My youngest gave his friend his Valentines Card he made in playschool; all the other parents received the ones their children made, except my son’s lucky recipient who also happened to pick him.
At the ripe old age of 2, already mummy is falling out of favour. I am under the impression relationships between mothers and daughters-in-law can often be fraught, so given I have two boys I best get skilled in being neutral and diplomatic.
I just did not expect to be outdone by a 3-year-old… sobs into my tissue dramatically. My little boy is growing up and is a toy boy already!
Tips to survive the future:
Supposedly I should avoid bad mouthing her mother, as it happens the mum of the 3 year old is quite lovely and am not averse to spending time in her company so least I pass hurdle number 1.
I should respect the 3 year olds friendship with my son and not run her down in front of him. Given she has no obvious vices (I have not caught her smoking round the back of playschool) I again pass hurdle number 2.
Finally I should learn to share my boys and accept the friendships and relationships of the future, I will need a big heart and embrace what is thrown at us. I hope I can be a tolerable mother-in-law when the time comes for it! If not I plan to send amazing care packages wherever they live filled with cake and all manner of treats to swing it; I am not adverse to bribery!