Help with my Mother-in-law
Let me preface this by saying I have a 2 year old son. Since before he was born, my MIL has always said, “You look tired,” “You must be tired,” or “Are you tired.” Whenever she sees me she makes this type of comment. My husband has talked to her about it, and she has still continued to make those statements. Over the weekend, we drove two hours into the mountains to see my in-laws. My son didn’t nap all day or in the car. When we arrived, she said, “Oh yeah, you look....” I’m not sure if she stopped herself because of the look of horror on my face, and that I knew where she was going with that comment. I’m struggling if I should say something to her or if she’s actually starting to learn not to say it. Because, we all know, when someone tells you that you look tired, you basically look like crap. Aren’t people supposed to tell you that you look great? Especially to your daughter-in-law? Even to a new Mom? Even to a Mom of a busy 2 year old boy? It’s like a strike to my ego that I possibly look awful all of the time when I truly make an effort to look, well, “not tired.” Thoughts?