Mother In-Laws……………………………


Mother in-laws do you have one? Do you get along with her? Does she think you are good enough for her child? Does she like you?

My mother in-law passed away a couple of years ago, did we get along well kind of we didn’t see her very often since she lived 2 ½ hours from us and we only ever went to visit her once or twice a year. This had a lot to do with the fact that her house stunk her toilet was so bad it made me want to throw up and Tim felt the same way. In fact when we would visit we would stop at McDonalds to use the toilet before getting to her place then we would go back there after the visit to go to the toilet…

 Also I never felt that she liked me much, in fact I think most of Tim’s family felt that I thought I was better than them and in some ways I did. This was because Tim’s family are all Bogan like for those of you who are thing what the hell does “Bogan” mean it means this………………….lol

Bogan: person who takes little pride in his appearance, spends his days slacking and drinking beer

Now Tim’s relationship with his mother in-law aka my mum is very different they have a great relationship and mum is always the first one to defend Tim she will never stand for someone to say anything bad about Tim………………….

Tim has called my parents mum & dad since before we were married…………………….they both think of Tim as their son and are very proud of him………….

I don’t think I ever called either of his parents mum or dad and in fact most of the time didn’t call them anything I would say like hi, how are you but I don’t think I ever added the word “mum” or “dad” or “Betty” or “Ron” ……………….I just didn’t


8 thoughts on “Mother In-Laws……………………………

  1. I never knew what to call Kurt’s folks and it got very awkward after a while. That’s why I told my daughter and son-in-laws to call me either Teresa or Ma, whatever they felt comfortable with.

  2. I have a mother-in-law and she is a dear. I really love her, though I have never called her mom. Brad and I have only been married less than a year, so maybe that will change?
    Interesting to learn a new word: bogan. I am going to try to use it today. 🙂

    1. Hubby says he can’t imagine calling my paretents anything other then mum and dad as they have been more loving parents to him then his own parents. I think it is great that you love your mother in-law

  3. Hmmm…. Bogan — now that’s a new one on me. What ‘culture’ is that from?

    i don’t have a mother-in-law anymore — a) I divorced her son. b) I haven’t remarried 🙂 and c) Charles, my partner, mother is no longer alive. She died long before we met.

    so, I don’t ahve to figure it all out! which is a blessing!

    I think it’s really nice that your husband calls your parents mom and dad — very very nice. It speaks to the kind of man he is, and the kind of people they are!


    1. Well I am Australian and the term “bogan” is an Australian slang it refers to a person who takes little pride in his appearance, spends his days slacking and drinking beer…………

      Tim has always felt that my parents have treated him better then his own ever did and when his mum died and he got upset he said to me if my mums death has upset how on earth will I be when your mum dies….


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