Sandy - posted on 04/02/2010 ( 80 moms have responded )
I need help! My mother in law has always been pushy and overbearing but lately it's causing alot of friction between my husband and myself. She minds my children one day a month and takes it upon herself to take them out and about. When I come to collect them and ask what did they do today - she responds nothing. I then find out by chance that they have been to the library, park and McDonalds.
I feel very threatened by her as my daughter will have nothing to do with me when she is around and I need help because my jealousy is causing my husband to be angry with me. As far as he is concerned, there is no problem with his mum doing what she does (including giving my daughter her first birthday party with friends when I was at work) and that I am being a mother basher. Another example is when I arrived to find my daughter having a bubble bath despite telling my mother in law that she is not to come into contact with soap products because of her excema.
I'd like to hear your thoughts. Thanks, Sandy.