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Saturday, January 19, 2008

Where does she come up with this stuff?

So, you ladies that have been reading along know that my hubby and I are headed off to our romantic retreat tomorrow. So excited about our trip to the B&B!!! My mom is here, staying with the girls and I'm not sure who is more excited - me or them! At any rate, I e-mailed my MIL to let her know that we would not be here tomorrow. She tends to call on the weekend and I didn't want her to worry if we weren't here. Additionally, she tends to get a little jealous of my mom ( I don't know why and I wish it wouldn't happen) so I just thought it was better to head this potential problem off at the pass.

You know what they say - out of the frying pan and into the fire. Ugh. Whoever came up with that phrase must have known my family. I sent my MIL an e-mail telling her that the trip to the b&b couldn't come at a better time because my husband had a rough week. Last night, I got a nearly hysterical e-mail from her worrying that hubby and I are on the road to divorce. She kept reminding me that my life as a Navy wife isn't permanent. I think I understand that better than she does and I often wonder where all this comes from.

Is it just that misery loves company? She got divorced several times so maybe she thinks that is always a hazard? I don't know. I can understand that considering her point of view, but she seems transfixed by the idea that hubby and I are unhappy. I have no idea where it comes from. It isn't him, they barely ever talk. It isn't me, because all I ever say to her is that I adore him, can't imagine any version of my future without him...

Is it me? Am I the one whose point of view is skewed? Do any of you get where this might be coming from? I'd really love some insight.

5 comments:

smiley_netta said...

Hmm...That's interesting. I really wish I could give you a reason why she may think that, but...I've really got nothing. Maybe just because you two are going away for alone time? Who knows. I'm sorry she got that idea from....wherever she got it from! lol Just don't think about it and go have a GREAT weekend!!!

navywife6 said...

OH I'm all for the "they always have an opinion and are JEALOUS of our lives with their sons" belief LOL. Who knows, but you know what take a DEEP breath and have a BLAST.

Roe said...

Sounds like a clingy MIL. My mom is one, so I can't offer any words because I'm still trying to figure out how to chill her out. And you know where I stand with my MIL - that can't be printed here. :)

Kate said...

LOL! Here's to crazy MIL's - I've got one too!

Keri said...

I think it's misery loves company ! my mom used to be like that... a Debbie Downer about everything.

Have a fantastic weekend !