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My mother in law is a complete nightmare, before my son was born she basically stalked me (coming to my work all the time, leaving messages, calling my cell at odd hours of the day) My husband works nights and gets home aroung 3-4 am and she would call at 8 and think she had the right to wake us up. She even demanded to be my lamaze couch and tried to make my husband and I do this excersise to "work through the pain" (I'm sorry I'm not going to sit there and let my husband pinch me for an hour!!!!) Than when my son was born she showed up at the hospital at 11pm to give us thse old tarnished baby bracelets that were hers.
Since than she hasn't seen him, she's missed his baby shower because she had something more important to do and the only gift she has ever sent him was two old chewed up teddy bears and an old coloured on animal book.
I would be willing to put up with her rude comments, her know it all attitude if she would step up and be a good grandmother but she has a history of abuse (she threw my husband down a few stairs when he was young and has come at him with her fists) I just dont trust her with my son! I dont know what to do my husband wants her to know he only grandson and I want to keep him safe. I need some ideas because pretending he has a cold isn't going to work forever!