Need vent! Closed minded in-laws! Jan 26, 2011 17:46:26 GMT -5
Post by vkp23 on Jan 26, 2011 17:46:26 GMT -5
OK so yeah my Mother-in-law and sister-in-law hate me. Don't know why. I never did anything to them and I'm good to my husband so I don't get what their deal is other than they don't agree with over half of my opinions on things. My husbands mother disowned him for shooting predators that ate 90% of our chickens. Which as long as it isn't a protected animal or someones pet, the law is on our side. Sadly, when you have a farm type life, you gotta do what you gotta do. I mean we lost over $600+ in live stock! Any way, his sister, who is only 15 mind you, semi disowned him too. Not totally but, a bit. Any way, his dad came over Monday, (Don't have a problem with his dad at all) and he brought Thomas' (my husband) sister over with him. I should have gone with my original instincts and just left til Thomas called me and told me they were gone. His sister thinks she can say and do what ever she wants to whom ever she wants and his mother backs her up. The reason I blocked them from facebook is because his sister jumped my case for picking a joke at my mother for falling down the stairs. My mother was FINE except for breaking her toe and SHE called me laughing about it. I told her I was going to get her a helmet. I'm sorry but that is just the sick sense of humor my family has. We pick on each other relentlessly. And I mean it's not like I would have been joking if she really got hurt. Any way, when I defended my family's dynamic his mother jumped in and attacked me as well for being a bad daughter and for picking on a child. But it's ok for that child to tell an adult how to handle relationships with their family? Any way, I'm trailing off...so the whole time they were here she took every opportunity to jab at me on my parenting and level of intelligence. She's 15! What does she know about raising kids and she has no idea who I am and what I know! I kept my cool though. At one point, while they were here, it was time to feed the ferrets their raw soup. OMG she's a moron. She asked me what I was feeding them and I told her that I was working on switching them to raw and that this was a raw chicken puree we call a soup, and that they have to be trained to eat a raw diet and this is how you start it. She made a nasty face and asked why I was switching them and why they had to be trained. I said, "Well, feeding them raw is what they would eat in the wild, and so it's much better for them and reduces the chance of illness, because the kibble makers mix grains and what not that a ferret literally can not digest, and thus causes illness. They have to be trained to eat raw because they imprint on their food." Then she asked what I meant by imprint on their food. I said, "kinda like how a baby duck, if raised by a person, will think that person if their mommy. It's the same thing with ferrets and their food." And she says, get this, "Well yeah I could see how that can happen cause they would know whats best for them." What!? REALLY!? I said, "Noooo they can't digest the grains in it and the kibble is all they know. You CAN get grain free kibble, but it's WAY expensive and still not as good as feeding them raw." She rolled her eyes at me and was like "what ever." GAW she makes me so stinkin' mad. And she had the nerve to say to me, "You do know there is two sides to every opinion right?" I wanted to say SO bad, "OMG are you serious!? I had NO idea! I'm SO glad you told me this. I feel SO enlightened now that you educated me. Some one whom I'm 12 years older than. I don't know what I would have done with out you teaching me this." I mean, REALLY!? Sorry, thanks for the vent.