How Do You Navigate Your Significant Other’s In-Laws
Sister-in-laws to be exact? M’s brothers are married to sisters… Yes ladies and gents, his brothers are married to sisters which means that they have the same in-laws. Many times I joke and ask M if there is another sister for him. Thankfully not because I love me some M. But… his SILs are a trip. Don’t get me wrong, I love M’s family but sometimes I don’t know what to do. For example:
- One Friday we went over to his brother and SIL’s house. Their daughters are
in love obsessed with the movie Frozen. After hearing “Let It Go” x amount of times I thought I was going to go insane. I vowed never to watch the movie. But fortunately for me, I arrived just in time for Frozen Fridays. M told me that at the B household, on Fridays the girls watch Frozen. Fridays in their household is know as Frozen Friday. Since I love spending time with M’s nieces and nephew, I knew that I was going to watch Frozen at least once in this lifetime. joy. M’s SIL asked me if I’ve ever seen the move. I simply said no but I have heard the song Let It Go several times and wasn’t really in love with it. I mean I am a 21 year old college student after all… She jumped to the conclusion that I didn’t like Disney movies… But I watched Frozen anyways. After the movie his SIL asked me what I thought of the movie. To me it seems like some Disney movies have a reoccurring theme, maybe I am wrong. I told her my opinion that maybe if I had children or had a sister that I would identify more with Frozen but that it is a beautifully animated film. She got all upset with me… WOMAN it is my opinion you don’t have to agree with it but don’t start an argument with me. After all, I am a future lawyer in training over here… Last time I checked this is America and we are free to think and say whatever we want ( within reason). M’s SIL has a sister and has two daughters herself… so of course she identifies with Frozen’s sentimental value. It just does not do it for me. Sorry I’m not sorry. Luckily, M’s brother came to my ‘defense’ and told her that I am entitled to my opinion. Thanks K!
I guess I can say our differences lie in the way we were raised. I was raised with Southern values and to respect people or at least agree to disagree… There are things that I agree with and disagree with that M’s SILs do. That doesn’t mean that I dislike them but sometimes I find myself biting my tongue so that I don’t say something. Or I will sit, smile, nod, or blank stare and flutter my eyelashes. Lord help me this weekend when I go upstate for A’s birthday! Please let everyone be on their best behavior. Amen.
How do y’all navigate through sibling in-laws? Any advice?