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frequent fry her - 4gracealone Frequent Fry Her TM - 4gracealone, 1 of 4 needed/Posted: 1-MAY-08
I thought it was just me.  I figured there must be something about me that just made my MIL act so distant and rude.  Then, the 2nd DIL entered the family, and the 3rd.  I was blissfully unaware that she was so rude to other folks, too.  Somehow, thinking that she just did not like me made it seem not so bad.  Last month, we had the wedding for the 3rd SIL.  The bride requested that the MIL wear any color from the wedding palette, except black.  MIL did not think that the bride's color choices would look good on her, so she wore BLACK.  Needless to say, the bride was not impressed.  The real kicker is that she is Mrs. Etiquette for everything else, yet seems so daft about the proper behavior for her DILs.

        Signed - Not So Blissfully Unaware Anymore
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frequent fry her - 4gracealone Frequent Fry Her TM - 4gracealone, 2 of 4 needed/Posted: 3-MAY-08
My MIL decided to visit us in our new home (in a warm climate) in August, of all months.  Then, she proceeded to complain about the heat.  We were all in the vehicle, ready for a trip, when I needed to get a quick prescription at the pharmacy.  I saw a uniformed police officer looking at bandages, and I decided to help him select one, since I am a nurse who has wound care experience.  I explained why it took me longer in the pharmacy, and my MIL proclaimed (loud enough for my 11 year old DD to hear), "Be careful, he could have thought you were PROPOSITIONING him!"  Umm, yeah.  I guess she thought I looked like a hooker.

        Signed - Rolling My Eyes Because Rolling Her Down The Hill Is Illegal
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frequent fry her - 4gracealone Frequent Fry Her TM - 4gracealone, 3 of 4 needed/Posted: 16-MAY-08
When I was in the hospital having my MIL's first GC, she never came up the first day because she had to go to her sister's 25th wedding anniversary.  She "jokingly" said that I should have planned it better.  Umm, yeah, this was a NATURAL birth.  When she noted, with disgust, that I was breast-feeding, she exclaimed that she could never "do that".  She thought it was gross.  Nice comment for me to hear in mixed company.  A few months later, when she realized that I was going to keep this up, she kept on and on about how on earth could I be sure that the baby was getting enough milk.  "She looks too thin (on and on)."  I reminded her that this was my 3rd child, and I had already successfully breast-fed my first 2 children for a total of 5 years combined (this just grossed her out to no end, BTW).  I should note that I am a RN, trained in lactation consultation, and she has NO experience with breast-feeding whatsoever.

        Signed - Blessed With Breast-fed Babies!
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frequent fry her - 4gracealone Frequent Fry Her TM - 4gracealone, 4 of 4 needed/Posted: 16-MAY-08
The first time I met my MIL, she saw my car in the driveway of her home and could not figure out why someone from the neighboring county (their state lists the county on the plates) would be at her home.  She made it perfectly clear that she did not like folks from that county!

        Signed - Not Even Originally From That County Anyway
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