Monday, October 02, 2006
Two weeks of HELL
Yep. Two loooooooooooooooooooonnnggg weeks of hell are in store for me. And you know what? It's going to start at approximately 6:45am So I'm in a pissy mood. Because SHE is about to walk in the door.

SHE is the woman that I told would NOT be welcome in my house until SHE apologized for almost splitting my husband and I up permanently.

SHE is my mother-in-law.

Bloody fucking hell.

My own lovely mother usually comes over to the house in the mornings at 6:00am. Since I leave for work so very early - she comes over here, and takes Ashy to school, Ethan to pre-k, and brings Avery home with her. Then she watches Avery for us while my hubs and I both work. But everyone needs a vacay, and now my mom and dad are off galavanting around in the mountains of Vermont. VERMONT. They can't very well come over and help me with my children. So SHE does.

Now, don't get me wrong - I appreciate the help.... from my MOTHER. Not the she-bitch. And yeah - my husband knows how I feel about this. He knows EXACTLY how I feel about this. I came up with a solution so that IT would not have to be here in the morning - but NOOOOoooOOOOooooOOOO.

IT knows I don't want IT here and IT has refused my idea. Bitch.

So I'm in a pissy mood. Because I've got two minutes before she appears. I've got to go now.

Oh - and I'm closing the poll even though all of you didn't vote. I had 140 "unique hits" yesterday.... you can see the poll results. Not everyone voted. Shame on you.

See? I'm angry.
posted by Norman at 4:43 AM | Permalink |


  • At Monday, October 02, 2006 6:53:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous

    ooh, want me to hold her down while you kick her??

  • At Monday, October 02, 2006 7:38:00 AM, Blogger Spicy Cracker

    Man that sucks. Always remember that after all is said and done, it's still your house and your kids and your way.

  • At Monday, October 02, 2006 8:48:00 AM, Anonymous Stacie

    Oh, Norman! I'm sorry that you have to deal with that kraut!

  • At Monday, October 02, 2006 9:55:00 AM, Blogger Freak Magnet

    Man, I hope a hundred years from now I'm not a mother-in-law like that.

  • At Monday, October 02, 2006 1:13:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous

    Ick what a bitch. I am so sorry you have to deal with her. My ex MIL was the bitch from hell, the stories we could swap!

  • At Monday, October 02, 2006 1:21:00 PM, Blogger mckay

    i don't know the back story on your MIL, but for the sake of your marriage, i hope you become the bigger person and welcome her into your house with grace and good manners. whether you like her or not, she is helping you out. and she is your children's grandmother.

    which do you value more: your marriage and family or the ability to be a bitch towards a nasty MIL? sorry, strong wording, there, but the lady is going to be in your home and your hubby and kids will be watching how you react. your kids will learn from your actions and your MIL's actions. let them see the good stuff coming from YOU.

    if she's that horrible, then your HUBBY needs to grow a pair and talk to his mom about mutual respect if she want access to her grandkids. it can't come from you. it has to come from HIM. he needs to be a man and husband now, not a little son under his mom's thumb.

    p.s. my MIL did tons to break up my marriage. she still blames herself (so i hear), although i've never received an apology. she is my daughter's grandmother - always will be - i'm no longer married to her son, but i respect the fact that my daughter and her dad love this woman.

    i hope everything works out okay for you and your family!!

  • At Monday, October 02, 2006 1:21:00 PM, Blogger mckay

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  • At Monday, October 02, 2006 3:43:00 PM, Blogger Kim

    I am sorry you feel this way about your m-i-l. Fortunately I love mine and she is wonderful. I wish you peace and luck the next two weeks. I hope it goes by fast for you.

  • At Monday, October 02, 2006 4:35:00 PM, Anonymous shakennotstirred

    Norman... I think you jinxed me! Just hours after reading this post my own mother called and informed me that she is arriving on Saturday (uninvited) for an entire week. AAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!

  • At Monday, October 02, 2006 4:37:00 PM, Blogger Norman

    A taste that's bitter - Yeah!!! You come on over!

    Spicy - so...very...true... and therein lies the root of the problem!!

    Stacie - Thanks!!

    FM - Amen. But - I don't think you will be!!!

    TBG - ah yes... the stories...THE STORIES!!

    Mckay - Yeah..everything you say is true about being the bigger person and her being my kiddos grandmother. BUT, I will say that I think she is only helping us out to tick me off. (LOL) She really IS that horrible, and I've begged my husband to "grow a pair" (in fact, those are eerily similar words to what I actually told him!!), but he refuses to do so. It's a bone of contention that is still there to this date between us. Ick. She controls him, she ATTEMPTS to control me (I will not be controlled and that bugs the piss out of her) and tries to dictate what we will and will not spend with our money. (She's even locked us out of our own bank account before...long story). But, yes - I do not bad mouth her to my children, even though she bad mouths me to them. And I treat her respectfully in front of my kids too. I don't have to bother with her any other time, other than when my kids are around, so that's the extent of our relationship... but maybe if me and my hubby move she'll be out of my comfort zone and more agreeable to have to deal with!!

    Kim - I used to love my MIL, until she started calling my hubby and telling him I was not behaving properly at work!! But I'm jealous that you have one you can love!! I wish we were in the same boat!!

  • At Monday, October 02, 2006 4:38:00 PM, Blogger Norman

    Shakennotstirred - AAAAAHHHHH!!!!! SORRRY!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • At Tuesday, October 03, 2006 5:59:00 AM, Anonymous VoiceofReason

    What has or did she do? How'd she almost split you up? What about the bank account thing. Is all this info buried in your blog history?

    You know how you have this ghost post? Why don't you create a mother-in-law post (I'm sure you can create a more hateful name)?

  • At Tuesday, October 03, 2006 7:27:00 PM, Blogger Norman

    VoiceoReason - You've asked a lot of questions that would require TONS of blogspace. i USED to have a separate blog where I kept "stuff" about her, but I deleted it because no one seemed too interested in my griping about my MIL. I guess the main thing I don't like about her is how she's sickly sweet to your face and then WHAM, she turns around and stabs you in the back. I rarely gripe about her on here, simply because I refuse to have anything to do with her. My husband *says* he understands, and quite frankly - he goes to MY parents with problems he has at work when we are both stumped, and asks them for advice rather than his own... so I know it's not just me. But really... there's just too much to gripe about with her and all it does is tick me off - so I usually tend to steer away from the subject of HER. However - every now and then my anger raises its ugly head and a post like this surfaces...

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