Saturday afternoon I went and watched hubs little niece cheer
her last football game. A bunch of the family came out. She
was so cute. I have photos on my phone, but no clue how
to get them on here (anyone can help). All was good, or
so I thought. I got left alone with his grandmother for
about 10 minutes, normally it wouldn't be a big deal,
except ever since hubs deployment she has been
a basket case.
I completely understand that the deployment is hard
on EVERYONE. I am in no way putting down how
she is dealing with it, I just don't necessarily agree.
She cries ALL the time, but whatever, if it helps her
so be it. Just don't do it around me is all I ask. She
then proceeds to go on and on about, "Oh, I just
really hope he comes home. I couldn't handle
losing him." Ummm...hello!!! Your talking to his
WIFE here, do you really think I want to hear this?
I continue to try to be nice and tell her that she can
not think like that or the next year will be miserable.
I couldn't be nice anymore when she proceeded to
tell me that, although our situation is unique and I am
his wife and carrying his baby but because I haven't
"known" him for as long as her and the rest of his family
that essentially they should take precedence over me,
because she basically raised him and he is "special" to
her. I get that he is her first grandchild, but she has 5
other one's to focus on now. They have a hard time
accepting the fact that he is not a baby anymore
and that he has a wife and a baby of his own coming.
I think they fail to realize that I will be the first one to
know almost everything. It's just so frustrating.
They have done a lot for us and the baby already
so I don't want to be a bitch, but seriously, where
does the line get drawn?
Does anyone else have family in-laws that have been
the same way? How have you dealt with them?