I told my mother-in-law off, and boy did it feel good!
Hey there! Remember a couple of weeks ago when I wrote about my MIL and her dumb checkbook being off according to what the bank had, and how she told me to shut up when I explained to her that she needs to balance her checkbook every month to make sure she didn't make any adding or subtracting mistakes?
Well, she just can't bury the hatchet. Since that episode a couple of weeks ago my husband has taken her check register and compared it to her bank statements from as far back as January 2003 and has so far found about $150 in mistakes and has almost all of 2004 left to go through before he's all caught up to today.
Today is the 3rd time in 2 weeks she has been over here and argued with my husband about how the bank just has to be wrong. He was fed up with her, and we were in the middle of eating supper, so he told her to drop the issue because he didn't want to hear it right now and he just wanted to eat in peace. She look at him and told him to shut up again. I warned my husband that if I ever heard her say that to either of us again that I was going to let her have it, so I did. I told her that she can't just come over here and disrespect us like that and tell either of us to shut up in our own home, and she said "I can do whatever I want. He's my son." Son or not, we both deserve respect so I told her if she didn't like it she could just get up and walk out, so she did.
After she left I told my husband I never wanted to hear the words "shut up" in this house ever again, especially after the babies get here. That's not the only terrible thing she says. She cusses all the time. That is going to stop when she is in this house. I refuse to let my children be taught cuss words by their crabby old grandmother.
Even though I chewed her out tonight I know it did absolutely nothing to change her. She'll never change. It just made me feel better knowing that I wasn't letting her get by with treating me that way.
Well, I'd better go. Talk later!