I think I am about at my wits end with my DH's step-mom. I can't take it anymore!
First, she tells me how excited she is to be a grandma when she finds out we are pregnant and throughout the pregnancy. She constantley talks about it, acts like a proud grandma and yet doesn't buy her a single thing until my shower yesterday. (Diapers and one outfit). My mom and other people I know had gotten more and my friends were really surprised at what she bought. We even had a frame for people to sign(well the mate for the picture) with a note to Lizzie and she signs it with their names, not grandma and grandpa. It was very impersonal.
My SIL and DH say she is acting like this because it isn't her real grandchild. I don't want to sound petty but if you're going to be all excited and act all proud, and then you don't do anything? I mean when she found out we were expecting she was talking about all the outrfits and stuff she was going to buy. And it's not like they are hurting for money.
So yesterday she says, I guess I need to get something for the baby inc ase we babysit or she stays the night. Can I just use your pack and play?
The she tells me she wants to throw a shower for me. I told her I had no one else to invite because my mom threw one and my friends threw one. She said she would invite her family and friends (some I barely know). I am going along with it even though it will be majorly uncomfortable.
The final straw came today. Yesterday at the shower by mom said how we were going to do something for my birthday Monday. The MIL says, "Oh I forgot about your birthday." Really?! It's on the freakin' calendar we made for you. (that's how we announced we were pregnant.)
So today she calls and wants us to come over for dinner. They live 45 monutes away. I already told them that after this past busy weekend, driving around Houston tomorrow for my biorthday and driving 30 minutes to my dr appointment Tuesday, I do not want to go anywhere. No, no she wants to make m dinner for my birthday. They live 45 minutes to an hour away. I asked the DH if he knew what they were cooking and he said no, but it's a nice gesture even thougvh we don't like most of the stuff she makes.
I told DH the thing that pisses me off is that she can't drive up here to take me out and she can't at least ask what I might want to eat. I know that's petty and I am really hormonal, but damn it. She is driving me nuts.
I just asked DH to support me on this and he said he was but that I was blowing it out of proportion. I said I told her yesterday I didn't want to drive anywhere or be in the car after Tuesday and what does she do?
Sorry to vent. I just need an outlet. Sorry