Both sides of the family make fun of mine and DH life choices. They think that we should be married. My MIL even went on to say " you have lived together for almost 10 years, you ARE married in the eyes of the law... just do it already".
I don't feel that marriage is a priority in my life right now... maybe it will change in later years, but DP and I have been together for almost 10 years, no one is going anywhere
Another issue with my In-Laws is not raising our children in a Catholic household. MIL is Irish and FIL is Italian - both are Catholic, although they NEVER go to church, and are only religious when its convienient
. They really think that we *should* be sending the children to Catholic school, be baptised etc. DS is baptised and my MIL organized the entire event - much to our dismay (but we went along with it because DP and I were both very young, only 20, and totally clueless
: ). We actually stood up for ourselves when they asked us to have dd baptised. They never outright said anything, but they did make some snarky remarks.
My family is really supportive of our food choices, so at least I can thank them for that
They do think that co-sleeping is 'weird', especially that ds is 5 now. I figure he'll leave the bed when he is ready, he has already been talking about sleeping on his own
All in all, they are not as critical as some families, but I have had my share of snarky comments and eye rolls...
Pretty much, the general consensus (from the in-laws) is that I am 'damaging' the children b/c we don't have a minivan, dog and not raising them 'properly' in a cookie-cutter, white picket fence home in the 'burbs.