Where were we?
Oh yeah…happiness…and all it entails…
But as we are now mid December, with but a few weeks left in the DECADE, I’m going to play around little with what remains of 2019, and I’ll push back happiness to 2020, when everyone is forgetting about their resolutions…
This week I’m going to sprout about some things that have bothered me lately, and then I will segue into very light and easy posts as we all celebrate in the festivities of the season.
So today I will tell you about yesterday-
Husband and I went to see his Father. I’ll just relay part of the conversation:
Father in Law: Asks about daughter in college
Me: She’s in the home stretch. She has a paper due tomorrow that she wants to run something past me
Father in law: Yeah- when she gets her diploma it will have both your names on it
Me: That’s very disparaging towards your granddaughter (and honestly I was quite calm when I said this)
FIL: What? You’re so sensitive…it was a joke…can’t you take a joke- huff huff huff
Me: Your implication is that I’m doing the work for her
FIL: Well, I remember my wife working of my daughters works and…
I cut him off…
Me: I’m not your wife and she is not your daughter and she works incredibly hard and to say anything other is not nice.
Of course, husband was shooting me death looks and mouthing “Stop it.”
So, let’s dissect:
- Was his comment funny?
- Was I over sensitive?
- Was I right to say something, or should I have left it alone?
- Should my husband have admonished me for speaking my mind?
This is not the first time my FIL has made a statement like this. My daughter won some award last year and when she told him about it (I think my Husband had texted a picture of her accepting the award) he stated “Oh- I see your Father bought you another award.”
How would you have handled the situation? (muzzling my FIL is an option)