In a town somewhere in Texas there is a old grumpy lazy stinky Mother in law. She has made a girl name Winona's life pure hell for years. Worst of all, she has her son wrapped around her dirty little finger and disguises all her nonsense and games pretty well.
She is known around my house as "smelly cat". She doesn't wash or clean her house. She lives in filthy conditions (her house is full of cockroaches and flies) and we have to move her to a different apartment every year. Her son can't understand why I don't want her germ infested hands touching my kids. I dread it when she wants to come around. She refuses to work and makes us pay for her living expenses, food and anything else the creature needs. She likes to create drama and chaos between her son and me because she knows she will always win. She also likes to always play the victim (I despise people like this) so everyone says "poor" her. She loves to fake asthma attacks and several trips to the ER at tax payers expense for attention. She is always lying and seems to get away with it everytime.This woman has never worked for a living and has always expected her son to take care of her in every sense of the word after her husband left her. She had three other kids and refused to take care of anything. She made her son who was young at the time take every responsibility that should have been hers. Everything he wanted to do in life had to be postponed because her needs had to come first. She is still young and can work just fine. She would get a job and on the first day fake some sickness and then the next day be running all over town spending money. Now she refuses to get any kind of work. She thinks she is entitled to this you see and over time this mentality has not changed.
Then I come around and now he has a family of his own. Things should have changed but she still expects the same. Winona wants to put a stop to this. She simply says enough is enough. You will no longer take from my children. So this causes a lot of fights and stress. I hate stress. I would love to just be happy and calm in my life. I try to avoid others who enjoy causing it day in and day out. But it's hard because so much of what this "smelly cat" does affects my life in so many ways. She knows what she is doing. She understands completely and she is no "victim".
I hate this woman. And I feel that even stronger when she continues to pull crap and her son still can't see it. Anyone with common sense could. It's right there bold and in their face, but he refuses to wake up. And then of course I look like the bad one in the end.
This is what I am dealing with and it's not fun. I just want her to go away and leave us alone. But I know that can't happen. Most days I want to pull her by the hair and shake her. Ask her why she has to be like this. I dream constantly of a world without Mother in laws. I envy the women out there that have the "good" ones. But I also know I'm not alone in this and there are others like me. I just wish it was something I didn't have to deal with. Life is hard enough you know? It shouldn't have to be this way. I try to laugh sometimes and make the best out of it. I try to tell myself it's going to be ok but there are days where that is impossible to feel and believe. Most times I just want to scream. I also know I'm letting this monster come in between my family and that makes me angry. I really wish things were different. I hope someday that wish can come true.That is all I have is hope.