Your son is in love and marrying the girl of his dreams so... what do you do if she is the girl of your nightmares? We'd love to tell you that all sons marry women their mothers love as much as they do but honestly, that just wouldn't be true.
You've just hung up the phone and you can't believe it: your son has just told you he is getting married. Hopefully, you're thrilled (some mothers are, some not-so much) but now you are faced with an interesting question: as the Mother-of-the-Groom what are you supposed to do next?
I'm not suggesting that all mothers- and daughters-in-law have terrible relationships... But the relationship between a mother-in-law and daughter-in-law is like no other that we experience, especially when grandchildren are involved.
There is no question that when your adult children tell you they are going to get married it is SUPPOSED to be a time of celebrations, toasts, and exciting plans for the upcoming wedding. But what do you do if you think your kids are making a mistake and you don't like who they've chosen to marry?
There was one mama who showed up two hours late for everything and jabbed me on the head with her fingernail to get my attention. And then there was the drunk one who tried to make up with her estranged husband during the reception, much to her daughter AND her ex-husband's horror.
When it comes to awful fictional mothers-in-law, Jackie Florrick of The Good Wife secured her place among the greats in last week's episode. Let's take a look back at some of her fellow Hall-of-Famers, TV's most horrifying mothers-in-law.
Mine was the kind of wedding that little girls dream about. Exquisite floral arrangements and tapered candles lined elegant tables in the ballroom of a luxury hotel. It was somebody's dream wedding. But not mine.