I had an argument with my mother-in-law and it was awkward and terrible but then I realized it might actually lead to something good. What we did—exchange words and feelings and got upset—is something that I have never done with my own mother. Of course I had arguments with my mother but she was born in Thailand and since English is her second language and I only speak broken Thai our arguments never felt complete for either of us. I could never communicate to her exactly what was making me so upset and have her understand....more
You went out to dinner for the first time leaving him with the sitter – you let him go.He went “all by myself” while you were in the kitchen – you let him go.He went to daycare, you went to work – you let him go.He went to summer camp, you went home – you let him go.He went on his first date, you stayed home – you let him go.He drove for the first time, you watched from the driveway – you let him go.He went to college, hours away – you let him go.He got his first apartment, moved out – you let him go.You helped him grow into a man....more
Mother-in-law for some, Monster-In-Law for many.Here are my 10 things a MIL should not say and do to her DIL! 1. You don't ask her to go and see a doctor to find out if she is able to bare children in just 3 months of marriage and later when she's actually pregnant you ask her if she's sure of it. 2. You don't scream at her and ask her "Your husband has a property but what does my girls have?" Since when is your DIL responsible for what your girls don't have especially when you are alive? ...more
Dear Tazi: My husband and I are of the belief that a healthy diet composed of fresh, local foods and limited preservatives is the key to a healthy lifestyle. We buy locally grown, in-season fruits and vegetables; organic meats and dairy products; and limit the amounts of what we buy to what we can eat within a few days. We don’t mind going to the grocery and the farmer’s markets three times a week; in fact, we enjoy it. My problem is that I cannot convince my mother-in-law of this. ...more
We just had our three day vacation at my in-laws. It was a memorable, fun experience, but I wasn’t able to rest there that much simply because I was in my in-laws house. I was just a bit restless because of thinking too much on how I want to do things perfectly -- especially when I’m with my mother-in-law.
I still have this feeling that I still need to prove myself and impress her, and because of trying too much to impress her, I tend to do things that are not so impressing at all....more