Well, we’re finally back home and I’m pleased to say that I survived the weekend.
When we first got there, I was pretty impressed at the effort MIL made to clean up her home to make it more comfortable for our family. At that moment I felt a little bad for all the things I’ve said or thought about her. However, that all went out the window when I woke up from my nap to find her talking on the phone and the kids nowhere in sight. Apparently, she had let them go outside and play unsupervised. Hellooooo! Baby Bug is only 2 years old! When I ran outside, the girls were playing in the middle of the road. Did I mention that they live on a very busy street?
Surprisingly, we had a great time at my nephew’s birthday party. It was the first time that I’ve ever been to the Maui Tropical Plantation and the scenery was beautiful. They had a huge pond where you could feed the ducks, swans, and fish. There’s also a train that takes you around the entire 60 acre property where you can view growing papaya, guava, mango, macadamia nuts, coffee, avocado, bananas, sugar cane, star fruit and more. The best part is that you can taste the free samples along the way!
However, no in-law of mine’s party would be complete without a little drama. Thankfully, I wasn’t involved this time.
We had decided to make a small birthday party for Baby Bug that evening and invited some of DH’s immediate family. Therefore, after my nephew’s party was over, MIL had asked BIL if she could take some of the left over balloons for that evening. He said that would be fine so MIL started rounding them up. BIL’s wife (SIL) ran over to MIL and started yelling at her that she couldn’t take them. MIL informed SIL that BIL (are you confused yet?) said it was okay and that it was for Baby Bug’s dinner. SIL said those balloons were for her son and that no one could have them. MIL called SIL “selfish”, dropped the balloons, and walked away. SIL grabbed the balloons and went after her, practically throwing them in MIL’s direction. She yelled that if MIL wanted them so bad, she could have them. MIL yelled back that there is no way in h*ll that she’d take them now. She then stormed away.
I sat there in shock. All this over a few extra balloons? There were tons more that SIL could have taken home for her son! Talk about irrational. All the way home, MIL complained over and over and swore that she’ll never have anything to do with SIL again, even if it means cutting out her own son in the process.
That evening we celebrated Baby Bug’s birthday without BIL & SIL. They just never showed up. It’s probably for the best because I was really tired of all the tension and drama. And believe it or not, MIL was extra nice to me. Maybe she’s beginning to feel like I’m the only DIL she has. Whatever the reason, it was a nice “peaceful” celebration.