, you and I have the same mother-in-law! I'm positive that she blames me for the fact that her son (my husband) doesn't contact her or spend time with her as often as she'd like. The fact that she's cold and unloving couldn't possible have anything to do with it. Two stories that come to mind are:
- When she celebrated her 65th birthday a few years back, my sister-in-law gave a speech that included "Even though you rarely told us you love us, we know that you do ..." I was horrified and asked my husband "Is that true?" He said sadly "Yup."
- A while ago she was being honoured by the Order of the Eastern Star, and she insisted on all four of her children joining her on-stage for her speech. She said "I'd like to thank my children for being here - (First Daughter's Name), (Second Daughter's Name), and (Second Son's Name)." She completely forgot my husband, who just happened to be her FIRSTBORN.
When her children gaped at her in horror, she said hastily "Oh, and of course (First Son's Name)."