On a Mil Spouse board I visit, we've talked many times about shoving all the MILs onto an island and leaving their big mouthed arses there until hell freezes over. I want to buy a first class ticket for mine TODAY!
We called to tell them about the Bean today. We didn't tell the parents until after we heard the heartbeat because we didn't want the pressure. The MIL has been riding us for numerous things and we really didn't want the weekly phone call of "Are you pregnant yet?" While we had infertility issues. And what smart assed comment does my MIL make?
"Oh thank God. I thought we weren't getting a grandchild. We thought you wouldn't give one to us. I just thought it was NEVER going to happen!"
She also did the math and realized I was pregnant when the visited at Thanksgiving and was ticked off that we didn't tell them right then and there. The husband got lectured all about that one, she spared me.
I did get her back a little when she was whining about how we had denied her grandchildren for years I mentioned, "well now at least you won't just have the dog as your only grandchild will you." I said that because a while ago before she started digging on our furniture sizes she would make snotty comments about grandchildren and something about the dog's photo is what they show friends as their grandchild. So I just had to be a little snot back.
Why can't they just be happy? Seriously, getting ticked off because we waited 11 weeks to tell people, making remarks about how we purposely denied them grandchildren and continuing to ride us about it is just OMFG. I mean come on lady it never occurred to you that we might be having infertility issues? Or were we just expected to reproduce at will to satisfy your every need?
My MIL needs to be hurled onto the island and stay there for ETERNITY!