Mother in law (aka difficult child mother in law) called and said she is coming to visit us this summmer. husband wrote down dates, he wrote down arrives Aug 16, leaves Sept 31. I think my heart stopped. Later as I was talking to her and confirming the dates, she really leaves Sept 1. I was considering having lots of nites out with the girls, maybe daily? If she was going to stay 6 weeks. I have a difficult child husband, difficult child, difficult child dog, and a moody preteen dtr. Add to it a mother in law who is very anxious and god knows what else, and I start to lose it.