Pleasantly surprised by MIL
MIL was supposed to be visiting BIL today,popping into ours this afternoon,which I wasn't looking forward to.
Anyhoo,yesterday Darren phoned me to say BIL cancelled,could she come here,I said NOOOOO!!!He complained a bit,but too bad.Then she phoned and asked me(why me?)when she was being picked up.She sounded very happy/excited.They hadn't told her yet.A wave of pity must have grabbed me because,before I thought about it,I'd phoned Darren and told him to invite her to ours.Was very cross with myself all afternoon yesterday,and some more this morning,but it was actually okay.She was completely lovely all day.She played with all the children,she talked to all of them.There were no rude comments about how many more children and what a drain they were,blah,blah,the only time she mentioned how ever many more you have it was in a polite context,without malice.And lots of hadn't had so much fun in ages and loving coming to our house comments.We all had a really good time.
Really pleasantly suprised,and since I'm always giving MIL such bad press I thought I ought to share something nice for a change.Looking forward to her coming Boxing Day now.Hoping this is a permanent change.