Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother-in-Law's Day

I am a very blessed chic. We all blubber over our mothers (mine being truly exceptional), but today I wanted to take a whole post for something a little different.

I have a mother-in-law I adore.

I love how she says, "Shoot a Monkey!" when she's frustrated.

I love how she always has a pot of coffee on (and if she doesn't, you just have to LOOK like you want a cup and she'll get a pot going).

I love her homemade cinnamon rolls.

I love how I got her hooked on making her own laundry detergent, and now she's getting a bunch of her friends to do the same thing.

I love how we can talk about Weight Watcher's points AND how much we love Dairy Queen, all in the same breath.

I love how she and my father-in-law insist you call as you're getting in to town so they can be waiting outside to greet you. They also stand outside and wave, anytime you leave, until you are out of sight.

I love how she actually gets pissed off when the grandkids beat her in cards (it is FUN to watch, let me tell ya').

I love, love, love her laugh. It's the same as my husband's. It's infectious.

I love how she loves me ... even though we are so very different and sometimes I KNOW she thinks I'm completely off-my-rocker ... she loves me ... not just because I'm married to her son, but she appreciates me and accepts me and supports me and encourages me.

Happy Mother's Day, Betsy. I love being your daughter-in-law. I could tell you every day and it wouldn't be enough.


sandwichinwi said...

What a nice tribute to your MIL.

What's the story of the bucket?


Anonymous said...

My mother-in-law rocks, too!

Elizabeth @ My Life, Such as it is... said...

My mom always said she had a better relationship with her mother-in-law than her own mother!

Cheryl said...

Sweet and funny. You ARE lucky.