Friday, 10 April 2015

A - Z Challenge - I is for In-laws

My theme for this challenge is family and relations.

In-laws “relatives by marriage”

Well I gained a lot of in-laws when I got married.  My husband is the eldest of 8 children so add that to his parents and that was 9 straight away.  Two of the siblings were already married and one of them had 3 children so more in-laws.

The good thing is that I get on well with all of them.  My mother-in-law is still alive and we get on really well.  We’re having her to stay today until next Wednesday so we must have something right!  I got on well with my father-in-law too when he was alive.  I suppose part of it is down to the fact that they are genuinely good people.  They were raised and live as Catholics and my mother-in-law in particular has a very strong faith.  (I’m not suggesting that non-catholics or even atheists or anyone else for that matter can’t be a good person so please don’t take offence at that comment.)

Goodness it’s hard trying to be politically correct all the time!

Anyway I think I’ve passed the test of was I good enough to be hubby’s wife.  They all seem to like me too.  I can remember the first time we went out. I went to meet him at his house and while I was waiting for him in the hall one after the other his sisters seemed to find an excuse to come out of the living room and check me out.  I hadn’t realised until then how big his family was but that’s another blog.

My husband never got the chance to get to know my Dad unfortunately but he got on well with my Mum and was very supportive during her decline and subsequent death due to Alzheimer’s.
Sorry if you came today looking for some in-law horror stories I’m afraid you won’t find them here.


  1. You are lucky with your in - laws. I can vouch for how nice they all are.

    You know i think Nick has a lot of similarities to your dad. They would have got along really well.

  2. My husband was an only child so the attention of my in-laws was a little intense at times :)

  3. I had wonderful in-laws, too. Some of the most easy-going, generous people anyone could hope for, and I loved them dearly. Wish I could say the same for my wife; she had her hands full with my mother.

    John Holton
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  4. I, too, am lucky in my in-laws! They are the loveliest people imaginable, and, fortunately, live close by. My mother-in-law and I are especially fond of going to the movies together.

  5. It's nice to hear some in-law feel-good stories. I have heard so many horror stories that it's refreshing to read about how nice it can be to get along with your in-laws.

  6. I was very lucky too with my in-laws. They were great. Loyal, kind and supportive. They were stubborn though and should have accepted more help in their declining years - I think that's a generational thing though. I certainly intend on accepting all the help I can get when I'm old. I've already put in my order to my boys for my gold-plated wheelchair and ear trumpet:D


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