This seems like an ancient old topic. It happens in every household. So how could one make it successful?
Simple.. Like being a relationship, relations with the in-laws are also a two-sided thing. Compromising is the key.
My big brother has been married for 2 years, and my 2nd brother is tying the knot this year end.
The other day I asked mummy this:
“Ma, would you mind if Gor Gor dotes on his wife alot and don’t really care about you? As in no time for you la.. Pays 75% of his time with his wife only laaaa”
“I would be happy for him if he is willing to dote on his wife alot. It would also mean he have a happy family.”
I can proudly say my mum is a really good mother in law to get along with. She really treats my sis-in-law like her own. (Of course there are times when we still feel grumpy) But my mum is really a very easy-going person, with not much demands at all. Even till now when we go out for meals, sometimes she still wants to pay for the meal.. Then when she never cook for too long.. She kept saying she is not a good mother. Coz she didn’t cook for us.. Ahahaha.. Then I will go ” I wanna eat XXX XXX XXX, then the next few days those ‘wishes’ will be granted. But these few weeks it will be kinda hard. Coz home undergoing renovation! Arghh… Then Mum have to be home everyday to ‘monitor’ those workers. Smelling the paint, cleaning the mess. So, she is the one that ‘suffers’ the most. Thus, I can’t complain much also.
These few days we found alot of old photos. Even found my parent’s wedding photo, the photo my dad gave my mum when he is wooing her. Haha.. Looking at them in the photos and them in real life… Can only say… TIME FLIES! Then found one photo of great grandma.. I miss her again…
So many happy memories.. I love photos in the past.. Now I love the technology even more. Digital Cameras, Scanners… They enable us to store those memories for an even longer period of time…