I’m sure most married people will say that their in-laws drive them bonkers, unfortunately for me though that’s very beyond true. My husband’s parents drive me so crazy that I find myself questioning my sanity. You see, I’m a new mother, my daughter is almost four months old. Because my husband was adopted at age 7 my in-laws don’t have a lot of baby experience, I can’t help but feel that his mother is trying to raise my daughter for me. She’s a grandmother, I understand that she wants to spend time bonding with her granddaughter, I in no way want to take that away from her. There is however a big bold line between grandma and mommy. My mother in law, Denise, wants to do all of the things I as a mother want to do. She wants to feed my daughter, she wants to bathe her, dress her, teach her to swim, and to crawl. Yes there are things as a grandmother that she should do, feed her too much junk food on the weekends and spoil her rotten. As a mother though, I want to do the big things. I want to be the one to teach my child to walk, I want to have fun teaching her how to swim to her daddy in the pool in our backyard. Now, I’m in no way trying to trash my mother-in-law, I’m sure most of you reading this have issues with your in-laws, I’m mostly just venting to people who have the same problems.
Leave a comment if you have issues with your in-laws that you’d like to vent about or discuss.
~Litiana Marie Hoerner