April 19, 2006

Of Future In-Laws and Norman Bates

Hublet and I were discussing the vagaries of in-laws the other day when he suddenly burst forth with this little nugget:

"You're going to hate your daughter-in-law."

Naturally, I was offended. Why should I hate my daughter-in-law?

Seriously. I've even rehearsed my "welcome to the family" speech for my future darling girl. Wanna hear it?

"Oh, (fill in blank), I'm so happy you're marrying The Boy. I'm sure you'll be very happy together. And just so you know, if you ever hurt him, I'll cut off all your limbs and keep you in a box in the basement. Welcome to the family!"

See? No worries.

Posted by Big Arm Woman at April 19, 2006 12:43 PM

My mother said to my bride on our wedding day:
"Susie, we are so glad to have you in our family, and if things don't work out between the two of you, I just want to remind you that the dog pound is open 24 hours a day."

Posted by: Tom at April 19, 2006 02:36 PM

My mother welcomed her future daughter in law to the family with this statement: "If it doesn't work out with him, the rest of us will still like you. We're so very grateful that you're willing to take a chance on him." Then she turned to me and said "if you two ever get in a big argument, I agree with her". It will be interesting to see if the teen age years bring you around to my Mom's point of view.

Posted by: Annoying Old Guy at April 19, 2006 11:16 PM

Nah. You'll tell her every embarrassing thing he ever did in his entire life, symbolically turning over the watch; that's how brides become wives, and it's a conspiracy, I tell ya!

Posted by: PersonFromPorlock at April 20, 2006 04:00 PM