Friday, January 9, 2009

Oh the Beloved Outlaws, I mean Inlaws

Well, we thought we weren't going to have to see or deal with the Inlaws for several months, but like I think I told you, Hubby's older sister is getting re-married (third time is a charm?) and this time she's having a wedding. The first time she eloped, don't know what happened the second time, and now we have her marrying bachelor #3. When Hubby and I got married she was estranged from the family, so I didn't meet her for about 5 or 6 years? I think she was estranged for over 10. Or possibly 15? I can't recall. After giving birth to two children I think your brain just turns to least mine has.

I do like Husband's sister. She is really nice. I just kind of keep my distance b/c she is random (obviously) and Husband isn't really friendly to her either. We send the typical cards and such, and remember her children's birthdays and graduation. It's actually a pretty easy relationship.

Except now she's having a wedding and we have to come. Not that we have to go. We just want to support her. Shouldn't make everyone suffer just because the inlaws are problematic. So, we are going. We are staying with Husband's brother and sister-in-law. Should be fun. And short. I hope. My MIL is the freaking wedding planner for crying out loud! Husband's sister is a reformed Baptist--reformed meaning she was Catholic. Now she is all about being a Baptist. Not that there's anything wrong with being a Baptist--I grew up as one--but it is just a far cry from being Catholic. That will make things a little more interesting. (chuckle, chuckle)

At least I get to buy a new outfit and buy the kids something new. Hopefully some of the aunts and uncles will be there to dilute everything. That will help. I will let you know as the situation and my lovely MIL drama. Still haven't talked to them. MIL did email and ask for some pictures. I wanted to respond with ,"Yeah when hell freezes over." But I didn't. Now that I'm working at my church, I'm trying to be more Christlike. So I could respond with, "When heck freezes over.' HA HA HA. She'll get some when I get around to it.

Husband has travels in the town where his parents live and he is going to see his brother and sister-in-law. They asked the inlaws if they would watch their kids so they could go out to dinner w/my husband and they told them no. They've never told them no before. She thinks it is because they told them that they were going to see my husband. Interesting, don't you think?

Like I said, this wedding should be interesting. I did borrow the book Boundaries, that has been recommended to me. I'm going to try to have it read soon so I can prepare myself of how to deal with them all! Now all I have to do is get it from the floor of my car and actually open it!

I do have an award I need to post about too! So much busier with a job, but it is good for my brain! I am missing all my friends in bloggy world! Don't give up on me and thanks for following! Is it because you just can't resist my lovely MIL drama? :)


Surf Girl said...

Oooh, good luck. Sounds like you may be in for a wild one. I still can't believe we all behaved here at Christmas. But, I also haven't spoken to the SIL since then. Me thinks she just put on a good show for everyone. :)
I'll be sending happy thoughts your way!

Oh and....GO GATORS!!!!

Preppy 101 said...

So, so glad you are back!! Do keep us posted and remember we will love you even if you come back from the wedding bff with mil a.k.a. the wedding planner :-)

Gleatie said...

I have been reading a lot of blogs since starting my own and everyone seems to hate their in-laws! I am getting married in march and I am starting to worry that once I get married I will start to hate my in-laws! Did you like yours before you got married!?! Well, i'm moving to germany right after my wedding so we probably won't have to deal with them for a few years anyways!

Misty said...

A few months ago "Tickled Pink and Green" left a post for me telling me that "Mad About Plaid" and I both had MIL issues. Now I know what she was talking about. I feel for you honey, and I know your pain. Mine drives me crazy. She is like Martha Stewart on crack. Medicate yourself before this wedding, then you can just smile and remain silent. Good luck and keep me posted.

Her Preppiness said...

Good luck. Sounds like an interesting wedding. It is nice of you to be supportive. You sound like a good person.

Tickled Pink And Green said...

I love your MIL stories. They're fascinating. MIL should be on her hands and knees soooo thankful her son married someone like you. Instead she sounds like a total biooooch.

ilovepink said...

Oh my! I think I need to find that book! Gotta love those in laws! I hope my BIL's wedding keeps my MIL busy and out of my hair fore awhile!