Saturday, January 24, 2009

best mother-in-law EVER

i just came home from an eight day business trip that was crazy busy and I haven't read a blog or even really been on-line in forever. I always have a hard time starting back up after a break like that. Man, I hate when my real life screws up my on-line life.

I'm glad to be home and back with the kids. Although I'm a little curious as to what exactly happened in this house while I was gone. What is with the laundry? Have you ever heard this "I just washed what we needed for the next day every night." hmmm.

Although I did come home to a completely scrubbed and gleaming bathtub. I had left it pretty nasty. Honestly it was kind of mildewy and pretty gross. I said to my husband, "oh, you scrubbed the bathtub" and he said, "no, mom did it."

oh good. great! my mother-in-law got on her hands and knees (a knee that is being replaced in two weeks) and scrubbed the hell out of my bathtub.

embarrassed much?

if i hadn't seen the state of her bathroom fifteen years ago when she was working full-time i would have been totally embarrassed... when i called her and thanked her she bent over backwards to make sure i didn't feel bad. seriously, she is the best mother-in-law EVER.

so today i am recaulking the bathtub and vowing to keep it sparkling clean forever...

i've missed reading all your blogs and hearing from you. can't wait to get caught up....

18 comments:

The Finely Tuned Woman said...

Your mother in law is a peach. Your family should try harder while you're gone. Maybe you should have your mother in law give them daily instructions. Welcome back to the on line life. I hope you don't try to catch up on everything. It will wear you out.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

She's a keeper for sure.

Jennifer H said...

She's awesome.

Washing what we need for the next day? Yeah, I'm sure that's how you're supposed to do it. Yeah.

furiousBall said...

boy that's nice! what a cool lady

Eudea-Mamia said...

That's so nice. Totally something my mother-in-law would do.

My Mother would do it too, but then complain to me about her knee for the next week or two. So not worth a clean tub.

Glad you're home safe and sound!

flutter said...

she sounds just like my mama. great ladies to have around

Happy Campers said...

That reminds me of Raymond's mom from Everybody Loves Raymond! :) Although, it sounds like she did it with a happy heart & not a spiteful heart!

AnastasiaSpeaks said...

Welcome back darling! :)

And, I totally know what you mean about great mother-in-laws...you sound like you have a really good one!

Stacie said...

Can I marry your husband too?...Call me.

the mama bird diaries said...

wow. what a rocking MIL.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

How lucky to have a MIL like that! I bet it boosted your spirit to be cared for like that.

carmen said...

What a lady! How nice to come home to a clean tub and empty hampers. You are fortunate indeed.

Me? Wouldn't know anything about that. Haven't laid eyes on my MIL in 15 years.

mydogumentary said...

Sounds like your mother in law is awesome! Glad to hear you got back safely!

Tricia said...

Welcome home. Your mother-in-law sounds wonderful, what a gift.

texasholly said...

I love her!

Christy M. said...

You're lucky to have such a great mother-in-law! Did she happen to clean the rest of your house, too? That would have been extra nice to come home to.

Mrs. G. said...

I love your MIL. Make the woman some cookies!

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