There’s a popular saying that when you marry someone you’re marrying their entire family, too.
On the screen, mother-in-laws are often portrayed as crazy or overbearing, sometimes both. The question is, is it just an over-exaggeration or is there some truth to these characters?
After doing a little digging, looking for any and all kinds of mother-in-law stories people were brave enough to share online. It looks like those TV and movie portrayals aren’t too far off. At the end of the day, some people can probably handle some mother-in-laws better than others, but we all get an A+ for trying, right?
1. One person took to Twitter to share their own funny mother-in-law story, proving that sometimes a mother-in-law’s complaints are actually valid. They said, “Mother-in-law complained about the sun being in her eyes. I closed the blinds, turned around and saw this…” No wonder she complained! We’d be surprised if the poor lady has any vision at all after that.
2. One Instagram user from Las Vegas shared an adorable shirt his mother-in-law hooked him up with after he saved a dying baby squirrel. He says his mother-in-law thinks he’s a “squirrel whisperer” now and I guess she wanted everyone else to know, too. She also gave him a squirrel ornament to go on his tree. Now she might be taking it a little too far.
3. Then you have scary stories like this one. One Twitter user shared a picture of the mug their mother-in-law gave them. At first glance, the mug seems to be covered in words of encouragement like stay positive, work hard, pay taxes and even reminding them to wear sunscreen. Sweet, right? Wrong. Keep reading and you have eat less, lose weight and to top it off inside the mug it says “…die anyway.”
4. Sometimes mother-in-laws are the butt of the joke, while other times they actually can make a pretty funny joke themselves. One person tweeted out a funny sign from their mother-in-law that reads, “Grandchildren Are God’s Reward For Not Killing Your Kids” Do you think she was trying to tell her kids something with this one?
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