woman is buzzkill personified. What IS her problem?

buddha_girl said...

I hate her. She's such a dirty whore.

I bet if you offered to rent a place, get a caterer, and purchase professional entertainers to occupy the kids, she would STILL HAVE SOMETHING TO COMPLAIN ABOUT!

She should have to live with my MIL for a week. THEN she'd be thanking God and all other deities that she's got it easy in this lifetime.

Whore. Dirty. Her.

Molly's Mom said...

I agree with CMGD. Screw it and have fun without her!

CPA Mom said...

every single time I feel sorry for myself about my monster-in-laws, I run across a post like this one and I see just how much worse I could have it.


Dude, I'd make any accomodation to see you and the kiddos. ANY.