Entries from April 1, 2010 - May 1, 2010
I have great in laws. They love my husband, my kids and me. There is not much more you can ask of a relationship than that. In the 30 years I have known them, the only time they are difficult is when they are trying to be no trouble.
We can’t have anyone else over on holidays because if we've invited non family, they won’t come because they don’t want to be any trouble.
They tend to be indirect in what they want, (like having a grandkid come for the night) because they do not want to be any trouble.
Again they tend to be indirect when asking for help, (they are elderly) because they don’t want to be any trouble.
My husband and I have gotten good at reading between the lines and usually guess what it is they are not asking for.
Sometimes we guess wrong....then there is trouble. (Just a little trouble because they really are great in-laws).