started with "you know, your cousin Angela is pregnant, 3 months,
they were married a year after you, what is taking so long?"
I really should have responses to these announcements stored up
in my brain, but I don't. I just smile and nod even though deep down I
want to YELL "I know you really want MORE grandbabies, but for the
love of all that is holy, LEAVE ME ALONE" which would no doubt
come out sounding more like a blubbering mess of tears and snorts.
I was dreading the day that this particular couple shared the news
but truth be told, I knew it was coming. In fact, every time I go to the
MIL's house I get to hear about another lovely wife who is about to
bless her MIL with a grandbaby. I really love my mother in law, she
is a really sweet lady, but I'm starting to resent going over for dinner.
On the way home that night (after a few tears) I told my DH that
it is time to tell them that we are having issues. He's agreed to tell
his mother the next time she calls, but he is worried that she will
end up blaming me. I know this will probably be the result, but to
be honest I would rather her silent blame then her public questions.
I am more worried that they will continue with the questions and
the announcements even though they know were having a hard time.
I really am not so sure how I will react if that was to happen, but I
don't think it would end well. I guess I will have to cross that bridge
when we get there but for now I feel confident in this decision.