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.
3. You Don't Seem Very Confident
The littlest comment from me is taken as a criticism, so I'm very careful what I say around you.
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.
6. I Know A Thing Or Two
I've gone through what you have, bought and sold houses, raised children, so why won't you ask me for my advice?
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."
9. I'm Truly Appreciative
I'm so happy that you allow my son-your husband-to visit me on Mother's Day. It's a long trip and a big expense.
10. I Have A Secret
I'm afraid that if I don't get this right, you'll cut me off.
12. I'm Lucky To Have You!
Whenever I stay at your house, you always have my room ready, my towels, everything. You do all the right things.