Anyone have AWESOME in-laws?

Monica - posted on 08/14/2009 ( 23 moms have responded )

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The thread about in-laws being critical of stay-at-home moms makes me sad! I guess I'm lucky, my mother-in-law is the sweetest woman in the world! She's very supportive and has never been critical of how I run my household or raise my son, she's been nothing but loving and gracious to me. And my husband's stepfather is a wonderful man, I'm very happy to have them as my in-laws! I hope I'm not the only one out there!

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Jamie - posted on 08/20/2009

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Well, I truely love my in-laws. They are such wonderful people. They are always there if I need them and my kids adore them. Their son (my husband) and I don't get along. We recently seperated and I just hope that my relationship with them stays the same.

Colleen - posted on 08/19/2009

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I've got awesome in-laws too! They offer their advice and are respectful if we prefer not to take it. I get along with them really well. My SIL isn't just a SIL but she's become a really close friend over the years.

Thereasa - posted on 08/19/2009

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Quoting Monica:

Anyone have AWESOME in-laws?

The thread about in-laws being critical of stay-at-home moms makes me sad! I guess I'm lucky, my mother-in-law is the sweetest woman in the world! She's very supportive and has never been critical of how I run my household or raise my son, she's been nothing but loving and gracious to me. And my husband's stepfather is a wonderful man, I'm very happy to have them as my in-laws! I hope I'm not the only one out there!



Yep mine is awsome too!!!!

Sabrina - posted on 08/18/2009

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my moter in law is wonderfull but my fatherinlaw is sometimes hard to get along with

Annette - posted on 08/18/2009

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I'd say I am fairly lucky on this topic also. I'm always complimented on the way I take care of my home and children. They constantly tell me how great I am for their son and how we would probably not be where he is if it weren't for me. But, there are times that I get annoyed with them. Not because they are down with me, but because of some of the choices they make in their own lives. Overall, I'd say I got lucky with the family I married into. A few of his siblings could use help!

Keera - posted on 08/18/2009

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I have to say my mother in law is the greatest! Bub and i spend alot of time with her and she does so much for us, i feel i was very blessed in that department, mind you when i first started seeing my Hubby she wasn't very fond of me but after we had been together for a few months she relaxed and we got along great and she helps out so much. It's good to hear stories of lovely, respectful and caring in-laws for a change.

Delta - posted on 08/17/2009

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I have really great inlaws myself. They let us doing all the raising and when we had questions or have questions they help us out with their opions. When we had money problems starting out they helped us out. I like my mother inlaw and father inlaw, they are great people and always fun to hang out with. My husband has a older sister that is really great and too bad we dont get to see her much since she moved out of town a few years ago. He also has a younger brother that is okay lol.

Malissa - posted on 08/17/2009

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i wish i had good in laws. His mom is a nutjob. he had 3 other kids with his ex and she loves them and acts as if my daughter doesnt exist, unless of course shes talking to his family then we are horrible because she LOVES her granddaughter so much and doesnt see her. his dad is absentee. his parents divorced when he was like 2, and his dad got remarried and had another family. his dad says that he didnt know where they were for years and years. but he does now and never tries to communicate. i know it bothers my fiance that he doesnt have a dad, who is good to his other kids and grandkids. i feel bad for him, but on the up side my mom is tremendous help and never says no when i comes to the baby. thank god someone in our families isnt a total wack job!

Loni - posted on 08/17/2009

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My mother in-law and I hit it off as soon as we met. Five years later we are closer than ever, I love her to death! She is always there for me, and is so supportive. In fact, she was there in the delivery room when I gave birth to my daughter! Thank god she was there too, b/c my hubby would've been lost, lol!

It's sad however that I still haven't heard from my own mother since I told her I was pregnant (over a year ago) ...I am lucky to have my mother in-law, and my father in-law too, he is full of wisdom and kind words. I think I would've lost my marbles a long time ago if they weren't there for me!

