Hi. This is my 1st post so I hope it's in the right place! If not, a mod can feel free to move it to the right place!
I have A LOT to say so I apologize for the length but I REALLY have to talk to someone about this.
A little background: I am a 27-year-old married mother of 2 very crazy but awesome kids! My husband and I have been married for 9 years (June 1, 2003) and our kids are ages 7 (girl) and 4 1/2 (boy). We lived on our own for all of 6 months when we 1st got married. We were idiots and lost the house and have been living with my in-laws ever since. Yes....we have been living with my in-laws for 8 1/2 years of our marriage. Crazy? Yes. But we honestly had no other option.
Ok. Here I go. My MIL used to be the most AWESOME person. She had good morals, values, intentions...she was just awesome. When we had our daughter in '05, she was seriously the best grandmother imaginable. She would watch our daughter so that we could go on date nights, vacations, runs to the grocery store, etc. She would love on her every chance she got. She seemed happy that the hubby and I were living with them. She never went out of her way to make us feel unwelcome. Then back around, oh I say...2009, she started acting completely different. She started drinking again and trying to "act young". By this I mean going to heavy metal and rock concerts, flirting with men (she's married), and also becoming OBSESSED with a friend of my husband's that lives in the neighborhood. She became obsessed to the point of thinking that just because he drove by the house that he was looking for her.....he has to drive by our home to get to his!!
Skipping down the timeline...: My husband went through Firefighter training and EMT training and decided that he wanted to be an RN. He quit firefighting and went back to school and got accepted into RN his 1st time around. During this time in school, she started to act different toward us. My husband even had a "setback" in school and had to drop out a semester. She seemed EXTREMELY happy that he had lost a semester. She was overly giddy about it! My MIL likes to start drama. As much as humanly possible!! She even started a HUGE fight one night about 7 months ago about how she felt that the hubby and I were acting like we were better than her bc we were in "Collllllllllege" Yes...that is how she said it. Like an 8-year-old! Anywho...my husband graduated from RN school back in December and has an awesome job in an ER. He loves nursing and I am so proud of him. He went from being a druggie (right before I met him), to getting his GED, and is now an RN! How could I NOT be proud! He is also the 1st in his family to ever graduate college!!
We are having a house built in a neighborhood closer to his work and his mother in actually jealous of us. It's like she wants us to fail. She gets extremely happy if something bad happens to us but is a ***** when our life gets better. Like tonight, my husband showed her pictures of the progress of our home (we close in 30 days) and she got PISSED off!!
I would be extremely happy if my children's lives were going in the right direction. She acts like we are the devil!! She is just soooo jealous of everything that happens to us. We pay rent, utilities, everything! So it's not like we're skimping. We recently got a new car...she actually fussed about the color of the car. Are you kidding me? We got a blue car and she said we were "trying to be flashy".
We don't have a house of our own right now so we are having to buy furniture for our home that's being built and she's mad that we are buying new furniture and not keeping our current furniture. What furniture!!??! Her words were "not everybody that moves to a new home buys new furniture" Seriously? If we had our own furniture then we wouldn't be buying new stuff!! Ugh....I am just so sick of it! What I have written here doesn't even come close to all the crap she has said and put us through the past 3 years!!
She is sooo negative and all she does is try to start arguments. She won't even watch one of our kids if the other is really sick and needs to see a dr. I asked her to watch my son bc my daughter had pink eye and needed to see a dr. Within 5 minutes of us leaving the house, she called my husband AT WORK and asked him to come home bc she didn't want to watch my son!!!
My husband has already "written her off". She is not the mother she used to be. She hasn't even gotten him a birthday card in 2 years. She doesn't even say happy birthday, happy father's day, happy anniversary....NOTHING.
The end of the next 30 days CANNOT come fast enough!!
Ha! Thanks for listening!