32. My MIL Spent The Day Outside
My mother-in-law has a habit of showing up a day earlier than agreed upon. We’ve had to cancel plans because of her shenanigans. When our kids were younger, one day, my husband made plans with MIL and told her repeatedly that he and I were busy the day before.
Two days before the agreed visit, she messages saying she’s excited to see us ‘tomorrow,’ hubby reminds her ‘Saturday, we’re busy tomorrow.’ Anyway, Friday happens. Hubby goes to a work event and is unable to be contacted most of the day.
My plans are canceled due to one of the kids throwing up. Nap time rolls around, I settle the kids down and go to enjoy some quiet internet time when there’s a knock at the door.
We don’t open the lounge blinds a lot because of nosy apartment neighbors, so I was safe from sight. I checked the peephole in case it was the postie, but nah, MIL, I’m all her annoying glory. I silently deadbolt the door, sneak to the back door and check the locks.
Then I snuggled into my bed with my kids to keep them calm in case the knocking woke them. I checked the peephole after an hour and saw her sulking on the front step, clearly trying to reach hubby on the phone.
Except I had messaged him, ‘your mum is here, I’m ignoring her.’ So he knew why she was calling and ignored her completely. She finally left just before the kids woke from their nap. The next day when she arrived, she asked what I did the day before, and I said, ‘Nothing. I was home all day.’