Now what, MIL outburst at family event.
We had christening for our child recently. We had to travel to get there. My family was in attendance with only parents, and my siblings. Then a family friend. My in-laws flew out for it along with us.
During the dinner afterwards my MIL said they would be taking myself and my husband (their son) to dinner that week. That week we were going to be vacationing with my family. My in-laws were going to be an hour away but planned to drive up to take us to dinner.
Back history. My in-laws live in the same town and never have taken us to dinner since daughter was born. Have not offered to do so. We rarely see them. They live ten minutes away.
I had told my husband that since we rarely see my family, given they live 2300 miles away, that I wanted to spend as much time as possible with them. It was the first time my siblings were meeting our daughter in fact.
MIL chewed my husband out after dinner on the front steps of the restaurant. It was his birthday that week. So granted I understood they may want to see him. But, in the past they have actually been in town and didn't even see him for his birthday. To me it was more of a power struggle. MIL had not (nor had FIL) even mentioned wanting to go to dinner. I would have thought they would have brought it up in the weeks before we all flew out.
MIL threw a fit. FIL walked away leaving my husband to deal with his mother again. This is not something new.
She ended up saying some nasty things. Then upon leaving was rude to my parents. It was really uncomfortable for them. My parents were upset for my husband.
Since returning home MIL and FIL have acted like nothing happened. Do I need to do the same? I don't like their bad behavior. I would like to put some space between us for a few months. I get tired of this drama. It's too much. The day was about our daughter. MIL once again made it about her. I knew she was going to act up. Once she saw us with my family and how we interact.
She has done so many hurtful and back stabbing things that her own family does not get along. She has helped create it. so I knew she would not be happy when she saw all of us laughing and just being happy to be around one another.
What would you do? My husband wants to talk to them again. But, this will make the 100th time that he will attempt to make them see that acting like this doesn't do anything to help the situation.