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<p>My MIL stopped by yesterday. To save you the long drama story she is now living in a friend's basement because she has blown all of her savings (most of it given to a con artist) and refuses to get a job. She thinks she can live off of her $500 a month social security. So imagine a bitter and depressed woman okay.</p>
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<p>Anyway while I was in the kitchen I heard her ask DH if I was having twins. WTF? Are you serious. First EVERY and I mean EVERY time she stops by which is about every other week she asks what my due date is. Asks if we are having a boy or a girl and asks what we have named him/her. So you can't tell me she hasn't gotten the info yet. </p>
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<p>DH told her no that we are having a girl and then she asks him if we are sure it isn't twins. Really lady? Really? DH then reminded her that we have had a few ultrasounds and it is pretty obvious that it is just one. Oh by the way I have shown her the pictures AND she has listened to the heartbeat with a doppler we borrowed from a friend. </p>
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<p>I love how she asked when I was out of the room and I think she thought I was out of earshot. Why don't you just say, "Wow, Sarah looks like a big cow!" because I know that is what you meant. </p>
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<p>For the record this is my healthiest pregnancy TO DATE! I have only gained about 25 pounds compared to the 50 and 70 I have gained in the past. </p>
 

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<p><span>FWIW an old man at my church likes to joke that I am having twins or triplets.  and I have told him over and over again that it is one and a boy.  I haven't gained any weight really but he just likes to pick on me so it is differant than your story!  His wife also calls me "fatty" I really like them though and no I do not want your MIL! </span> I don't know why people think that they can talk about our size just because we are having a baby. </p>
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<p>She sounds very senile and a job would definately be out of the question (not to mention a slippery slope with SS and very well losing her SS). A con artist could easily manipulate someone like that. She should be in your home so you can take care of her. Sounds like she needs it very  much. I hope this "friend" is trustworthy. Friends aren't family though sometimes they are more helpful.</p>
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<p>It really should be abundantly clear to you she does not remember these things and you should seek to help her through this world. I have fibro and thyroid disease and I'm lucky to remember a few names. The forgetfulness is embarassing and awful.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>babygirlie</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1282204/who-wants-my-mil#post_16078372"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>She sounds very senile and a job would definately be out of the question (not to mention a slippery slope with SS and very well losing her SS). A con artist could easily manipulate someone like that. She should be in your home so you can take care of her. Sounds like she needs it very  much. I hope this "friend" is trustworthy. Friends aren't family though sometimes they are more helpful.</p>
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<p>It really should be abundantly clear to you she does not remember these things and you should seek to help her through this world. I have fibro and thyroid disease and I'm lucky to remember a few names. The forgetfulness is embarassing and awful.</p>
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It is very nice of you to see the best in people at first. Like I said not to go into so much detail in the beginning. My MIL is probably the most self centered person on the planet, thus why she never "remembers" anything that doesn't have to do with her.</p>
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<p>Her problems are all her own and stem from her bad choices. Even if our house were large enough to accomidate one more adult I would never have her live with us. We warned her repetedly that this "boyfriend" of hers was bad news before she even gave him a dime. It caused a big rift and she basically told us to eff off so I don't feel sorry for her.</p>
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<p>Again it is very nice that you would assume she is a nice person and that we should be helping her but there is much more to the entire story of her life. I have a hard time helping people who refuse to help themselves. She is a very able bodied person who refuses to get a job.</p>
 
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