The Dinner Party

This is the final installment in a 3 part series on the craziest things my MIL did to try and get us to have grandkids. Catch up on part 1 and part 2, if you missed them. For the first two years of Jack and I’s marriage, my MIL had made it known that she…

Let’s Share Too Much Information!

This is the 2nd story in a 3 part series on the things my MIL did during her quest for a grandchild. You can read the first story here. Soon after Jack and I got married, I wound up in the ER because of a chronic health condition I have. I don’t want to get…

The Grandchild’s Room

This is the 1st story in a 3 part series on things my MIL did to let us know she wanted grandkids. After Jack and I got engaged, my in-laws renovated their lake home. It was a pretty big project – they added multiple rooms and significantly increased the square footage of the house –…

The Crib

After Jack and I got married, my MIL began dropping some not-so-subtle hints about wanting grandchildren. The year after we got married, while having Easter dinner with my in-laws and some extended relatives, MIL suddenly interrupted everyone at the dinner table to loudly announce: “I set up a crib in the lower level bedroom!” As…

Well, FINE

My husband and I have a daughter. When our daughter was about 6 months old, my in-laws came over for a visit one day. My MIL reached for the baby, clearly excited to see her again. The baby was in the beginning stages of separation anxiety and becoming a bit clingy towards me. As MIL…