Pray for me! I'm spending the day with in-laws!

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by gcvmom, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Today is the "family" party celebrating difficult child 1's birthday (the 7th) husband's (13th) and mother in law's (18th) at sister in law #2's house. This is the sister in law who is probably borderline and BiPolar (BP). She's medicated now, but it always comes out when she's stressed, and having to get her place ready for a shin-dig like this, not to mention having her mother around, ALWAYS stresses her.

    Then there's sister in law #3 who is Pollyanna-turned-New-Age-Crystal-Lite and tries to conduct healings and such on poor unfortunate souls -- she was doing it to strangers in the hospital lobby when husband was in surgery.

    sister in law #3 is the one the other two sister in law's are always in competition with because of deep seated issues from childhood. I actually like her.

    This is a HIGHLY, HIGHLY competitive group of women. They see me as odd because I won't play their games of one-upmanship and comparison with their kids. If it wasn't the size of their babies' growth, it was their developmental milestones. And now it's all about grades, scholarships, athletics, jobs, blah, blah, blah ad nauseum.

    I generally seek refuge in hanging with husband or brother in law #2 or #3. brother in law #1 is a male chauvenist pig from the Italian old country who thinks women were put on this earth to serve men and make babies. He is threatened by any woman with 1/2 a brain, let alone a college education. father in law is likely an aspie who's very hard of hearing and tends to drone on about things no one really understands the relevance of. He's nice, but he wears on me after awhile.

    I'll probably end up being the pool watcher and hanging out with my glass of wine (to avoid the whine) ;)

    Man, do I sound like a cranky b!tch or what?
  2. Andy

    Andy Active Member

    Can always use pool watchers! Find a quiet little corner in sight of the pool but out of sight of everyone else - a room divider may help screen you. Bring a bottle of the best wine and a heaping plate of the best food. Hide girl hide!
  3. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Wow...I hope you find a quiet corner, and somehow manage to have a good time in spite of the family!