Wednesday, March 08, 2006


when you're talking to your MIL, and she says her "heart hurts" because her grandchildren live so far away, here's my reaction:

1) your "heart" seemed just fine with not visiting or holding your new grandson in the hospital.

2) your "heart" also didn't miss a beat when you suggested that i could move to indy by myself, and your son could stay in FL (sound like a thinly veiled divorce suggestion to me!). never mind that i stay at home, and we're moving for his job. or that he can't wait to get away from you either.

3) your "heart" apparently plays favorites and only "hurts" for your granddaughter, not your grandson.

i decided to play it "nicety" (nice-nasty). what i said was.....

"well, we have to do what's best for our family, and that was moving here. i'm sorry it's so very, VERY far away from you. we really won't be able to visit any time soon. so sorry.."

let me remind you again how far it is, and let me say it with joy in my voice.


Blogger Ivy the Goober said...

My ex-mil complains and whines that my kids will "forget what she looks like" yet she can never be bothered to call them EVER, or send them birthday cards, or even come visit when I say, well then why don't you come up (4 hr drive or 1 by plane) then she says she can't. really she just wants US to pack up the family and go see HER. Where she will hug and kiss the kids hello and goodbye and completely ignore them in between.

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