Monday, July 23, 2007

Who Said In-Laws Suck??

I did actually. Bryan's parents and I have had a rocky relationship from the very beginning. I still remember at the tender age of 19 his mother calling me a Jezebel. She had no idea how wrong she really was until much later on. Back then I was practically an angel - I did not curse, smoke, drink - hell, my idea of fun was going with a group of friends and hanging out at the playground after dark. In the past couple of years, Bryan's mom has started to come around but there is still that awkwardness for me when I am around her.

So needless to say, I was not jumping up and down on Saturday when their flight arrived from GA. Well technically I was because they were returning my babies but not so much for the in laws. Claire and Taylor have been visiting Bryan's family since the 4th of July so it was very nice to wrap my arms around those two again!! By the end of the weekend I was ready to ship them off again though. ;)

Saturday night we all went to dinner at The Texas Roadhouse and I giggled to myself as Claire pronounced very loudly how this place was nasty because of all the peanuts on the floor. The kids had a great time and loved the cute lil' balloon animals. Claire's popped on the home so all she was left with was a kitten head. She did not fail to disappoint me either by burping loudly 3 times.

Sunday afternoon we went and had Chinese and that's when it happened. That is when I went from tolerating the in laws to friggin loving 'em! MIL brought up the condition of our washer and dryer. She said Bryan had told her it had started making some noises that did not sound good at all and the fact that it was a tiny stackable unit we had brought with us from the apartment. Basically you could fit 6 shirts, a pair of jeans, and like like 5 socks in there - made laundry life for me hell. Next thing I know, MIL is telling me they have picked out a brand spankin' new washer & dryer if we would like to go with them to pick it up!! Then, while were at Lowes she goes on to tell me how they had stopped by Big Lots and they had found a very nice dining table set they would like to get us!!

Holy shit, I have died and gone to heaven!!!!

*Pictures to come*

8 comments:

Chase said...

That's always nice! Congrats! :)

My future father-in-law just bought us a huge grill. We're SOOOOO excited about it! (Though neither of us have ever grilled before. Heh.)

Chaos Control said...

Well lucky for you it sounds like she's got good taste! I'd had to see what the dining room table my MIL picked out would look like!!!!!

Congratulations!!

Phoenix said...

Wait they bought you new ones? Yea you.

She the thing is she probably saw how many clothes your kids can go though and understood what a crappy washer means.

Margaret said...

Can you please tell them I am in need of a new car? Or...ummm...new clothes?

Shauna said...

Yay you!

Coffee Slut said...

I'm up for adoption ...

For the Love... said...

You lucky dog!!!!

My MIL once told my husband that I was like PEG BUNDY, and that a woman should have a voice but that a man should put his foot down...BATSHIT CRAZY I TELL YOU!

She was not a good mom. Never home, worked constantly and my husband grew up with almost 0 supervision. She got married when my husband was 13 and told him that she was now "a woman first" that she had been a mother for 13 years and it was time for her to think of herself.

BREATHE BREATHE,,,,,sorry....can't let this get started...so hard to stop ranting about the crazy bat....must stop....

Hol&J said...

I'm so happy for you Nicole!