How being terrified of my mother-in-law turned into a Christmas movie tradition
Before I met my mother-in-law, I’d heard horror stories about her.
I heard about how she disliked my husband’s last girlfriend so much that she called her Cincinnati* (the city she was from) and refused to call her Catherine.* I’d heard she judged old girlfriends on the way they dressed, their small talk, their accents (and I have a Southern one!). I’d heard that she warned her son about “how awful it would be if he married her” the last time he brought a girl home. I also heard she was beautiful, smart, and a powerhouse at work. Read More