I never thought I would have the age old cliché of a horrendous mother in law as we have always got on well, but since our daughter arrived she has been like a different woman.
She force feeds our child, both food and cuddles, she lies next to her when she has her nappy change, she has forcibly removed our daughter from my lap.
When we confronted her she simply said “well my in laws were a nightmare too…get over it!”
This seems a strange response as it really means we just won’t see them much which all seems rather sad given that she is clearly besotted with our daughter (she used to email daily asking for her latest “fix” of videos and photos.
Maybe you think I’m being cruel? I wondered that too, but it’s the way she thinks she has a right to mine our daughter of love and attention which I can’t cope with. Our daughter is here in our lives for her benefit, for us to love and take care of her, *she* is the focus here, not her crazy grandmother. And I get that she is excited, and she loves her etc. but messing with our developing attachment and altering the boundaries in our home just isn’t ok.
Eurgh. Rant over! Any thoughts?!
Have you encountered similar with your in-laws? Perhaps it’s your family that are interfering? How should this person handle the relationship with their mother in law? Add your comments and advice below.