Mother-In-Law Gone Wild or Daughter-In-Law from Hell? You Decide.

A friend recently sent us an interesting piece from the The Huffington Post.  It is an series of emails from a prospective mother-in-law to her prospective daughter-in-law which the future DIL decided to share with the wider world.  The Huffington Post and London Evening Standard (UK) deem the MILs emails "obnoxious" (HP) and Bourne the "mother-in-law from hell" (LES).

As a mother and someday very far in the future possible mother-in-law one might be surprised to find herself - if the behavior described in the emails is true - thinking the MIL has a point.  However, perhaps the MIL's approach was not the most sound.  A quiet lunch at Claridges or tea at the Ritz might have been a better venue for a bit of coaching.

Dear reader, here are the goods, take a look and let us know what you think.

5 comments:

Kate said...

Seeing that I have my own issues regarding this matter, I had to chuckle!

Anonymous said...

Dare one suggest that the fact that the DIL forwarded the email could be supporting evidence of the future MIL's contention that she lacks manners?

Alex Dumortier said...

I don't mean to sound pedantic, but I think these e-mails were sent by a prospective mother-in-law.

Alex Dumortier said...

Surely "teat" at the Ritz would also qualify as an unsound approach, adding scandal to controversy.

EBB said...

Alex, you are correct about the "teat" and those prospective in-laws are glaringly lacking in "perspective". Can you guess who was rushing out the door to pick up her little darlings at camp as she was trying to post this juicy piece? Thanks for reading. Would love to hear how the baby gift selection went at some point.

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