September 18, 2019, 01:41:39 pm


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Messages - MaryN

Thank you for the much needed advice.
My daughter and son in law have a 17 month daughter and a new baby boy. Yes, I'm blessed because both grand children are healthy. My problem is my daughters mother in law has the privilege of taking my grand daughter on outings, shopping and sleep overs. I on the other hand not allowed those same privileges I'm allowed to babysit, clean and cook in my daughters home.
My daughter tells me the reason for this is because her mother in law has more expertise since she has three other older grand children.I have proven myself more than capable, able to do same functions as the mother in law. My daughter will always come up with different excuses.
This has been the hardest thing I've ever dealt with. My husband tells me to get over it and maybe some day I'll have the same privileges. So I have no support from my husband. On one last note my daughters mother in law is an ex addict. I'm far from perfect but have never had any addiction problems I'm of sound mind and a happy person. Mother in law is eight years younger and I have been told I'm old. I guess 60 is the new 80. I really could use some advise from anyone who has been through the same thing.