I was trying to keep this to myself, but it's been buggin the crap out of me. So I figure i'll let it out before I give my MIL a piece of my mind ( who knows, maybe I won't if I get this off my chest).
During Thanksgiving break, my MIL made a comment that they hit the jackpot with me, seeing as both my parents are dead, so they didn't have to worry about me taking away their son for other engagements
I was irked, but let it slide. I know she's just saying what she thinks, and I can't really fault her for that...right??
She hurt me. Part of the reason I have been so accepting of this family and their ways is because I don't really have any. I like that my daughter has a grandma in town, even though her own kids call her by her first name.
But this Christmas, she told a group of family the same thing- " It's so nice that we don't have to worry about that with Shay. She's not going anywhere with HER family, because she doesn't HAVE any". I walked in to a room of people looking like this:
, my husband looking like this:
and asked what was going on.
She repeated it! Told me she was telling everyone about my lack of family!
In his defense, the hubby did kinda-sorta say something about it. But as he attests...the best course of recourse is to ignore her.
I disagree! I think that the fact that everyone lets her slide is EXACTLY why she says sh*t like this!
So I told the hubby I was going to write her a letter, which he said was good, but I can tell he feels uncomfortable about. But I have to get this out. and he's not going to defend me. What do you guys think??