13 Things Your Mother-In-Law Won’t Tell You
Regardless of your relationship with your mother-in-law, as Mother’s Day approaches, it’s a good idea to have a heads up on 13 things she probably won’t tell you – but that you should absolutely know.
1. It Hurts To Be Downsized
I spent a couple of decades being the leading lady; now I have a character role.
2. He’ll Always Be Mine
I know he’s your husband now, but he’s still my son.
4. A Little Gratitide Wouldn’t Hurt
Every year, I send you a birthday present, but you never even pick up the phone to thank me. This year, I said, “That’s it. No more.” Yet look at me: I’m about to send another present. I guess that’s how I am.
5. I Want What’s Best For Both Of Us
We mothers say to our children, “I want you to be happy.” And we mean that. What we don’t say is, “But I would like to be happy too.”
7. Every Visit Isn’t An Inspection
When I visit you, I’m just coming to see the family. I’m not coming for a “white-glove inspection.”
8. I’ve Got His Number
When I really want to talk to my son privately, I don’t call your house. I call his cell phone.
10. I Have A Secret
I’m afraid that if I don’t get this right, you’ll cut me off.
11. I’m In Competition With Your Mother
She takes you on vacations every year and buys things I can’t afford. All I can do is love you and babysit for you. I hope that’s enough and that it’s appreciated.