You've seen that show, "Everybody Loves Raymond", where the mother character is such a horrible, nosey, intrusive, bossy, rude and condescending person. The Mother-in-Law everybody loves to hate!
How about this one...Jane Fonda as the Monster-in-Law:
Oh my goodness, I love that movie! OK, that is an extreme example...but really, I can think of a lot of reasons why a young woman would not want to be neighbors with the in-laws.
But here we are...living next door to both sets of Newlyweds. Literally. in. the. backyard. Literally.
Heaven help us.
If you know me, you know that in my heart of hearts I AM MOTHER. That's who I AM inside and out. I always felt I was good at the mother thing. I loved being Mom, still do and I have a great relationship with both of my sons. But I never had daughters. Now I have 2!!! Joy of joys! I have 2!!
Like all women, I am many things to many people...wife, daughter, friend, aunt, teacher and I love wearing every one of those hats. Now I find I'm sporting this new hat...and I wonder if I'm wearing it well. How will I know? Who is gonna tell me if I'm horrible at it? It's still early, maybe too soon to tell, but I pray that I am doing things right.
Boy, that Jane Fonda sure looks good for an old Monster-in-Law.