The In-Laws… Nasty or Nice?

I was at a Birthday Party, for a beautiful 5-year-old. I LOVE Her! As we are in the Upper Midwest (IL) and it was a super-hot/humid day. They had a bouncy house with a water side and a little pool at the end of it, for the kids. They have a nice pole barn with a Bar, Patio, etc. I was inside relaxing having a beer with family/friends. I saw that my brother arrived. I was so happy to see him at the party with his family, as they rarely attend family events. I went out on the patio, where they were located. I chatted with my brother for a second. Then I looked to the Left, where his 2nd wife was sitting with my Niece (7 Mo. Old). My Nephew is a 3-year-old, who was already playing in the bouncy house with the other kids. I said Hi. Then I took a couple steps to the side of the stroller, where my Niece was sitting. I am barely at the edge of the stroller, trying to saying Hi to my Niece-I did not try to pick her up, touch her, etc. I just wanted to say Hi. My Brothers current (2nd) wife, said Amanda, No. I looked up at her confused. She said I wasn’t allowed to say Hi to my Niece. And That I Wouldn’t be saying Hi to my Nephew, either. If only I had a photo of her face. She had this nasty look on her face and it was not flattering at all. But that’s not my business. I said I was just saying Hello, which is showing polite, basic human curtesy. I was taught etiquette and manners, as well as, to be the bigger person, which can be challenging, in this situation. I walked away, like WTF?

I couldn’t even… This is my family’s event… You are in public. How does that add up in her brain? It doesn’t make sense… If you don’t want people to talk to you or your children, stay home. Period. I Can’t Even…

Plus, who treats children like property? All she repeatedly would say is “My Children” – Last Time I checked… It takes two to make a baby… By the way, my brother borrowed money from me the week before, so they had money for gas, groceries, etc. BAHAHA! Yup. Cut of the hand that helps you…

Is she bi-polar? Having a mental breakdown? Psychopath? Drugs? I have no idea.
I haven’t seen her in a couple of months… The last time I saw her and the kids, I was called off work and my Mom was there, so I stopped by. I do not go around her, without a witness, as she has screamed at me like a psychopath for trying to open a Birthday Present I got for my Nephew (Prob. BC She wanted to return it for Money – That Story to Come). We did not stay long. I played with my Nephew & held my Niece. By the way, I can count on one hand the times I’ve gotten to see to my niece, since she was born in December. I have no idea what is going on… HA!

I didn’t bother to ask. I just walked away, as most of the time she is quite mean. She can be mean to my family, my mom and especially me. Obviously, were not best friends but I am civil to her and I try to see her as little as possible, as petty bullshit like this is what drama she causes… Maybe she lives for pettiness… I want no part of it.
I have a best friend who says I need to keep fighting her wicked ways so I can see my niece and nephew, but I really don’t want too. I come from a very large family, who has always had an open-door policy. She is obviously not like that. I have tons of little ones I see on the regular and spend time with. I consider my cousin’s children my niece and nephew, anyways. Does this make me a bad person? What would you do? I am not going to take her abusive, cruel, threatening ways. I am better than that.

I have had people say to me before, “Come on, you can’t be serious?”

This is my life. My Outlet. Yes… This is all true! I can’t make this stuff up. More to come!

If you have an in-law like mine, keep doing you! This is your Life!

 

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