Monday, June 18, 2007

Stories about my MIL

I was chatting to my MIL yesterday about stuff. I normally speak to her about once a month... not the typical dutiful DIL but I think that once a month is fine! Anyway, yesterday, I was telling her about being offered a job as a marketing manager for MNC ............ (it was only verbal hence I do not want to state here until it is confirmed). She was of course saying "Oh! How wonderful.. all the hard work paid off". And suddenly she started talking about her ex-DIL (aka Marido's ex-wife). She was raving that ex-DIL was doing so well in her job... managing to pick up the pieces after all that has happened... how the people in her company all liked her... and you know, stuff like that. After a while, I felt strange... was would my MIL talk about someone I clearly would prefer not to know about, in such glowing words. Hello!! I was talking about me in the first place. Why bring her up? I got this feeling that ex-DIL was more of a DIL to her than I am. Sigh!

Sometimes I wonder if MIL secretly wants Marido to go back to her! After all, I don't have a kid and 'things' aren't complicated yet? I just don't like to be compared to her! I feel a tinge of something green crawling over my heart.... I wonder if I am not 'big-hearted' enough for this.

It is during moments like this that I prefer not to talk too often with MIL. Just in case, my temper get the better of me.


Phoenix Heart said...

I'm sure she didnt mean it that way.

Have faith, that you are just as good a DIL if not better...just in a different way.

Mia said...

Thanks.. I have been thinking.. she must be very proud of how the ex-wife moved on in her life post divorce. And Marido thinks that becos she was the 'weak' one.. u tend to love the 'weak' ones more.. or rather be more protective about them... dad happily told me that he is never worried about me. Kaka!