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August 2nd, 2013, 11:02 AM
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How did it go with the MIL yesterday? I scrolled through looking for an update, I assume you survived due to your posts today.
Hope everything went ok! Wondering if you have any juicy funny stories about the 3 hours you were alone with her
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August 2nd, 2013, 12:41 PM
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I survived the cleaning (although I think I over did it, judging by the contractions last night).

She got in about an hour later than I expected. When we were driving back to the house, I told her that it was nap time. She seemed okay with it. When we got home, I let DD2 run around for about 3-5 minutes, then took her back. She decided to fight the nap, so I went looking for the toy that usually does the trick. When I got back to the room, MIL had pulled her out of the crib and was holding her. REALLY? I was gone like 2 minutes... I told her that it was just going to make it worse. She said "I know, but she just wanted me to hold her..." So I walked out, pissed off and went to the bathroom and to text a friend to vent. Almost 10 minutes later, she was still holding her. Seriously lady? We're already an hour and a half late for bed time. So, I told her that she really needed to go down for her nap and finally, she put her back in the crib and walked out. By this time, Josie was hysterical and I was so mad. It took me another hour to get her to sleep before I could eat the lunch that I had picked up. Josie woke up less than an hour later.

Then last night, because of the crazy nap schedule, we had to fight her for almost 2 hours to get her to sleep. I even at one point had to stop my MIL from going back into the nursery to "help". I was like a crossing guard hold my hand out and telling her no. Gah....

So far, she has minded her manners with only a few things that she does. Like when she offers something to the kids and as it's going into their mouth, asks if it's okay. Well, if it wasn't, it's too late now. It really makes me mad when she offers something to them and when I object she tells the girls "Grandma would, but mommy says no..." Or when I tell her no and she keeps insisting. I just keep repeating to myself "I can make it to Sunday...I can make it to Sunday."
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August 2nd, 2013, 12:55 PM
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Sorry to butt in your convo, but you are a brave woman. I have a difficult time when people do things(even well meaning) that I do not agree with. I should keep my big mouth shut, but can't lol.
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August 2nd, 2013, 01:25 PM
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If it were my mother or we were around her all the time, I might say something. The fact is that she'll be here for only a few days and I try to let dh handle his family. I wear most of my emotions and thoughts on my face, so I'm pretty sure she knows what I think. It might be the reason why she told dh that I was rude when I had never said anything rude to her. She probably just saw all the things I wanted to say all over my face!
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August 2nd, 2013, 01:30 PM
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(((((Feythful))))) No words, just hugs. UGH.
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August 2nd, 2013, 01:34 PM
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Well if that's the worst of it, you should consider yourself lucky. I've heard some MIL horror stories.
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August 2nd, 2013, 01:59 PM
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Well if that's the worst of it, you should consider yourself lucky. I've heard some MIL horror stories.
LOL, I could write a book about some of the crazy things she's done and this is far and away tamer than she's been in the past. We have a long history of issues and they've led me to dread the visits much more than I should since the last few have just had these minor issues. I think it's because she realizes that I'm the gatekeeper to the family and that I am the one that encourages dh to tell her she can visit because I believe family to be really important, even despite the stress it causes me.
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August 2nd, 2013, 02:20 PM
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Oh, Genevieve ((HUGS)) You can make it til Sunday! While I love when family comes to visit, the one thing that I am most adamant about is nap time and bed time. At first, they thought I was just nuts, but now I think they understand, or at least they deal with the rules

I hope she ends up being more of a help!
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