You surely remember the advice your mother gave you, don’t you? Say what you will, but don’t write anything bad, for heaven’s sake! Good advice, but a little too late for one British future mother-in-law who has been dubbed “Momzilla” on Twitter, and that’s being very kind and generous.
Mothers-in-law have often been slapped with a bad rap, but this story is way over the top. It seems an engagement “get to know the family” visit in Devon, England went bad,
very bad, which prompted the future mom-in-law to write a “Let’s get a few
things straight” e-mail to her stepson’s almost bride. Note the descriptive
“stepson,” the poor kid wasn’t even hers!
Proper manners were the points in question, although we have to wonder about the stepmom’s good manners since she clearly was a little rude. The e-mail picked apart everything the poor young lass did and even called her uncouth, common and certainly not worthy of the family’s eligible young man. But we must surmise, once the lass figured out she couldn’t win Momzilla’s affection, she may have fired a shot or two to reignite the War
of the Roses.
The evil e-mail somehow raced around the globe five zillion times, prompting all manner of feedback. Soon the father-of-the-bride weighed in and called the future monster-in-law a “snotty Miss Fancy Pants.”
What in the world do you supposed the wedding will be like?
In-laws should have bounds, shouldn’t they? How much influence should in-laws, specifically mothers-in-law, have? Many moms feel left out and empty when their young fly the coop and marry, thus they try to make a place for themselves in the newest nest. Many young couples welcome the attention, but where does it end?