Meanwhile, it has been 39 days...
since in-laws have seen our children.
That’s right! MIL and FIL have not seen or spoken to our children since skid left last month. My in-laws live 12 miles // 20 minutes away.
These are the moments when disengagement is extremely difficult for me. If I were to point this out to MIL her response would be “Well, I know you don’t like us coming around, momjeans.”
No. No, that’s not exactly true. What I “don’t like” is their behavior at times, and well, my in-laws have shown time and time again that they don’t like rules and boundaries enforced (on them). That is, unless skid is here, then the in-laws are all up in our business with their presence and fake niceties.
Interesting how that works. It’s no coincidence. MIL made it very clear, years ago, that skid would always be a priority. And at the same time that she doesn’t play favorites, etc.
Feel free to chime in with some been there, done that experience.