Saturday, August 26, 2006

Blatant favouritism..

I was willing to accept that my MIL only ever has my niece on the screen of her mobile phone as my niece lives in tokyo and MIL gets to see my son every couple of weeks. I am not however, willing to forgive her for totally ignoring my son after not seeing him for FIVE weeks while we were home in the UK and being all over my niece who she had seen a few days beforehand. I know she wanted a granddaughter after bringing up two sons but she shouldn`t be so obvious about it!!

ETA that my son is WAY cuter than my niece.. who looks more like a boy than her does.. sorry, needed a bitchy vent!! LOL!


Blogger Well-heeled mom said...

Oh! This is my only complaint regarding my in-laws. My son is adorable. My SIL's daughter is ...homely. With a nasty personality to boot. And all we hear is "such a pretty little grand daughter." Okay, I know they probably feel somewhat obligated since she has so little in her favor, but spread it around a little! My son's compliments are few and far between - which is why he favors my mother over them.

7:59 AM  
Blogger Berklie said...

No apologies needed! Bitchy vent ON! My MIL is practically like this with her dear sweet son, MY Hub. And that's WITH my angel of a daughter right in front of her, her only grandchild. Ugh & ick. MIL's just suck.

4:24 AM  
Blogger OldMotherHubbardSharesAll said...

I can do you one better (not that there is a contest going) but my MIL also has favorites, unfortunately it was 1 of 3 siblings - not to count the other 9 grandkids she has feeling the favoritism. So I had to deal with why does GMH love B more? She actually had the nerve to tell my eldest that she did - followed with a that's okay because Nanny loves you more. (Like that would remove the hurt - it only added hurt to the middle child making B think that Nanny didn't love her - totally not true!)

Now the MIL can't talk enought about how great my son (the youngest) is because he's the one who moved back to town and would go to see her. Eldest lived an 8 hour drive away, Middle lived 25 hours away, So yeah the youngest drove across town to see her more than the others. Now MIL lives with her daughter about 1 hour from Eldest house but doesn't understand why she never comes to see her. (Dear MIL, Could it be because she remembers CLEARLY the day when she was only 7 You telling her you loved B better?)

7:40 AM  
Blogger Paula said...

Oh man does this sound familiar but with my own damn grandfather. He was so blatantly attached to my cousin who was named after his father that when we would come to visit him for the summer (he lived in California, we lived in Texas) that he would invite said cousin over during our visit and then sit and talk to him the entire time while we sat there twiddling our thumbs.

4:25 PM  
Blogger caramaena said...

I have to say, as a 'favoured child' it's not that comfortable either.

My father's mother favoured me in our family. I was the only one who got birthday presents and I hated it. It felt horrible to get a present when my 3 sisters didn't.

We never had a lot to do with her really. Both grandmothers lived in the same town about 20 mins away. My maternal grandmother we'd have sunday lunch with almost every week, but the other we'd see once every couple of months.

9:26 AM  

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