Thursday, July 04, 2013
Who else gets extremely frustrated when the in-laws come to visit? Well my mother-in-law is amazingly manipulative and always seems to make me seem like the bad guy. My biggest issue is that I have an almost eleven month old child and shortly after she was born, I was nursing her and my mother-in-law walked into my closed bedroom and told me I was doing it wrong. Its only gotten worse from there, everything I do is wrong, no matter how hard I tried. And its putting a strain on my husband and my relationship. They're here all weekend and I'm "not allowed" to cook at all while they're here because she'll only eat authenticate chinese food that she makes. Sounds great, but it gets old fast and you'd think it was healthy but it's actually not. And I tried to give up our bed so she wouldn't have to sleep on the floor of the living room and suddenly I'm a bad person for that. I have to go through the living room to get the baby's bottle when she wakes up in the night (sometimes multiple times a night). And I didn't want to hear about how when her baby (my husband) was little, he was potty trained at 10 months and sleeping through the night, and everything else. Just like she never had any issues with breastfeeding or anything else for that matter. Basically it all boils down to the fact that she thinks she's a better mother than I am. But when I tried to insist that they take our room, she said that if they make me so uncomfortable, they'll go stay in a hotel. Ta-da I'm the freaking bad guy again. So now all I want to do is go cry and eat lots of chocolate and they're here all weekend.