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03:11 PM on 03/23/2012
It is intended as humor, which some seem to have missed. Kind of funny, but mostly falls flat for me. I do love my MIL, and visit her more often than her son does, taking her grandkids/my kids to visit her. I aim to be a MIL like my own, actually, keeping in contact but not giving opinions unless asked for them! I suppose it helps that we do follow a parenting style much like her own. If nothing else, this article reminded me that I want to ask my own MIL how she did such a fabulous job in the pre-teen/teen years, because my husband had a great teenager-hood and I did not. I'd love to follow her model for it as my kids approach that age.
12:42 PM on 03/23/2012
Calm down people this is satire. I am both a DIL and the mother of two grown sons, one of which gave me a lovely DIL. I have a wonderful relationship with both my MIL and my DIL (who I hear from everyday) yet I can still see the humor in this article. This is not to be taken literally. No wonder some of you don't like your MIL - you have no sense of humor. Lighten up and laugh a little both my DIL and I did when we read the article.
12:37 PM on 03/23/2012
Lighten up people, this is satire. I am both a mother of two grown sons and a DIL. I have a wonderful relationship with both my MIL and my DIL (who calls me every day) but I can still see the humor in this article. It is not meant to be taken literally. No wonder some of you women don't like your MIL - you have no sense of humor.
09:29 AM on 03/23/2012
Did no one read the author's bio --- humor columnist. This is supposed to be funny. Perhaps it hits too close to home to be funny to some people. For example, my grandmother used to call at dinner time every day to be sure my mom was properly feeding my dad! My mom handled it very well, she would just say in a cheery voice, "Who wants to talk to grandma?" and one of us would volunteer.
09:19 AM on 03/23/2012
For mom! Thank you for making me :). hope you are great and miss you.
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Amie Nogrady
you say witch like it's a bad thing
03:24 AM on 03/23/2012
Dear Women of the World, if you want my son, come and get his sad, sad little behind. I will not interfere or make fun of you unless you have a nose whistle and then honestly, I will have to giggle more than a little bit.
12:19 PM on 03/26/2012
LOL... how refreshing.  I love it.  Faved with a big chuckle.
09:18 PM on 03/22/2012
None of you who are so vehemently opposed to my earlier comment were present at the time. If I could have demonstrated his actions, it may have helped. I agree with affection between children and their parents. I can say nothing more to change how you see the situation I described.
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ninjasrolled
Orbiting a small unregarded yellow sun
06:37 PM on 03/22/2012
Totally gross.

It's funny, what I am learning today on HP is that 1. I have way more sex (and like it) than normal people (or maybe it's just HP people) and 2. My MIL-to-be is the most wonderful, amazing woman who wouldn't dream of interfering in her son's life, and therefore gets to be a big part of it. Apparently, that's abnormal too. Whew - am I glad to be outside of the norm here!!
Kalifornicated
rhetorical questions: who needs them?
11:43 PM on 03/23/2012
Does your fiancee know about all that sex your having? Just sayin'.....
06:07 PM on 03/22/2012
"If he's 40 and wants me to lie with him and scratch his arm, I'll be all "Move over, Megan," or whatever his unappreciative, son-stealing wife's name is."

This article was pretty creepy.
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Amie Nogrady
you say witch like it's a bad thing
03:22 AM on 03/23/2012
Thank goodness, I thought I was the only one totally creeped out!
12:21 PM on 03/26/2012
Come on... As a MIL, I think it's hilarious.  I still try to position myself near my son so I can touch him without him going all "Mooooommmm" on me.  Don't take everything so literally.  :-)
04:46 PM on 03/22/2012
Wow, how many people commenting need to get over themselves and see it for the tongue-in-cheek article it is. Wise up people!
01:39 PM on 03/22/2012
Any women who agree with this are freaks. I have a son and I think this is weird to think like this. I want him to find a wife who will be healthy and love him and he love her just the same. I want him to become a man and have a family. I don't need him to love me like that, that is what I have a husband, or a life for. Plus, this is something my MIL would love which is why her son doesn't see her very much. So, ladies, get a grip, this is not the way to act if you want to see your son when he is married because it is the women who is "givin him some" that he'll be listening to, as how it should be.
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04:35 PM on 03/22/2012
A sad attempt at comedy, or a decent effort at irony. In either case I suspect we are not to take it seriously.
Kalifornicated
rhetorical questions: who needs them?
11:44 PM on 03/23/2012
You are smarter than your picture.
12:22 PM on 03/26/2012
Lighten up Francis.  Just curious... how old is your son?
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Mary Renee Reuter
11:58 PM on 03/21/2012
I wonder if the author of this also kisses her mother-in-law's butt every time they see her and apologizes for being a son-stealer. I guess she wouldn't have her son, if she hadn't son-stealed in the first place, haha.
11:28 PM on 03/21/2012
OMG...this is hilarious. My husband would never sign such a document, and anyone that knows me know I married my husband NOT his MOTHER!! And on loan to have grandkids? Um OUR children will never hold such title and we don't mind;) And that laundry list of stuff the daughter in-law "should say" um, yeah, none of those apply!!!! I love this...Aw a SON gets to choose his wife, but cannot choose his mother:) I'm blessed!!
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OtayPanky
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08:18 PM on 03/21/2012
If you really want to create an indestructible bond with your sons, just nurse them until they go off to college.

Works like a charm!
Kalifornicated
rhetorical questions: who needs them?
11:45 PM on 03/23/2012
Yum.
05:30 PM on 03/21/2012
...very interesting to me how many 0 fanned people are commenting in favor of this article...hmm.....
06:07 PM on 03/21/2012
It's making the "social media" rounds attracting people who aren't regular HuffPo readers. I've already seen 2-3 of my Facebook friends share this one that I wouldn't peg as regulars here. These are the types of articles people LOVE to "share."--which I'm ok with and I'm sure HuffPo (errr.......AOL) is ok with.
10:56 PM on 03/21/2012
Ah, I see. Sometimes it can smell of family and friends frantically posting to support the columnist with an unpopular (or useless) article. ;)