Poor baby girl calls me, and I can literally hear the stress in her voice. She, and her fiance were having dinner with her future mother-in-law (MIL) who asked them when they plan on buying a house. The future “MIL” then asked if they considered buying a place with a mother-in-law apartment on the property so she could sell her condo, and live there six months out of the year. I was pretty sure we would have to go over to our daughter’s apartment to sedate her after that conversation.
This was not the first time “MIL” has brought this subject up which really has our daughter more agitated than a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs. Keep in mind our daughter was the type of little girl who sent her friend’s home after a couple of hours exclaiming that was enough bonding time for her.Our little Virgo enjoys her friendships, but she enjoys her space a bit more.Given the opportunity she would screen her future children to make sure they were suitable housemates. 😉
When I asked baby girl what she did the first time “MIL” brought this subject up she said she nervously laughed it off as a joke. This time she told us she immediately felt a sharp stabbing pain in her head. “MIL” is still a fairly young woman in her early fifties. Her health is good so for the life of me I can not imagine how she could possibly think that a young newly wed couple starting out would want to have their “MIL” living with them. Then again this is the same woman who invited herself to their Valentine’s dinner a couple of years before.
Did I also mention this is the same Mom who repeatedly told her son he needed to get a place of his own when he lived at home with her? When our daughter asked me what she should do I told her to talk to her fiance. The conversation went something like this- “My parents are not living with us, and your Mother is not living with us.” I then suggested that maybe she could have been a bit more delicate about the subject. her reply to me was “Oh Mom if I am too subtle about this I might roll over in bed, and find her sleeping in the middle of us!” My reply-“Duly noted” 😉