I just came across this story about a psycho future mother-in-law writing a ridiculous e-mail to her future daughter-in-law. This story is crazy and I am not sure it's totally true (who would ever send this?!?!), but I had to re-post it. I am SO incredibly blessed to have such amazing in-laws and I cannot ever seem to say that enough. I have heard horror stories about crazy mother-in-laws and the terrible things they have said/done to the women in their son's lives.
Here is an excerpt from the e-mail that this lady sent to the poor girl who is marrying her son:
from: Carolyn Bourne
to: heidi withers
subject: your lack of manners
Here are a few examples of your lack of manners:
When you are a guest in another's house, you do not declare what you will and will not eat - unless you are positively allergic to something.
You do not remark that you do not have enough food.
You do not start before everyone else.
You do not take additional helpings without being invited to by your host.
When a guest in another's house, you do not lie in bed until late morning in households that rise early - you fall in line with house norms.
You should never ever insult the family you are about to join at any time and most definitely not in public. I gather you passed this off as a joke but the reaction in the pub was one of shock, not laughter.
You regularly draw attention to yourself. Perhaps you should ask yourself why. No one gets married in a castle unless they own it. It is brash, celebrity style behaviour.
I understand your parents are unable to contribute very much towards the cost of your wedding. (There is nothing wrong with that except that convention is such that one might presume they would have saved over the years for their daughters' marriages.)
If this is the case, it would be most ladylike and gracious to lower your sights and have a modest wedding as befits both your incomes.
One could be accused of thinking that Heidi Withers must be patting herself on the back for having caught a most eligible young man. I pity Freddie.
I would run in the other direction if this was ever sent to me. There are plenty of other men out there who don't have a mean (and bitchy) mom to deal with. Hopefully I am gracious to the girl (or guy) my child decides to spend his adult life with.
**fingers crossed he leaves the skanks at the bars or at college**