Wednesday, October 21, 2009

One Thing You Should Never Do in Life...

Living with your in-laws while your husband is deployed

I don't care how good of a relationship you think you have with your in-laws. Moving in with them is just a huge no-no. It's my mistake #586,039,057!

I left my hometown in California and came to Florida with my newborn baby. My husband isn't here to protect me. My in-laws view me as a financial burden. I try to stay out of their way as much as possible. And they question my mothering skills just because my opinions are different from theres. They let their untrained dogs near my son. I've told them I don't like that. They say to me "get over it. you live here. you will have to get used to the dogs." Dealing with a deployed husband, new motherhood and a new town is way too much for me!

Now, I'm on the verge of packing up all my stuff in my car and driving to California. Eff this place!

I've spoken to my husband about my plans to leave. He doesn't like it but at least he understands that my father-in-law is very hard to get along with!! (Gah, I'd really like to know how my father-in-law's twisted brain came about!)

Anyways, I'm looking forward to spending a long weekend in Orlando with my son. Just the two of us...Heck, I may never come back to this house!


  1. I hear you girl! Sadly, i am stuck living here with the inlaws til next summer. I am glad you are leaving, the longer you stay, the uglier it will get. With you being a young mommy, experienced or not - no one should tell you how to raise your own child. I don't know what it is with the inlaws nowadays but i agree, NEVER move in with them.

  2. New Follower here :)

    Living with in laws isn't always the most pleasant things at times for some. Some situations are worse than others. We moved out prior to having our last two children. I can't imagine what it's like fresh out of pregnancy, having to move and then dealing with inlaws who see things differently. It's a tough transition but I hope things will get better from here on :) Take care hun!

  3. Aww, I know I couldn't live with my in laws!!! I don't think anyone can :s

  4. Much props to you for dealing with it though. I was living with my inlaws for a lil bit but I missed california so we came back. Luckily they are nice & don't bug. Good luck with your move back! Btw my husband is a fellow Marine just like yours =)

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