Women Reveal the Craziest Thing Their Mother-in-Law Has Told Them
1/12 "She posted a work out video on Facebook, tagged me and her daughter in it, and wrote 'now you have no excuse' under it." Photo: iStock
2/12 "My ex MIL thought that only irrepressibly horny women wore tampons and that tampons could make you want sex too much so they were best avoided so as not to have illicit desires at improper times. She was appalled when i went grocery shopping with her sister and bought tampons. Apparently I embarrassed her." Photo: iStock
3/12 "MIL: You look pregnant. Are you pregnant? You might be pregnant! When are you guys going to have kids? I want more grandchildren! I will move into your house and watch them for you while you work! I will buy them everything! Give me more grandchildren.
ME: MIL, we've told you already, I have endometriosis. It's highly unlikely that I'll get pregnant. We are considering adoption.
MIL: I want my son to have his own genetic children. You should divorce my son so I can have grandchildren.
MIL to Husband later: You should divorce your wife so I can have more grandchildren." Photo: iStock
4/12 "I said the word 'lesbian' during a conversation in front of my (now-ex) MIL and my then 2 yr old daughter. MIL flipped out and yelled that I'd make my kid gay if I said that word in front of her too many times." Photo: iStock
5/12 "My ex mother in law called me by her other sons' ex wife's name for the first three years I was married to her younger son." Photo: iStock
6/12 "My MIL stole a stack of our wedding invitations to send to her friends that we weren't inviting. We wanted a small, intimate wedding with only people we knew and loved. I hardly knew a soul there." Photo: iStock
7/12 "My MIL wrote her son a letter a week before we got married telling him to think very carefully about what he was doing, as he needed to be sure he was marrying someone he loved and trusted. (We had been together for 6 very happy years at this point! )
She later walked out of our wedding in tears, drove home (7 hours away!) without saying anything to anyone and then followed that up by emailing me saying she didn't know what husband (her son) saw in me.
I refused to have anything to do with her until she apologised to me, it was a lovely year of no contact with her at all. But then I got pregnant and she came crawling back. We have built a relationship of sorts now, though I feel on her part she still hates me but doesn't want to do anything to jeopardise the detente we've reached in case we don't let her see our daughter any more. (Which I would never do, I want my baby to love her granny even if think she's the devil incarnate)." Photo: iStock
8/12 'Boyfriend's mum, but still funny:
"Are you sure you want to come for a walk with us? There are quite a few hills..."
"I think it's so good that you can't eat dairy... have you considered cutting gluten as well? That would rule out pretty much all cakes."
"I don't know if you'd like X resturant... it's fine dining, so the portions are very small."
"[Her daughter] is so lucky that she has the figure for skinny jeans." Looking pointedly at me, also in skinny jeans.
Jesus christ, woman. I am not even overweight.' Photo: iStock
9/12 "When my fiancé let his parents know that he was planning on marrying me, the conversation went like this:
SO: Mom. Dad. I want to let you know that I really love her. More than anyone I've been with in my life. And that I really think I want to marry her.
SO's mom: Really? You love her more than you loved Amy?
SO: Wait... what? Seriously? Did you seriously just say that?
SO's mom (getting weepy): I really loved Amy. I miss Amy...
Amy is the girlfriend my SO dumped six years ago. SIX YEARS AGO." Photo: iStock
10/12 "MIL: Aren't the ballerinas in this 'The Nutcracker' production lovely?
Me: Yes, they are.
MIL: Were you in ballet?
Me: No, unfortunately I was not.
MIL: Yes, that sounds right.
I pause. Say nothing. 'What does that mean?' I'm thinking.
MIL: They take really good care of their bodies." Photo: iStock
11/12 "My parents live in another country, so they did not meet my SO until we have dated for close to two years. The first time my SO met my mom, my mom told her, 'When the two of you start having kids, I want you to send the kids to live with me. I will then return them after they are old enough.' Awkward". Photo: iStock
12/12 "My MIL suggested my (now ex-husband) go on 'The Bachelor.' I was sitting right there and said 'But he's already married" She replied, 'Well, maybe he could meet someone new.' I hate that woman." Photo: iStock