Monday, July 13, 2009

How do you deal with a jealous mother?

Ok, I think my Mum gets jealous of things sometimes. Do any of you all have this problem??? I have the greatest Mum in the world, but we don't have that much in common. I'm a girly girl, and she is definitely not. Our tastes in everything are complete opposites. I mentioned that if LC gets the house that his Mum was going to give us her dining room table; well, because, that means she gets something NEW=) We all love excuses to get new pretties, right?? LC's mum is like myself. She LOVES to shop!!! My Mum's response was [insert snippy voice here] "Well, I'm sorry we probably won't be able to help you much at all." Um, okay, thanks, I guess. Times are hard. The economy sucks. I wasn't expecting anything from anyone. I told her I was just grateful that we would have a dining room table to eat on since we don't have one, and that I wasn't implying anything towards her. Geez. She responded with [again insert snippy voice here], "It's just things you say sometimes." Okay, sorry. I'm glad that if we do get this house *which we have NOT yet* that my guests and I would not have to eat dinner on the dining room floor. I have a small square table that seats two since I was in freakin' undergrad. Not really much of a table to have people over to eat with ya know. I was just thankful that someone was giving us something. How do you all balance/handle these situations?

10 comments:

Jackie said...

I hear ya! I too feel that my mom is at times jealous of me and the things my hubby and I do. And b/c of the jealousy, she doesn't take any interest in my life. But then I have my MIL that is head over heels to hear about every little thing we do... so I'm not totally neglected. LOL

Congrats on the "new" dining room table!

Piper Jacquelyn said...

My mom gets that way sometimes too, but about my brother & his wife's family. I think it's pretty normal, just try to be patient & remind her that you love her. She'll move past it eventually!

Jennifer said...

Oh sorry! My mom has done things like that too. It is hard to deal with.

a H.I.T. said...

Honestly? I just ignore her when she acts like that.

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Southern Champagne Wishes said...

I'm sorry about the mom troubles, but congrats on being so close to your new home! I just started looking for a house and can't decide where to buy (and I keep changing my mind about what I want)!

CAC muffin said...

sorry of my life- i wish i could tell you how to handle and jealous mum but i just dont talk to mine so i dont think thats good advice. Hang in there

Marie said...

My mom tends to be "jealous" when husband's family gives us furniture, vacations, etc. It eventually got to the point where I realize conversations must be about what's going on with her or my sister predominately, and then we can get along. Otherwise I get snippy comments about what my husband and I are doing. Why is it always hard for people close to us to genuinely happy for us?

Blondie said...

My step mom is like that with my real mom. There isn't much you can do just try and ignore it. You can't change the way someone is. Hang in there, and congrats on the house!

Natalie said...

My MIL is the same way. She gets so jealous of everything we do, of things the hubs gives me. She has actually brought up the fact he's given me jewelry for gifts & not her. Really? Where do parents get this stuff?

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