Randi - posted on 08/15/2009

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well im glad that yall get alone with your in laws...cuz i dont the funny thing is my hubby dont get along with them either (thats his mom&dad).... but they chose the other grandkids over ours and they never call or come to see my kids...and anytime i really need them they always have a reason of not doing it...its really sad...cuz that kind really the only grandparnets they will now....my mom is really sick...bed ridden in all...:(

Jen - posted on 08/15/2009

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I love my in-laws as well. Both my husband and I fit well into each others families. It's scary how similar our families are. We grew up in similar backgrounds so I guess that's why it's easy.

My in-laws are always more than willing to take our daughter and always available last minute. His mom and I talk more than my mom and I do sometimes lol. I have a great relationship with all 4 of my parents lol :)

Jennifer - posted on 08/15/2009

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Well, at first my mother in law and I didn't get along.. My husband and I had only known eachother 5 months and only had been dating 4 months when we got engaged.. we had only been together 9 months when we got married. But over time we have gotten really close. Ryan and I have been married for 3 years-- 4 in January-- and I just had my daughter in June. This brought us even closer. I thank God because it was really hard for a while. Anyway, she is totally supportive of whatever we decide is best for our family, and I am a stay at home mom, too. I'm glad to hear that you and your in-laws get along so well. ;-) I can't imagine what would have happened if Eileen and I didn't get close!! I would have gone crazy!

Katie - posted on 08/15/2009

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My In-laws are awesome! Most of the time I would prefer to hang out with them rather than my own family! Sad huh? They never criticize our parenting or anything else, they have always treated me like I was their biological daughter. Even if my husband is working late they will take me and my son out to dinner and I also attend holidays at their house even if my husband is working during that holiday.

Ciara - posted on 08/15/2009

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I wouldnt say that my in-laws (not really by marriage) are the greatest but they definitely have been there for me and my sons when I needed them. One time in particular was back in Oct 08 I took my boys to the LA County Zoo and my car was stolen from the parking lot, when I called my ex we got into a fight over the whole thing and his parents were the ones to come and pick us up. They watch my son almost whenever I need them to and they love him unconditionally. They are also sweet to my oldest son (who has no relation to them besides his brother) and have always given us presents and stuff on holidays or birthdays. They are a bit crazy though and fight like crazy but I think they balance out.

Corlissa - posted on 08/15/2009

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I love my in-laws! They would do anything for me. I didnt have a dad growing up but now I do.

Crystal - posted on 08/15/2009

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I get along with my in-laws probably better than my own parents!!

They are great, helpful, and very generous.

They live just a block away, so at times I can get annoyed if I've been seeing too much of them - and my husband works with his dad, so he can get annoyed of him, but they are great people.

My husband's siblings are a different story!! :)

Donna - posted on 08/15/2009

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you guys are so lucky i wish i had in laws like that. we just never clicked as much as ive tried its never going to be.

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im in that boat too.

my mother in-law is actually going to be my personal nanny when i go back to work... free of charge! not to mention she bought half of our baby stuff haha.

she has told me that she wants to spend a couple of days together before i go back so she can learn how i do everything with dorothy... i thought this was lovely considering she has raised 4 children of her own!!

Kelly - posted on 08/15/2009

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yep im a lucky one too!!! my partners step mother is only 20 yrs older then me and has 5 kids, 2 which are around same age as mine so very good for advice and understanding im so glad his dad re-married and to a woman 22 yrs younger then him :)

Andromeda - posted on 08/14/2009

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I'm right there with ya on this one! My inlaws are awesome and they have no ill feelings towards the way I raise my children and they agree 100% with DH and I on how our little family is run. I love my inlaws so much and I'm so happy that they aren't difficult like some horror stories I've heard.

Dallas - posted on 08/14/2009

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your lucky girl, mine dont speak english so we never talk. thats good you have great in laws.

Kara - posted on 08/14/2009

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my mother in law is like one of my friends. just a much wiser friend. i hear all the horror stories to! lol. i couldn't imagine

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