Friday, June 09, 2006

June Challenge

Fellow daughters-in-law:

As the summer is upon us, feel free to share your favorite "vacation with mildew" story.



Blogger Brighton said...

In a million years I would NEVER take a vacation with nmy MIL. Just spending time in her home is like it's own club med pass to hell...

1:42 AM  
Blogger Canada said...

SO it wasn't like going away on vacation {SHUDDER}, but my in-laws had a cottage (had - it was in the family since my FIL was 7 - he's 74 now - and they sold it last summer. Without giving my husband or his sisters the right of first refusal. Whatever).

Anyway, I have MANY cottage gems, but we'll start with an early one. When hubby and I were dating, I went to the cottage for the weekend. When he picked me up on the Friday, he brought me 3 red roses, just because. I brought them with me so I could enjoy them (it was hot, and I didn't want them to die over the weekend).

Anyway, we get to the cottage (BTW, no running water - an outhouse), and MIL starts with "What beautiful flowers. Where are my flowers? How come I don't have flowers?" The next week, he bought her some flowers (a bunch of carnations and daisies), and that was the last bloom I had for months. Our 1 year anniversary came and went (and we were even away at university), with nary a bloom in sight.

10:57 AM  
Blogger Jon Cox said...

You have one awesome blog! :o)

10:36 AM  
Blogger Midori said...

Well my MIL is here for a week or so so although it isn`t a vacation, I will keep you posted! LOL!

7:02 PM  
Blogger grody jo-dee said...

i have never had to do that, THANK GOD!

because i would surely kill or maim her.

7:51 PM  
Blogger Paula said...

I've been on ONE vacation with MIL and that was one vacation too many. We went to my parents beach house on Galveston Island, and all she did was complain about the heat, the mosquitoes, the ocean's too loud, the food is too spicy and greasy (she's the one that wanted the darn Mexican two nights in a row and the catfish the third night).

She complained about the price differences in the groceries. She bitched so much even FIL started to tell her to STFU. Ugh!! I felt like I was in hell instead of at the beach. I vowed right then and there that I would NEVER go on another vacation with her again and I have NOT!

12:00 PM  
Blogger jode said...

we decided to go to hubs uncle's cottage to visit him for 3 days. MIL invited herself. I couldn't believe she did it. But it's not our house to refuse, so we let it slide.

she missed the boat. got there late, had to leave on an early boat the next day - which made it almost bearable. the missing the boat thing is priceless, because she's always late and never admits it. Often blames us, actually.

Anyway. the cottage is on the water. House, 30 feet of grass, and then a 10 foot drop into rocks before the water starts. MIL is outside with the 1.5 year old. She gets bubbles on her hands - can't deal with that! so she leaves the 1.5 year old outside and goes in to wash her hands. I damn near died. I ran outside and grabbed my kid and took her for a walk to cool off.

I can bearly deal.

MY husband is close to cutting her out of the picture for the safety of our kid(s)...

7:27 AM  

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