I was thinking about this the other day. I have had two mother in laws in my life and they couldn't be more different from each other.
My first mother in law was a lot older when she had my first husband, he was her only child. I met him at twenty and married him at 22 as we did in those years. She was just awful to me from day one. She would insult my complexion, insult what I was wearing and was very controlling about everything. She ran rings around me as I was so young. When we had our son she would take whatever clothes I had dressed him in (lovely outfits) and put her sons baby clothes on him, Weird. Then she would proceed to tell me how to cook whatever I was doing. She rode a very big broom. Awful. I didn't say anything. Anyway years later we divorced and then I got number two.
What a breath of fresh air, a beautiful lady who just loved me and my son. She saw how much I loved her son and accepted me into the fold with much love and compliments. What a difference. She had four children altogether, unfortunately she passed away about 3 years ago. What a gem.
Now I am a grandmother of a little two year old darling girl. I learnt from both mother in laws what to do and what not to do. From the first one I learnt not to be controlling, rude and bossy. I learnt to give compliments where deserved and not stress the small stuff. (I am lucky my daughter in law is great I know this).
From the second one I learnt to relax be more accepting and love unconditionally as she did me. I loved her, what a grand lady she was to all her family and the new one, me.
Do tell ladies.
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