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Thursday, November 03, 2005
Something that Rhymes with Other-in-Slaw
On Sunday night (the night of the infamous cake licking) the rockstar and I had dinner at his mom's house. She wanted to do it Monday night (it was Halloween?), so I said no. She was nice and cooked dinner a day early, and she offered to cook portobello pasta since I don't eat meat.

This all sounds innocent so far. Let me give you a tidbit of background information.

When the rockstar told his mom he was going to propose, she asked if he was sure if I would say yes. She also said something about "what did he have to offer me". Nice. Really nice.

The rockstar is convinced she loves me more than him.

She gave me more money on my b-day than she gave him.

Okay, now that you're all caught up, let me get back to dinner on Sunday. We ate a lovely meal and dessert and moved to the couch where we started a movie. Or so we thought. In the middle of the movie my Other-in-Slaw decides to start talking about how he's not financially stable enough to have a baby (Wait, what? Who's talking babies? We don't want a baby, not anytime soon at least?), and that he can't provide a good living for a family, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH. The rockstar, being the great-ignorer-of-all-that-is-annoying says, "What? Were you saying something?"

This did not go over well, not at all.

I heard, under her breath of course, something to the effect of "You're just like your dad, now I know why I got a divorce."

Oh no she dih-ent, but oh yes, she did.

She ALSO said something about how she didn't know how he found someone to marry him.

Ooooops, she did it again. And this time, it was a not-so-subtle jab at me because I DID marry him.

Let me give you some additional background info. My husband works a full time job. He's in retail management. The pay blows. He doesn't have a college degree and that's fine with me. He loves what he does, and he's good at it. This is not okay with his mom. She hates the fact that he didn't finish college, and until he does something she can brag about, nothing is good enough for her.

So this concluded our dinner on Sunday night. HEAPS and BARRELS of laughs. I couldn't get to the car fast enough. This, people, is what I married into.


Blogger pack of 2 said...

She sounds like a prize...ugh. I hope you don't have to dinner with her much!


Blogger Tammy said...

She blows.

I cannot believe she would insult her son like that.

Blogger TBG said...

Holy living shit I think my other in slaw and yours are the same. My hubby is the youngest of 7 and his parents are education snobs. I tell ya snobs! He never finished college and works in Retail. Yes the pay does blow but we arent complaining.

They got into it about a year ago that he was never going to be able to support me the way I deserved that how could he have kids when he would never be able to support them and the kicker is she brought my MOTHER into it that she will be supplementing our income. Well needless to say the great ignorer my husband is did not show that day he let that bitch have it! YOU CALL THAT MOTHERS LOVE WOMAN, thank god I wasnt there I would have decked the old bat!

Can you tell how much I love her!

Blogger firedancerdancin said...

hahahaha. moms are so great--always know the worst possible thing to say in order to make you feel like a slug. *sigh*. my boyfriend's mom said to me, "you'll make a really great wife once we get you to cook and clean."

ummm...excuse me? I had to excuse myself from the room in order to refrain from letting her have it. Hey lady! If you had taught your son to take care of himself, and pick up after himself the house wouldn't be such a pit! I'm not a f'ing maid. If he doesn't want clothes on the floor, than he shouldn't put them there! I can manage to get MY clothes into the hamper!!! GRRRR (and that's just the teeny tiny tip of the iceberg!)

sidenote: I DO have a college degree, and have waited tables for the past three years cause I couldn't find a decent job. Tell that to your other in slaw. A degree gets you nada, but a whole bunch of debt. For as much good as my degree has done for me, I might as well be wiping my arse with it.

Okay. rant over.

Blogger Lisa said...

Oy! Now that I have a child, when my MIL says something offensive, I just repeat a certain mantra, "She babysits for free. She keeps him over night. She babysits for free. She keeps him over night." It makes the zingers a bit more bareable. Your hubby is in good company. My MIL tosses zingers at my hubby. But he's learned to tune it out. I think he honestly considers her voice background noise.

A college degree doesn't make someone a better person. Apparently, she doesn't know this... Such a shame. He sounds like a really good guy.

Blogger Melissa2Kidz said...

Wow. That, I mean she, sounds crazy!! I thought I had it bad. Well I DO but so do y'all, lol.

Blogger Kami said...

That would be IL's for ya.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like you have the opposite problem from most that deal with ignorant In Laws; she likes you, not her son.

Still, sounds like tact isn't something too bountiful in that household.

You love your man, that should count for something. Hopefully this doesn't hurt him too much when she says these things?

Oh darlin, the stories we could exchange.....

Blogger TBG said...

I posted some bling for ya!

Blogger Rhonda said...

That is really sad, in my opinion. My FIL treats my husband that way and it is so hurtful.

Anonymous Adrienne said...

That's horrible - that she insults her son like that. My mom does that to Ryan a little bit when he isn't home, wondering why he's here with my while I finish school instead of "out, using his degree somewhere where he can get a good job". (Because he um... loves me? And would rather stay here and wait to find a really good job?) His parents are supportive at least. They know the job market sucks, anyway.

Blogger Tara B! said...

Know this: you COULD be dealing with an Other-in-Slaw that says things at holidays at YOUR HOUSE like "I KNOW you didn't make this from scratch...where's it from?" or "Do you ever dust up there?" or my favorite "WE don't ask our husbands to do dishes...let them relax after that big meal." WE? I am SO not a 'we' with you, WOMAN. And guess what, Sister, your beloved little boy DOES do dishes around here or he doesn't get LAID!

I guess they equal each other out on the evil-o-meter. Just you wait until you do have kids...THAT's when the fun starts...

Blogger Mama Duck said...

Damn girl.

That sucks.

Bet Christmas is as f'in' riot over there.

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