It is that time of the week - "SFMTY" Time. I promise I will dig out some of my amazing pictures, to kick up the laugh factor a notch, but for now you will have to suffer through more of these great pictures of my grandparents.
They have been married now 50+ years and this was their wedding day.
Aren't they adorable. My grandma's dark hair sweetly styled with the little curl in front, while my grandpa's curly locks were slicked back with Brylcream. (He still uses the stuff!) I love that it seems like such a simple wedding. Not the obscene ceremonial gaudiness that we create now. It reminds me of a time when no one had much, but at least they had one another. We may be getting back to that time.
This next picture includes the new in-laws; my great grandma (whom I never met, but I hear she lived up to her name, Grace) and my grandfathers parents.
Don't they look thrilled? It seems as though mom and daughter are really trying to be nice. My grandpa is either frightened or caught in the headlights of an oncoming car. My great-grandpa looks as though he just went off the deep end and in the grand tradition of Mother-in-laws, great-gran looks like she can't believe her son married her.
I get along fine (even good most of the time) with my MIL, but was curious how you cultivate good relationships with your in-laws? It seems difficult to go into a family that already has daughters. How do you deal with the family dynamics when a grandchild is born? This is my current dilemma - how do I not feel like my son is "left out" when grandma shows a preference for her daughters children? Any suggestions? I am not used to "competing".