When you are in a long-term relationship, there will come a time when you’ll have to meet the in-laws. It’s an inevitable step to take the relationship to the next level, and there is no denying that it is a big one. This meeting can go one of two ways. It can either turn into a beautiful relationship that deepens with time. Or it can end up being one where you have clashes all the time. Some MILs give you unsolicited advice that can tick you off, others get too involved in your lives, and some use every opportunity to undermine you. There might be the lucky few who cannot relate to this and enjoy a beautiful bond with their mother-in-law. But if this sounds familiar to you, we are here to tell you that you are not alone. Scroll below to read 15 women share their experiences with their mothers-in-law. Some of them are hilarious, some harmless, and some simply got on their nerves that it made all of us want to scream:
1. When A Mother-In-Law’s Visit Is More Like A Fitness Exam
When your mother in law comments on your weight so frequently you actually consider crash dieting before she visits in November 😒
— mad woman (@nadiasheaessa) October 5, 2020
It’s not the first time that a mother-in-law thinks it’s appropriate to comment on your weight, and it won’t be the last. How about the next time you talk about her old age? Ugh, if only!
2. When You Wonder Why They Even Have A Smartphone
MiL: I read it’s not healthy to be active after you eat.
[Wife]: You might want to check your sources.
MiL: My sources are the same as yours. The Internet.
[Me]: That’s like saying everything printed on paper is the same source.
MiL: Well technically, I got it from my phone.
— Shit My Mother-in-Law Says (@MILSaysShit) September 22, 2020
Is it really that hard to understand how the internet works? Guess no number of smartphones can make you understand that.
3. When She Cannot Stop Beating Around The Bush
MiL: Remember Dee from the campground?
MiL: She was the one.. We’d see her every summer.
MiL: From when we would go camping..
Wife: Yes. I know.
MiL: Kinda heavy set..?
Wife: Ma! I remember. What about her?
MiL: Nothing, she just came to mind the other day.
— Shit My Mother-in-Law Says (@MILSaysShit) July 13, 2020
I wish you would get to the point or just stop talking at once. What are you even trying to say? Do you have a point, or is it just moo? (F.R.I.E.N.D.S. fans, where you at?)
4. When She Thinks She Makes Complete Sense
MiL: What’s today, Friday?
MiL: The kids have school today?!
Wife: Yes, why wouldn’t they?
MiL: I don’t know. It’s windy. pic.twitter.com/hLOS6YHgG9
— Shit My Mother-in-Law Says (@MILSaysShit) January 29, 2021
Have you ever heard of logic? Does it exist in your vocabulary? Got to agree, it takes a special kind of talent to think these things!
5. When She Proves That She Cannot Be Trusted With Technology
MiL: How do you get this oven off?!
Wife: Press ‘oven off’
MiL: I AM! But it says 110!
Wife: …Ma! That’s the time. It’s 1:10 in the afternoon.
— Shit My Mother-in-Law Says (@MILSaysShit) January 13, 2021
Don’t blame yourself if you’re skeptical about handing over technology to your mother-in-law. If she cannot tell the difference between the time and the temperature, it’s only natural to have your doubts.
6. When You Cannot Help But Wonder If They Use Their Brain
In other news: my mother in law told us we didn’t need to buy cat sand because she found some really nice sand in the shed.
It was dry cement. She had been filling the litter box with cement.
— Jan Hakon Erichsen (@janerichsen) July 11, 2020
Don’t be surprised if you have to throw out your cat litter because of all the cement. But hey, your MIL was just trying to help.
7. When You Want To Scream At Her For Discouraging Your Child (Some Things Are Just Off Limits)
[My 10yo son takes trumpet lessons. He created a YouTube channel to log & share his progress. ]
Son: Gma, I created a YouTube channel!
Son: To play the trumpet.
MiL: But you’re not even that good.
[😠 WTF, he’s 10! 😠]
— Shit My Mother-in-Law Says (@MILSaysShit) November 14, 2020
Sometimes you wonder if they love their grandchildren or hate them. What do they expect, a Chet Baker?
8. When You Hate Her Guts (She Really Did That?!)
My mother in law really has the audacity to make a fb post that includes “still waiting on my baby grandchild” pic.twitter.com/sz8SKMmfE0
— dog mom (@emilyzaleman) October 13, 2020
You have to admit that you never thought your mother-in-law would call you out to the world like that. Guess it’s not going to the last time she is going to violate your privacy.
9. When You’re Not Sure Who Needs The Reminder In This Situation
[My 5yo is going to put mail in the mailbox]
MiL: You need to open the mailbox to put it in.
[Wife]: Ma! She’s 5, not stupid.
MiL: WELL, IT’S A GOOD REMINDER!!! Psh!
[the mental image of my daughter throwing an envelope at the closed mailbox and walking away, makes me laugh.]
— Shit My Mother-in-Law Says (@MILSaysShit) October 14, 2020
It is not the first time your mother-in-law will hand out such basic instructions to your child, and it won’t be the last. Are you sure you’re not reminding yourself how the mailbox works, ma?
10. When You’re Not Sure If She Hears The Words Coming Out Of Her Mouth
MiL: What did you season this chicken with? It’s delicious.
[Wife]: It’s pork, Ma.
MiL: [takes another bite] Oh yeah, I can taste the pork now.
— Shit My Mother-in-Law Says (@MILSaysShit) September 21, 2020
One minute it’s chicken. The next bite, it becomes pork. Probably the only one who believes that it changed. How about laughing at yourself for the goof-up instead? Now, you’ve just made yourself sound ridiculous!
11. When You Cannot Help But Laugh At Her Confidence At Being Wrong
Apparently my mother-in-law asked my husband if our daughter had “gone through her metamorphosis yet” and like, I wanted to scream YES SHE IS NOW A GIANT COCKROACH
— Elle M. (they/them) (@ellle_em) June 22, 2020
Not sure if your mother-in-law understands what the word means. Or perhaps she is being over-enthusiastic about your daughter being a certain kind of superhero.
12. When You Can Relate To This Dude More Than You Know
One of my coworkers took today off several weeks in advance so he could spend time with his family. He was so excited he left early yesterday. I come to work this morning and he is here… He said he didn’t know his Mother-In-Law was coming so he came to work. 😂😂
— BrysGamingStory (@BrysGamingStory) October 9, 2020
Can you really blame the guy? He probably loves family time, but he doesn’t have to love every member of the family.
13. When She Is Passive-Aggressive Beyond Imagination
We’re playing heads up and the word is “on fleek” so I said “my eyebrows are” and my mother in law said “unibrow” LMFAO byE 😪
— motherducker (@houseandhens) September 15, 2019
Mean but hilarious. Enough said.
14. When That’s The Worst Kind Of Advice You’ve Ever Heard
[to my son]
“Be nice to girls because some day you’re going to want one to cook for you.”
— Shit My Mother-in-Law Says (@MILSaysShit) August 1, 2020
Did she just — ? She did! Wow. No words. We have no words.
15. When You Cannot Argue Because She Defies Logic
MiL: I think I’m going to clean my car tomorrow. It looks like it is going to be beautiful.
Wife: Yesterday was gorgeous. I’m surprised you didn’t do it then.
MiL: I know but, yesterday I took a shower.
— Shit My Mother-in-Law Says (@MILSaysShit) April 5, 2020
Because if you wash your car and take a shower, bad things will happen. Did you not know?
Not all mothers-in-law mean harm. Some of them are just hilarious, and you cannot help but burst into laughter with the things they say. We hope this article brought a smile to your face. If you have a MIL who can share a laugh or two with you, share it with them and make her day.