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    Loving this thread! I can relate to many of the posts so far..

    I have so many but this is the most recent

    DD: crying because MIL has taken her and walked off and left her security blanket behind

    MIL: Oh DD you and your silly security blanket, always the same, never a new one, your mother is so cheap.

    Said right in front of me, DH, FIL, BIL and DHs Grandmother, and not one of them said anything. I just said actually she likes that one and the whole point of a security blanket is to have only one, to which she just rolled her eyes.

    Right, cos I'm the one talking cr@p 😏

    Anyway I'm going to really enjoy showing her how cheap I can actually be when it comes to her birthday and Mother's Day, because in case she's forgotten I'm the one that bothers to get her a gift and card as none of her sons could be bothered, if they even remembered.

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    Lol I love this thread! I'll preface this by saying I actually do like my MIL and generally we get on really well, however she is a complete know it all which is very infuriating, and has very old school opinions/views.

    - I have had two newborns in summer and every time she asks me if I'm giving them water to drink. I tell her no I'm breastfeeding that is sufficient hydration for them, but she always goes on to say that her mother used to give her newborns bottles of water and that I'm risking dehydration by relying on my breastmilk alone.

    - She always wants to give my kids heaps of junk food, and she pretends to get my permission for things but then goes against my wishes. So for instance the other week she asked me if DD would like ice cream with her jelly. I said no, she will be really happy with just the jelly on it's own, no need to add the ice cream. So instead of respecting my wishes she asks my 3 year old "oh darling do you want ice cream with your jelly??" and of course DD is like yes yes yes! Urgh so I look like the bad guy when I put my foot down and say no you can't have ice cream with your jelly DD. That sort of thing happens a lot.

    - She often questions what I feed DH for dinner, and mentions regularly that he looks pale, and wants to know if I'm cooking him enough red meat, and letting him get lots of rest after work. She often asks me if I let DH go out and "blow off steam" as if I keep him locked away against his will? It's so infuriating, DH and I have a really good thing going and I certainly don't crack the whip on him and I'm always happy for him to socialise (within reason) and I feel I'm a pretty easy going wife, but she always insinuates that I'm the fun police that doesn't let him enjoy some boy time.

    It's just the little things but they add up over time!

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    My MIL is lovely. The only thing that really annoys me is how she keeps comparing how her daughters in law raise their children to each other. She tells me what she doesn't approve of my SIL and I'm sure she will do the same with them talking about me. It just creates competition, in my opinion. I don't understand why she keeps doing that, she is a very nice lady.

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    I shouldn't be in here because my MIL has passed and it is not nice to speak ill of the dead, but here goes. she had a very generous nature, would always give gifts till the cows come home, but she was often a bit narky. one of my friends, also a neighbour of hers, so someone she knew very well, had to have a breast removal due to cancer, mil's response, 'my sister had both her breasts removed because of cancer' . no sympathy, no kind regards. I think mil was a narcissist, over the years she pushed away every friend that her children had, so she could keep everyone focused on her. she tried to break up our friendships too, but I wouldn't let it happen. my fil was the nicest man so much an opposite to his wife. may they both rest in peace. marie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperGranny View Post
    so someone she knew very well, had to have a breast removal due to cancer, mil's response, 'my sister had both her breasts removed because of cancer' . no sympathy, no kind regards.
    Oh my, that's something my MIL would do. Noone else can ever have a hard time..she'll either simply change the subject to what SHE'S having to deal with, as though she's demonstrating camaraderie, or she'll directly one-up them.

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    Not as nuts as some...MIL isn't bad, just on a different wavelength...

    - I posted a pic to fb of DD after she had a go with my dark red lipstick. MIL responded with "oh not red, Grandma will give a lesson with some light pink lippy".
    -"Pink will be her (DDs) favourite colour, little girls always love pink" - me & my 95% black wardrobe are a touch worrying to MIL...
    -"Future DIL doesn't like our family & is keeping him (my BIL) away from us. We won't see much of him once they get married." (MIL has 3 boys - complaint made to my DH about his brother's fiancee).

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    My mil seems to have some sort of ongoing imaginary competition running with my mother. The other day out of the blue
    Mil: "does your mother make lace?"
    Me: busy trying to calm crying dd. "Um, no"
    Mil: "well I can make lace."
    Me: "okay"

    Out shopping for dd
    Mil: "if your mother was here how much would she buy?"
    Me: "mum's not a big shopper"
    Mil: "well I'm going to get lots of things."

    It's just so random!

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    I have stacks..... But I'll keep it short for now

    My personal favourite- the reason dd has no teeth yet is because you're still breastfeeding and she's lacking the essential nutrients from formula. (Dd was 8 months)

    You're too skinny and don't have big enough boobs to breastfeed.

    Before dd-
    MIL- I didn't retire so I can raise someone else's kids so their mother can work. I'll only babysit if you want to go down the club, but not so you can work.
    Now- why does your mum have dd and I don't when you go to work?

    The inlaws are moving in with us (their house) on Friday for around 3 months. I'm terrified

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    I have a few gems from my mil

    At school pick up a few years ago now I asked mil to hold on a second because dd1 wanted me to try to organize a play date with a girl in her class, who happened to have downs. When I walked back from taking to the mum a few meters away mil said "they shouldn't even let kids like that in main ****** school. All they do is take the attention away from all the normal kids and they end up learning nothing. Those kids aren't going to actually learn anything or be a productive part of society anyway. The same as kids with cp and autistic kids". I was dumb founded by that one and told her otherwise. I vented on here at the time about that one.

    When fil died (they separated about 20 years ago but never divorced) "I guess that makes me a widow now" in an excited tone as if it were a novelty club to be part of. Oh and "well (her son)dp wasn't that close to him anyway so he won't be that upset" when we told her he had died. I replied back with "um no actually we had been seeing quite a bit of him lately and they had gotten quite close actually".

    There are a few more but I'm getting irritated just thinking about them.

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    Default SH!T my MIL says

    There are so so many, and MIL has mental health issues so I always feel guilty having a vent. But there are times when I know the comments can't be written off by her mental state, rather it's just a grab for attention. Eg:

    MIL (at DDs recent birthday party, while I was clearly busy cooking, serving, dealing with boisterous toddlers): HopefulK? How did you make these mini burgers ?
    Me: umm can I tell you later when things aren't so hectic?
    MIL: (waits five mins), HopefulK? Did they come in a box like that or did you make them yourself?
    Me: Didn't you just ask me that?
    MIL: no?
    MIL (upon seeing my pregnant friend arrive) HopefulK? I didn't know X was pregnant how far along is she ?
    Me: (ignores her by this stage, party activity peaking by now, my friend then sits down next to MIL and strikes up a conversation, where MIL doesn't bother asking anything about her pregnancy!)

    She does this thing at parties where she comes in, flops down on the comfiest chair in the middle of the room, and spends the entire time barking orders at me, asking idiotic questions, and generally derailing any conversations I might be having with our friends/family who I haven't seen in a while. Then she will invariably crack the sads when people start tuning out her constant noise, she will then huff off to the car, periodically shouting out at FIL that she's ready to go pretty much ruining any chance he has of enjoying his day either.

    Would be ok if it was a once off but it happens every single time we catch up. She pretty needy!
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