I feel like the title sums it up. Maybe I should end it here, before it gets messy and I say something I shouldn’t.
Funny thing is that if you Pixabay search “Mother in Law” the search results you get back are all a bunch of cacti. Apparently euphemistically known as “Mother-in-Law’s Seat.” Who knew. Bet you didn’t did you? You can all connect the dots from there.
Funny thing is she isn’t like that. Really! Quirky in her own special way and with her own very peculiar mannerisms but who isn’t right? It’s more a question of sharing space and modifying routines. By way of example, yesterday I wrote about Sunday mornings in my super comfy lounge chair. That lounge chair used to be my go to writing/reading spot. No more. It has been commandeered. I smile politely and am now typing this on my kitchen counter instead. Some battles just aren’t worth fighting.
I have a feeling there might be many more slices on this topic in the coming weeks. 4 weeks to be precise. More like 27 days but who’s counting. I wouldn’t know but visiting in-laws might be akin to childbirth. Always seems like a good idea beforehand and then turns out to be crying and pain. To make the analogy complete it would have to end with a bundle of joy at the end. Not there yet though. Remember, 27 more days to go. Will keep you posted! In the meantime I will leave you with this priceless advice from my mom – words that I will hold dear in the coming days …
“You are right and I have peace.
March 12, 2018 at 8:25 pm
What I wonder is why such a long visit. But I’ll bet if you can find the positive in each day, the cacti representation might not need to be so very true. Maybe? 🙂
March 13, 2018 at 12:54 am
I am laughing out loud….This is probably exactly how my husband feels about my parents! HA!
I always look forward to a visit from my in-laws, but there is a relief when it is over as well!
March 13, 2018 at 4:37 am
I’m not sure about the child birth comparison, but I loved this slice!
March 13, 2018 at 8:07 am
Your mom is a wise person. And I’m thinking that you know it is in your best interest to heed her wisdom for 27 more days. 🙂