Missy - posted on 11/16/2012 ( 7 moms have responded )
I am actually at work right now, and am SO glad to have found this positive forum.
It is nice to see that other moms have faced and are facing some of the same things I am as a parent and wife.
Tomorrow, I'll be celebrating 11 years of marriage. It has been like a growing plant, we have gotten stronger, gotten wiser, more beautiful together with our children. And then there are our in laws. Specifically HIS PARENTS. I can't begin to tell you how I've had to really work to carve out a place in this family and how long it has been to command respect without completely going off.
Getting to the point, after staying home with our kids for ten years. I have gone back to work. God has blessed me with a substantial position in marketing. Just so happens, MIL got fired from her job and was available to watch them after they got out of school. At first, I was paying the neighbor across the street, but against my better judgment decided to give my MIL a chance to save a few bucks.
She decided to threaten my son with a spanken today. He told her that I said she could not spank them (including himself and his sisters). She was floored by that, but spanked him anyway. Following that she decided to flood me with texts about how offended she was and that she disagreed with me. I just kept being cordial, and asked her not to spank him moving forward.
It wasn't enough, she had to bombard my husband with texts about how upset she is.
I swear, it's enough to make me want to move out the state. We actually have discussed in depth the possibility of moving. I just want to breathe! It's been eleven years tomorrow, and my mother in law is still finding a way to be a problem in my life.