Some tidbits from my mother-in-law:
MIL, looking at pictures: "I don't know how you have such cute kids...then again, MY SON was cute when HE was a baby!"
When visiting our house, she told me that “I raised my kids and now I expect to be waited on!” Why would she expect to be waited on by ME? She didn’t raise me.
To me, objecting to my husband (for once) changing a diaper: “Are you going to make him do that?!”
She insisted on coming to visit on Mother’s Day. (I had a brand-new baby and it was also the day my mom died). She wanted everything her way, with no regard for me at all. When my husband asked me what I wanted to do for Mother's Day, she said “I won’t be very HAPPY if you don’t take me to MY CHURCH!”
I had an infant and a 3-year-old. I was nursing and trying to host her while I was sick with an ear infection and a sinus infection. She demanded that I serve her breakfast, even though I had nothing to eat or drink and needed nutrition in order to feed my baby. She pushed her coffee cup across the table at me and said, “I’ll take another cup of coffee!”
She insisted on going to a steakhouse for dinner, even though I had mentioned that there was nothing on their menu that my toddler could eat. I quickly began to grab a few thing to take for my child to eat, so she said, “Not everything has to be PERFECT!"
We live in a large urban area, while she lives in a small town. She said, "WE have a Starbuck's now; do YOU have a Starbuck's?" Um, yeah, about 1000 of them...