If you ever read my 14 Rules for Dating my Teenage Son, you know I have serious monster-in-law potential. I love my sons with wicked fierce love and I’m desperately hoping by the time they marry, I will have found a way to wrangle up all that motherly mothering I do so well.
That said, I have reason to believe my future daughter-in-law will love me, if for no reason than these 14 Things My Sons Need to Learn Before Moving Out. Pssh, I know I’d kiss the sacred ground my mother-in-law walked on for ‘em.
The truth is mother-in-laws get a bad rap. A mother spends her best years raising an amazing young man who will one day leave the nest to devote his entire universe to a woman she’s only just met. If we moms of boys step outside our role as daughter-in-law for a moment to consider the dynamic for what it really is, it pretty much blows.
As someone who will one day too soon find herself thrust into mother-in-lawdom, I felt it only necessary to record the qualities I somehow hope to possess.
(Kids, you have my permission to print this out and staple it to my head in about 15 years, but not a moment before.)
What else makes a great mother-in-law?
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