Did you ever wonder why-
When a son listens to his wife he is hen pecked but a son in law doing the same is called considerate?
When your mother refuses to baby sit your child she’s getting on in age but if it is your mother in law she is just being mean?
When your daughter goes out leaving you to deal with your headache she needs to relax but when your daughter in law goes out after finishing all her work she’s labeled irresponsible?
Your hyperactive kid is a creative genius while your neighbor’s child is a spoilt brat?
When you over dress for a party, you’re doing it against your will but another friend who does it is showing off?
Your husband worked hard to get his promotion but everyone else got it by pleasing the boss?
Your son is innocent and does not know the ways of the world if he walks into your home empty handed but your daughter in law doing so is miserly/ stingy and what not?
The jar broken by your daughter is made of clay but that which your daughter in law breaks is too precious to replace?
While you offer to help out at your mother’s place before your brother got married you expect to be waited upon by your sister in law from the minute she steps into your maternal home?
Your sister always has better features than your sister in law?
A man may crack jokes and have fun with his wife’s siblings but he dare not show genuine concern over his own family’s welfare?
A son may never appreciate his mother in law’s cooking?
The food cooked by one’s mother in law/ daughter in law is always too spicy or too bland?
I end here. Others are welcome to continue from where I left.
Actually I am reading an amazing book and needed to relax. I thought of noting down parts of the book to post in my blog. I don’t really know what to mention or leave out. So I better recommend the book and leave it to you to decide. The book is titled ‘The Psychic and The Rabbi – A remarkable Correspondence’ between Uri Geller & Rabbi Shmuley Boteach. I haven’t finished it and will write about it later. In the mean time I felt like writing something light hearted and hence the above post. I do realize that no relationship is black or white. Shades of gray do come in. I don’t mean to be judgmental so just laugh it off!