PC Pookie would sleep in her suitcase leaving plenty of hairballs in it.

Your mother in law askes you if she could come and stay for a few days. If you like her there is no problem, you just receive her with joy and you spend a few nice days together. But what when you don't like her and you are getting already sick only by the thought of her arrival ? Then read these 13 tips.

1. You try to convince her not to come by telling her the electricity is broken, water stands in the bathroom, the toilet is leaking, a wall broke down etc. If she is a do it yourself woman, that doesn't work. If she likes her comfort, then it probably would.

2. You invoke the bad weather, snow, rain, storm, tornados ! Everthing is good

3. You tell her that you are sick, you have a big cold and it would be better for her if she would come another time. This is only valid for mother in laws who are afraid of microbes. If they have hidden talents as nurses, then you have to find something else.

4. If she likes your company, just tell her that she is heartly welcome, but you have a few appointments and unfortunately no time to walk her around.

5. If she is very independant and likes to go and visit things alone, you just say that you have to stay home because of a sprained ankle and you cannot drive her around.

6. Never ever mention that your partner is not feeling well ! This would be a catastrophe, because then she would run, drive or fly over immediately without even asking.

7. You tried all human resources, nothing to do ! She arrives.

8.. You leave the door open and lay on your sofa reading a book. You great her with : "Ah you are already here ?" pointing out "ah"

9. You ask her to put her stuff in the guestroom, which of course you had left as it was before, with laundry to be folded, empty cartons and dirty shoes.

10. You sigh and excuse yourself for the mess and disceetely mention, she could fold the laundry and clean the shoes.

11. In the morning you slurp uncombed in the kitchen, and tell her with a lot of regrets and excuses that there is no coffee anymore, you forgot the bread and you have to go out to get some.

12. You go to your friend have coffee with her and come back for lunch. You suggest that she invites you, because you forgot your wallet with all your cards and couldn't buy any food.

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us 13. On TV you choose a documentary about spiders, beatles, flees, ants or other ugly disgusting insects, if she hates it, if she loves it choose a horror film with a lot of shooting, killing and blood floating over the screen. Be sure to know her taste. Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

to be continued .../... any suggestions ???

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us


Christine said...

Vielen Dank für deinen Besuch. Jetzt habe ich mir erst mal deine Bilder angesehen und ich muss sagen, sie gefallen mir. Du scheinst auch eine große Katzenliebhaberin zu sein ;) Wenn ich mir die Katzenbilder anschaue, geht mir richtig das Herz auf. Von deinen Beiträgen kann ich leider nicht viel lesen. Ich müsste erst alles durch den Übersetzer jagen, aber da kommt immer nur "kauderwelsch" bei raus und ergibt keinen Sinn *g* Ich wünsche dir für dein Leben ganz viel Freude. Ein Herz, was immer in Freude lebt, bleibt gesund!

Anonymous said...

Great advice! ;) Too funny - LOL! :D Thanks for sharing these "tips". ;)

The picture of Pookie in the suitcase is great. :) Cats do love getting inside things to rest.

Thanks for stopping by and have a good day. :)

Anonymous said...

I feel sorry for your mother in law! :D

Great TT!

The Mistress of the Dark said...

Oh oh. makes me glad I'm not married right now!

Happy TT!

Anonymous said...


Happy TT!
Greetings from Germany,

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

wow!! Well you will be okay. I used to get so upset when mine would come. I would make sure the WHOLE house was so clean!! Then finally I just stopped and things would work out okay. My hubby's mother has been gone now for many years. Take care it will all work out fine. Let us all know...Sandy

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

Sorry, I see now...if I had read better..it was early. I was sitting here wondering how you still had a mother in law..course my hubby still has his. my mother and dad are both still alive and doing great...thanks for writing back..Sandy

happy and blue 2 said...

LOL..You could also take in a pile of pets from the local humane society and insist they have to sleep in her room..

Miranda said...

LMAO - I could of used some of those hints when I had a mother in law.

alisonwonderland said...

Creative, funny list!

Thanks for visiting my TT. Happy Thursday!

Shoshana said...

LOL! I love the list....however, I love my MIL and loves her visit. She never say anything I don't like, and my kids love her!

mar said...

Funny list!!! I must say my MIL always pays when we go out for coffee or a meal and she is very generous in getting me things but she lets ME choose!!
Happy TT !

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

One of the advantages of not being married is No Mother In Law problems....but on the other hand...If you have a WONDERFUL Mother In Law, then that certainly is a different story! (lol)

tiggerprr said...

Such a cute list! :) hahaha

kmm said...

I'll use all of these but on my mother. It's a great list

Maribeth said...

My MIL was a doozey before she passed away. Her words to me on my wedding day was that I'd never be a real member of the family because I couldn't give Hubby a biological child. My retort was, Thank God!

~**Dawn**~ said...

some days i am especially grateful not to have any in-laws. ;-)

thanks for stopping by my TT! =)

Norma said...

Neither of our parents visited often, and when they did, it was a really big event.

My TT is up. http://collectingmythoughts.blogspot.com/2006/11/thursday-thirteen-13-things-about-my.html

That Cleaning Lady said...

Wow! I'm impressed! I get along OK with Chris's parents, mine are both gone now. The one thing I don't like about them is their smoking, and they don't like to have to go outside. I wish they'd sit in their car and smoke because that way it won't blow in my house!!