She's coming home~

By Toni
@toniganzon (41138)
Philippines
March 16, 2011 6:16am CST
My mother-in-law, who's currently staying in New Jersey is coming. Home to the Philippines for a month. I'm really looking forward to this because I am longing for a woman's companion in our home. Except for our helper and nanny, I am the only woman in the house and I miss talking to my mother in law and go shopping with her. Whenever she comes home, she would stay for a few days in our house and we would usually go shopping together. She's just like my shopping buddy. We almost have the same taste in clothing and she really acts younger than her age. She has a very open mind and never imposes her opinion on me. She tries to respect my opinion regarding my son and the way I make decisions at home. Are you this close your mother in law?
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@chuyins123 (2118)
• Philippines
16 Mar 11
Wow, I would love to see my future wife with the same relationship or closeness with my mom. I would love to have a wife who also gets along with my mom. There are more women who complains about their in laws than those who love their in laws. It's a usual scene that the women are terrified or haunted of the thought that their mother in law is going to come for a visit in their home or something. It's good for you because you get along with your mom in law well. :)
@toniganzon (41138)
• Philippines
16 Mar 11
My mother-in-law had a terrible time with her own in laws. She didn't get along well with her because the her mother-in-law would meddle with the way she disciplined her children and even with her every move. She was treated like a nobody so she told me that she made a promise to herself that when she become one someday, she wouldn't treat her in laws the way she was treated by hers. My mother had the same experience with my grandmother, so my mom really tried her best to live separately from her in laws.
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• Philippines
16 Mar 11
How nice of your mom in law to do such. She's really a nice mother in law. No wonder you get along well with her. A very happy family you have there...
@NIECIE21 (365)
• United States
16 Mar 11
That is good that you are close to her! My future mother in law and I are not close at all. She has done some really bad things to other members in my familiy and she degrades my future hubsand. However, his step-mom, I am pretty close to. She respects him and me and tries to stay out and not impose her opions on us as well. So, there is a the good mother in law and the not so good mother in law in my life, LOL :)
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@toniganzon (41138)
• Philippines
16 Mar 11
You have the two sides of both world! You are luckier than me then!
• India
18 Mar 11
Like u I am also very close to my mother-in-law. My in-laws live at a distance of 4 hours drive from our house. Though she loves coming to our house, but after one month or so she just wants to go back. When she is here the house is lively full of laughter as my husband being the only child is very close to his parents. Due to my being in government job, I am away from home for 8 hours and with in-laws here I do not hv to worry about anything whether it is buying milk, vegetable or finance. I wish my in-laws would stay permanently with us as day by day they are getting old.
@thetigers (108)
• Philippines
17 Mar 11
It's a girl thing time, I love it! I miss going out with my Mom-n-Law or even my mom. They both have the taste as I do too. Clothes, foods, house decors, to bedroom decors, to personal thing, everthing, hayyy i missed!
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@whengcat (1458)
• Philippines
17 Mar 11
Actually, I'm living with my mother-in-law and we get along just fine. She treats me as her own and vice versa. But I would not say that we never had some misunderstandings, that's only normal. I have that high respect for her because my husband is a good and responsible man. If not for her(she raised her 6 kids alone because she was widowed at an early age), my husband will not turn out like that.
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• United States
17 Mar 11
Nice! This is so nice a switch from the everyday complaints I am use to hearing. I am not married but live with my boyfriend now for 5 years and his mother lives in another state. She and I are so close that I often wonder if she loves me more then her own children, lol because she will call me with just about anything before she calls anyone else. She has been a Godsend as she has helped me with so many personal issues in a drop of a pin. Congrats and enjoy the visit.
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@SIMPLYD (75378)
• Philippines
18 Jan 12
Oh your mother-in-law must have lots of pasalubongs for you Toni. Care to share it with me? It's so nice to hear that your mother-in-law is an open minded person. As to my mother-in-law, she too is a nice one. Though, sometimes, i don't like it that she would still wait for my husband and offer him foods whenever he arrives from work at night. I feel a tinge of jealousy when she does that. Why can't she just leave that alone to me? But other than that, i like her and can go along with her.
@SIMPLYD (75378)
• Philippines
18 Jan 12
Upps sorry Toni. I didn't see that this discussion was made almost a year ago. Anyways, how's the shopping spree with you mother-in-law?
@bubuth (1816)
• Philippines
12 Feb 12
I don't have mother in law because she already pass away before i meet my husband. My mom know her and she said she is a nice person. She also said she and my older sister have the same characteristic so i think we will liker each other. I wish i met her before because i want to experience having a mother in law. Happy Mylotting...
@KrauseHome (33387)
• United States
16 Jan 12
Personally I wish I could say I was close to either of my MIL's. My husbands mom and dad divorced yrs. ago and are both remarried. Sometimes when I am around I almost feel as an outsider even though I know they care. It is cool that you are close to yours and have things in common you like to do. That would make it exciting for you wanting her to be around more.
@angelic123 (1112)
• United States
11 Jan 12
Wow,that relationship is so rare! Good for you. I am really happy,it is such a blessing to find that kind of relationship.
@cream97 (29175)
• United States
23 Apr 11
Hi. toniganzon. At first, my mother-in-law was a true bytch. But now, she acts like she is my best friend. I don't let my guard down when I am around her either. I stay intact. I wished that my mother-in-law is just like yours is. In a way she is, she just doesn't get out as much though. It is nice that you and her can get along, so well until the point of you not minding her coming by to visit for a few days. I know that I will not be able to let my mil stay with me, not even for one day. Good for you!
@staria (2782)
• Philippines
18 Mar 11
Sad thing, but I am not. We have had issues before, so our closeness fade away. I wasnt getting real help from her too esp during the times that I am really in need of a companion. Well we are not in our best terms, but I still respect her as my mom-in-law, that is if I have a choice, lol!