I'm kind of lucky in this department. My in-laws live 1,000 miles away and I rarely see them. They don't travel here and we have two little kids so we haven't gone to see them.
On one hand I would like to see them more but on the other hand I feel like they would always have something to say about my parenting or my kids. I don't like people butting in to my family and how we raise our children. We're very well set in our ways because we have kids with special needs and know them the best.
I love my MIL but her new husband drives both my DH & I crazy. He has no filter and says hurtful things sometimes when my MIL isn't in earshot.
We often wonder if she regrets marrying him. They married about 10 months after his dad died suddenly. They were married within 3 months after they started dating.
I absolutely love my mother and father in law! ...only problem is my sil (my Hubby's sister).
Long story short my mil had mental health issues when hubby was like 6. She was like 16 at the time so I'm sure she mothered my hubby because their mother was so bad.
She constantly calls him, more than his mom and dad do. Seems like she has to know our business. She could never have kids of her own so she sort of kind of acts like ours are hers. She takes pictures with my kids with her husband. Lol... She takes group pictures of her cousins and their spouses and automatically asks me to take the picture. As if she is planning for my husband and I to divorce. She never came around her family much until I came into the picture and then had the guts to tell my husband he should get a prenup. She was going to throw a baby shower for me for dd#1 but got pissed because I told her I couldn't do it the two weeks she had picked (dh farms and it was most likely going to fall on the day I needed to help with crops. We actually were cutting beans that day.). ...I could go on haha... I nicknamed her smother haha get it sister in law/ mother= smother bahaha