Mostly just complaining
This blog is about my mother-in-law. Most of the time I really like her, we get along great, and everything is kosher between us. Until the boys get brought into it.
My MIL has a kind of weird maternal bond with SS because, let's be honest here, his parents were USELESS for the first 7 months of his life. SO even admits he was a terrible father at that point in SS's life. He's made up for it now but it seems like MIL has never really made the switch from mother figure to grandmother figure. With SS, it doesn't really bother me. But since my BS has been born she's been doing more and more things that just drive me ape sh*t.
Example: Calling BS the 'Family Baby'... No, lady, he's my baby.
She calls SS "Handsome" like as a proper noun, one time she called my BS "Handsome's brother". If looks could kill, that woman would be dead. And she knew it.
And I think I know why she's having such a hard time switching, she sees her grandsons as her 'second chance' at parenting. Both of her kids were bat sh*t crazy for a while there. Her daughter is still bat sh*t crazy, though SO has figured out what it means to be an adult. It's just very frustrating that she almost sees herself as a third parent. She doesn't see them routinely, sometimes she'll go two or more weeks without seeing either boy. But she still has this parent air about her that just drives me up the wall...
It's not a big enough issue to call anyone out on, it's just irritating...
Little side note, I've had a few people shake their fingers at me for look at Moby's facebook but I looked to see her reaction to get sentenced to jail time. This girl is so stupid... If I had a quarter for every time she said, "I've figured it out, I'm going to do better for my children!" or some variation of that phrase, I could probably quit my job and buy a yacht... She literally says this phrase every few weeks for the past 3 years and so far, nothing has changed... If anything, it's gotten worse. Who knows, maybe getting two felony charges will wake her up... But I'm not holding my breath.