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I guess they are planning on coming in Aug. for Samuel's birthday. On the one hand, I'm glad that I won't have to see them until Aug because I assumed they, or at least she, would come in June. But I think we've discussed birthdays before, and I'd rather not have them there but I don't feel like I can ask them not to come for their only granchild's birthday. I know that my family is planning on coming for Samuel's birthday since it's on a Fri this year, so that would be my parents, grandparents, and probably brother and SIL. Remember we live in a 1 bed, 1 bath apartment and my MIL is a royal bathroom hog! I just really hope that my parents don't decide not to come because they will be here. My mom thinks my MIL is nuts and I'm not sure how well they would all get along. So anyway, after DH gets off the phone with her she calls back a few minutes later saying she doesn't want to be a bother, or get in the way. FINE, then don't come!
Hopefully we can come up with a solution. We don't live in an apartment complex, we live in a walkup and there are 3 apartments up here in the building above some businesses. Our landlord is picky about who he rents to and currently the apartment down the hall is empty. It's actually much smaller than ours but is a 2 bedroom. The one bedroom works for us, it's just not ideal for when you've got more than two people coming to stay. DH said that if the other apartment is still empty come Aug. he'll ask the landlord to rent it for the time my family is here. I think he'll let us for much cheaper than getting hotel rooms. We would just put air matresses for sleeping and then have another bathroom. They would really only be over there to sleep and then they would be right here with us too. I hope it all works out.
MIL always knows how to be a bother! Now I'm going to be annoyed that they are coming for the next 3+ months.
I'm sorry! Just keep your fingers crossed that she won't come, LOL!
I dread Ian's birthday every year because of my in-laws. They make sure I don't have a good time. So this year we're not doing a party, we're just taking him to the zoo and spoiling him rotten! They are going to be soooo mad at me!
She will just pout the whole time because she thinks it's a competition with my mom but it's a competition that she doesn't participate in. That wasn't very clear, she gets annoyed that my mom does so much for him and whines about how she's probably not as good but still doesn't try to do anything for him. She'll whine because my parents will buy better and more gifts even though ILs have way more money. My parents will also buy all the party decorations. My mom is already planning. She has showed me Elmo and Barney themes and wants me to pick what I want. My mom is so awesome, she doesn't take over, she'd let me choose any theme I want, but she wants to foot the bill and make sure he's got great decorations etc. It will depend what I choose, but I might make the cake like I did last year. So MIL will whine about how we're all doing everything and she's not needed but never offer to do anything either. I could understand the whining if she came up with ideas and I wouldn't let her participate, but all she wants to do is what everyone else is already doing. Does that make any sense? It's infuriating. And I don't want to deal with the pouting!
Oh okay! That's just stupid that she pouts like that. I understand where you're coming from. My in-laws are like that too. When Ian was born my mom ordered one of those things to hang on the door at the hospital that says "It's A Boy", my SIL got PI$$ED OFF because she wanted to MAKE one for me! Well, she didn't tell anybody beforehand, so how was I supposed to know! Her's would've looked like crap anyway, LOL! But she was so mad she wouldn't even come visit us in the hospital. She's THAT childish.
That's really cool of your mom to let you pick out the stuff and then pay for it! I LOVE making cakes and decorating them, it's so much fun. I'll probably make Ian a small one on his birthday, just for us at home since we're not having a real party.
Ahhh. Someone feels my pain! And she never finishes what she says she will do. I wanted those wooden letters that you paint and spell his name when he was born and MIL assured me she was going to make some. I still don't have any and he's almost 2! And if I go and make some, which I might do when we move and he has his own room again, she'll have a fit because she was doing it!
Last year I made the Baby Einstein catepillar for his cake. I'm leaning towards Elmo because I think I could do an Elmo head without much trouble.