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.