Thursday, April 30, 2009

Creepy, Indeed!

Thanks to reader, K, for sharing more MIL misery with us.


Evidently, my MIL always wanted a daughter, but never had one.

So there we were, sitting around admiring MY newborn daughter when she says, "I think God sent her to me." WTF? To you? My eyebrows about shot off my head and she tried to amend what she said but it still sounded just as creepy. She said, "Oh I mean God gave her to you but really to me."

I think that was the last time I let her hold my daughter that visit. Then a few weeks later, I was telling my MIL about how smart I thought my infant daughter was (us moms can be so silly!) and she replied, "Of course she's smart, she's OURS." Ours? Ours? Creepy. Four years later, the woman tries to tell me about the vacations she wants to bring my daughter on. Can you say hell no?!

17 comments:

Housewife Savant said...

Oh Honey - your daughter IS smart, will ALWAYS BE smart.

Teach her well.

Include things like,
"Your Grandmother is just different honey." and
"Stay close to me when Grandma visits."

Scrappy Doo said...

Granny is some kind of psyco!
That is just to CREEPY!!!!
Scrappy

The Devil's Daughter-In-Law said...

K, I have heard The Devil refer to herself as "mommy" when 'talking' to my babies. I try and give her the benefit of the doubt and assume it's early stages of alzheimer's disease. Or maybe that's just wishful thinking on my part.

No offense, of course, to any readers who may have alheimer's disease. It's just that it would solve a lot of problems for me if The Devil were in a nursing home.

PLO said...

RUN! Run away NOW! After I gave birth to a son who died in utero, my MIL said to my husband, "it was MY baby too!", it has only gotten worse.

Kristina P. said...

Hey, I have Alzheimer's and I am offended! At least I think I am. I forgot if I was offended or not.

Scrappy Doo said...

DIL,
I work in the nursing home industry and in the name of al that is holy. PLEASE DOnot bring the Devil to mine.

You should here some of the stories I have heard of the years

DILs that have been treated poorly are the first to say "Enough with the details where do I sign?"

bernthis said...

this woman is just such a fucking piece of work. It reminds of that money with Rebecca Demornay(sp?) where she ends up breastfeeding the baby she nanny's for.

kel said...

um.... weird.... I wouldn't let her go with that woman either!! creepy!

Heather said...

Are you sure you aren't talking about my mother in law? I never would have thought there was another one of her out there! Mine also always wanted a daughter and will constantly say things like "come to mommy" (meaning her) and then say "oops, I mean come to Grandma". Then there was the time shortly after her birth and there were renovations being done on the ground floor of the house (unfortunately we all live together) and as I was walking through and holding my daughter to inspect what they were doing my MIL said to the workers and pointing to my daughter said "isn't she beautiful, I just had her". And she keeps topping these drop mouth statements almost on a daily basis! I feel your pain!

Missy said...

Oh I love your blog. I think it's just want the bloggie world needs. I can't wait to post about my psycho-hose-beast bitch of a mother in law. Another day tho.
Hats of to ya!

Missy

Mia Watts said...

Can't sympathize however would begin stocking up on holy water and wooden stakes.

Helene said...

I saw your comment on Shelli's blog and I totally loved the title of your blog (and the pic in the profile!!) and I had to come over and check it out b/c I had a hard time believing that anyone else could be worse than my MIL. Your MIL truly sounds like a piece of work (that obviously only the devil could take credit for!)

I remember when we first told my MIL we were expecting our 1st set of twins, she groaned and said, "I'm not ready to be a grandma yet" and I was like "oh, yeah because this is all about YOU of course and how I can f**k up YOUR life."

Heather said...

When my daughter was born my MIL said "I always wanted a daughter" too. Creepy.

Anonymous said...

Housewife Savant---Thanks for the suggestion!! I am definitely going to be using the phrase, "Stay close to mommy when GiGi visits"!

Little Girl Big Glasses said...

Mine looks sadly at my sons and says she's so lucky that at least her other son gave her grand-daughters.

Mother-in-Chronicles said...

When my oldest was just 10 days old, my mil said, "I think I'm going to make her my hobby!" I shot my husband a startled look, and he gave his father a look.

My mil enrolled in college two months later, at my fil's insistance. He told her she had to get a job or go to college because he wasn't going to let her drive us insane.

Bless that man.

Anonymous said...

Wow...I'm a MIL and Grandmother. Love my grandchildren. I use the word my granddaughter because that's what she is. You need to get over yourselves as Mommy and read the bible. You all have to much time. Why are you bashing the Grandmother to your beautiful child from heaven that God blessed you with. Shame on you. Keep it up and your children will learn from your actions. Making fun and being angry is so painful. Stop looking for reasons to be upset. It's unhealthy and so unrewarding. Life itself is to short.