Why My In-Laws are like Bananas
**let me give you a little history on this one.  I have been with my Mr since 2006.  I met his bio-dad for the First. Time. Ever.  When we picked them up on Saturday.  Five days ago.  With him was his wife of a handful-of-months. He was married to her briefly back in 94. I have never met her either.

When I first brought them in they were at the green stage.
Not quite good enough to eat.
They were quiet, feeling out their surroundings.
Trying to chameleon into the setting.

Within a few minutes, hours, and/or days they hit the yellow stage.
Fitting in nicely.
Tra la la la la.
Manners are used.
Helping is done. What? Shall I voluntarily clean the dishes after my breakfast meal?
Let me sit on the couch and be sociable with my new found daughter in law and son!
Hugs! Big Air Kisses! Muaaah!
Cutesie terms were used frequently (from THEM, NOT By US) like "Daddy Brad" and "Ma"

It's been five days and the brownish discolored stage is settling in.
Yesterday they locked themselves in their room from 8am to 8pm.
Came out long enough to eat the meals Mr made for us and rush straight back into their room behind closed doors.
They're getting a little antsy

And they just came back from househunting and are hoping to be moved to town here on the 1st.

The smelly rotten stage just settled in....

(Mr says for me not to worry, though.  It's one thing to Dream about moving from S. Cali to N. Oregon.  It's another thing to actually come up with the $$ and do it.
Please be right, Mr. Please)
1/20/2012 18:50:36

uh i have a great relationship with both my parents and my in laws but i don't want either on staying at my house for FIVE DAYS!!

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Bex
1/21/2012 01:06:43

I have a great relationship with my parents. Heck I get a long great with his adopted parents (the ones who raised him). These ones are just so nuts-o at times that they are driving me batty!! I think you hit the nail on the head... it's because of how loooong they've been here. It went from a visit to overkill.... Lol

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twin
1/21/2012 07:17:22

i live the banana comparison - my MIL's residency with us is te only exception. I'm sure our parentals coming over the pond will push me over the edge because due to jet lag you can't just stay for 5 days! (well they won't.)
but let's just say there is a reason we have a pattern to MIL going days with her chillin in her suite room playing WOW and other days watching TV and every 8-12 months getting a 2-4 wk break. in this case we went 18 months and we get an 8 week break. but separation is healthy! (ps I didn't tell u that A thinks about her mom as we do ours. $ bets at 8 weeks she buckle her on that plane herself :)

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twin
1/21/2012 07:18:32

love. love. love the fruit - not live and damn the iPhone autocorrect typos!

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bex
1/21/2012 21:52:04

You always tell me to look at the bright side. Bananas seemed like a fun way to look at it.....

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2/29/2012 07:03:29

How awesome is your description! Love it!

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