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Sane In A Psycho World
Age: 29   MIL Age: 65

frequent fry her - SaneInAPsychoWorld Frequent Fry Her TM. - SaneInAPsychoWorld/Posted: 12-AUG-07
My ILs have more money than God, but you wouldn't know it by the gifts they give.  The gifts I get have been passed on to me from little gifts she gets at parties, but my SIL gets the worst of it.  Last Christmas the only thing she gave her DD was a free gift that she got at a makeup counter.  Not only was it a free gift, but it had been opened!

        Signed - She Is Unbelievable
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frequent fry her - SaneInAPsychoWorld Frequent Fry Her TM. - SaneInAPsychoWorld, 1 of 4 needed/Posted: 20-JUN-07
I have decided that when DH and I finally have kids, his parents will not be allowed to stay alone for extended periods of time with our kids.  Here's the reason why:  SIL, who hates her mom, too, had two girls, approximately 3 and 5.  The three year old was preparing to go to preschool, but would not be allowed to go until she was potty trained.  My MIL and FIL told us that they were going to stay with the girls for a week, while mom and dad were out of town, and they were going to teach her how to use the toilet, come he!! or high water.  And don't you know, they did it?  But here's the kicker:  In order to teach her to go to the bathroom, MIL sat her on the toilet for HOURS and would not let her get up.  Way to totally undermine the parents' authority and associate yourself with torture in your GC's mind!  They are constantly digging at SIL and her DH about their lack of parenting skills.  They complain that my BIL is too quiet and never speaks to them.  They think he's weird, but really, he's just smart!  He knows not to open his mouth because he will only get ripped apart.  They are so frustrating.

        Signed - Did I Sign Up For This?
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frequent fry her - SaneInAPsychoWorld Frequent Fry Her TM. - SaneInAPsychoWorld, 2 of 4 needed/Posted: 11-AUG-07
DH and I got married about three months ago.  We are perfectly happy with our lives, and we are not greedy people who are just looking for gifts.  However, there are certain times that a gift is appropriate.  We still have not gotten a gift, or even a card from my MIL and FIL.  We know that if something was said to them, they would throw back in our faces the fact that they paid for the rehearsal dinner (they invited all their friends and there were 85 people there, not our idea).  Also, they threw a party at their house about a month ago that was supposed to be so that we could meet all their friends.  They would also bring up the stuff they do for us, so how could we be so greedy to look for a gift?  The only problem with that is that when my SIL got married, they paid for this huge, elaborate wedding, and then gave them gifts on top of all of that!  We didn't even get a card from them.  It really makes me realize that partying with their friends is more important than showing their son that they are happy with his marriage.  I know I shouldn't let her get to me, but that is really kind of hurtful.

        Signed - I Can't Believe I Married Into This
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frequent fry her - SaneInAPsychoWorld Frequent Fry Her TM. - SaneInAPsychoWorld, 3 of 4 needed/Posted: 11-AUG-07
Every once in a while there is some justice in the universe.  Call it karma, just desserts, whatever you want, but payback can be he!! sometimes!  My ILs threw a party at their house.  This party was supposed to be for us, even though at the bottom of the invitation it said, "By the way, son and DIL will be here."  BY THE WAY??  When we showed up, we were immediately put to work carrying chairs and tables, scrubbing porches and stringing lights for hours.  Then, when the party started we were told to tend bar.  When everyone sat down to eat, I had to go around to all the tables and get people drinks before I could eat.  The party was supposed to be for me, but I was the last to eat!  It was an absolute miserable day, but there was one thing that made it slightly better.  One of the guests at their party had gotten sick, and on his way to the bathroom, he cr@pped his pants and left a trail down the hallway!  Then, when he got in the bathroom, he pooped EVERYWHERE.  It was all over the place.  Then he left!!!!!!!!  He didn't even bother telling MIL that he had done it, and so when she discovered it, she had to clean it up!!!!  It was really funny, and I was so happy to see her get a little bit of payback for how badly she treats everyone else!

        Signed - You Have To Love Karma
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frequent fry her - SaneInAPsychoWorld Frequent Fry Her TM. - SaneInAPsychoWorld, 4 of 4 needed/Posted: 12-AUG-07
I have no idea how someone can become as thoughtless and inconsiderate a person as my MIL.  This past Wednesday, she sent an email to DH and me, as well as my SIL (whom she totally hates).  The subject was "just so you know".  In the email she said that my DH's grandpa had been in a car accident LAST THURSDAY.  She had waited almost a week to let us know, and even then, she sent an email!!!!  And, to top it off, she also mentioned in the email that DH's great uncle was dying, and was not expected to make it through the night.  Who tells their family major news like that through email?!  So, DH replied and said that he appreciated the news, but he would appreciate a phone call next time, and he included his numbers (which she already has).  THE NEXT DAY she sent an email letting us know that the great uncle had died.  DH called her and tried questioning her about why she wouldn't bother calling, and she had the nerve to say to him that he could try calling her once in a while!  Apparently, we are supposed to be psychic, sense when there are family emergencies, and call her immediately.  I don't think that she is ever going to get it.  I think she is going to be this way forever, no matter what any of us do.

        Signed - Totally Exasperated
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