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by Melody
Fri Sep 24, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: Stepmonster is in ICU
Replies: 1
Views: 40

Stepmonster is in ICU

Hi All, its been a long time and its been quiet here. I'm really hoping no news has been good news for all of you. So DH's stepmonster who I've written so much about over the years was admitted to ICU and intubated (no its not COVID just a combo of COPD, sores that won't heal, kidney issues etc.). W...
by Melody
Sun Aug 22, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-In-Laws Talk
Topic: Any advice to make baby calm?
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: Any advice to make baby calm?

Hi there and congrats on your new baby! Try not to stress, it does get easier! Assuming she is fed and changed, what comes to mind is what is she eating? Are you nursing? I ask this as my oldest (of four) was colicky - but it seemed mostly after I visited the in-laws. In this case the culprit was my...
by Melody
Mon Aug 16, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: MIL wants to see DC
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Re: MIL wants to see DC

Congratulations! I hope YOUR family is doing well! Such exciting news. As for DH's comments, remind him that while a lot has changed for YOUR family, nothing has changed with the IL's. And if they persist, ask DH what THEY Are willing to change. Since the answer is obviously nothing, then nothing ch...
by Melody
Fri May 07, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: My FIL finally died
Replies: 16
Views: 2743

Re: My FIL finally died

Well that's sh*tty! I understand your sentiment about not needing the money, but it might be worth it to have a consult with an attorney. A number of years ago, a relative passed and the vultures swooped in to make sure my siblings and I did not get a thing. Ironically this was because our mother pa...
by Melody
Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: Overstaying Mother in Law
Replies: 3
Views: 852

Re: Overstaying Mother in Law

I like what Miwako said, although I'm concerned that she might try to use that as an excuse to stay and hlep. Have a chat with your DH about telling her to leave. I'm assuming and hoping he's on the same page as you. If not, that's a bigger problem. He needs to "remind" her that you are pregnant and...
by Melody
Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: Help me think of ways to piss MIL & FIL off
Replies: 2
Views: 768

Re: Help me think of ways to piss MIL & FIL off

DH's Brother and SIL use WhyOhWhy's strategy quite successfully. Their good friend is ALWAYS invited to these things. He's a very successful salesman and make any stupid little story hilarious, so he always steers the conversation away from DH and his brother's stepmonster incessantly blabbing about...
by Melody
Tue Mar 09, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: Engagement party
Replies: 4
Views: 701

Re: How can I piss off inlaws at engagement party

Welcome Marie! The evil part of me says show the IL's a "mock up" of your wedding invite that says something like Marie's Father and Mother proudly announce the upcoming wedding of daughter Marie and Fiance. I would imagine that they might be horrified to be outdone. While I understand your pain (I ...
by Melody
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: Hate my SIL & Niece
Replies: 3
Views: 1071

Re: Hate my SIL & Niece

I had the same question about the child's age. I also think PutMILinHerPlace's advice is spot on and agree completely. The situation completely sucks, but this is an innocent child who has little choice but to act out. Until this point she has been missing any guardian role models. And yes, it is un...
by Melody
Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: My Evil Pervert FIL is DEAD/@willthetruthbetold
Replies: 4
Views: 968

Re: My Evil Pervert FIL is DEAD/@willthetruthbetold

I'm happy for you Queenof3. It doesn't get much lower than threatening a widow with young children - you're OWN grandchildren!, except it did! FIL sounded like the bottom feeder of Dante's 7th level of the Inferno. Looks like the only people who might miss him are his scum NAMBLA cohorts. GAG!!! As ...
by Melody
Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: Christmas 2020 - The continuing Saga
Replies: 3
Views: 890

Re: Christmas 2020 - The continuing Saga

Thank you PutMILinHerPlace. You're right, but it still bothers me so much that not only can't they be civil and do the minimum that any "normal" grandparents would do, they seem to actively try to destroy anything pleasant and work overtime to appear to be "victims". And you're right, that won't eve...
by Melody
Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: Christmas 2020 - The continuing Saga
Replies: 3
Views: 890

Christmas 2020 - The continuing Saga

As a recap, Stepmonster harasses us (every freakin’ year) for the kids “wish lists” back before Thanksgiving, only not to use it. Oh, and stepmonster says she wants a gift certificate to a Spa she likes. Then two days before the holiday, we get a call from FIL that “Christmas is cancelled!”. “MOM is...
by Melody
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: I absolutely hate my in-laws from a guy's point of view
Replies: 3
Views: 875

Re: I absolutely hate my in-laws from a guy's point of view

Hugs! And welcome! I feel for you - as I do for men in domestic abuse situations. Men are not taken as seriously, or even worse ridiculed. So they have even less outlets. I only have one totally suck in-law - but with a bunch of enablers. It sounds like you have a bunch of @ssholes, but even worse y...
by Melody
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: My FIL finally died
Replies: 16
Views: 2743

Re: My FIL finally died

The irony and karma are just incredible here. FIL chose the child most like himself and no matter how much of the material world they could lie, cheat and steal to obtain it sounds like he couldn't have been more miserable. And GSIL continues, will have to live with the guilt (if she has any - she s...
by Melody
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: My FIL finally died
Replies: 16
Views: 2743

Re: My FIL finally died

What's the opposite of "Heaven Gained an Angel"? Satan's latest side-kick? What a dirtbag! I'm sorry DH had to live through having him as a "father". And I'm sorry you had to deal with him as well. Its people like him that ruin good people's trust and make the world a worse and more cynical place ev...
by Melody
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: In-Laws Talk
Topic: Checking In After The Holidays
Replies: 4
Views: 1105

Re: Checking In After The Holidays

WhyOhWhy - you'd think that with a physical distance, that inlaws could at least hold it together for video chats. That's just sad. Regarding DH's paaaaarents, they never even made it to the "big" holiday finish line. DH was annoyed when I called it before and refused to participate in sending her/...