My pregnant best friend was recently moaning about all the “social pressure” she feels to be a “good daughter in law” now that she’s having a baby. Neither she nor her husband likes spending time with his parents, and normally they can get away with seeing them very rarely. But now that there’s a grandchild in the picture (the first), she’ll have to see them a bit more, and waaaaaaah, poor her. What the hell does she know about social pressure! Read this, smug pregnant person! There’s some social pressure for ya! Luckily my mother already has grandchildren to fuss over, but my mother in law…every time I see her she looks speculatively at me as though she’s assessing my childbearing potential and finding me wanting. It’s like she’s measuring my hips with her beady little eyes, and thinking of ways to bump me off so my husband can find a nice new wife with lots of years left on her.
So what do you think–should I take my revenge on pregnant best friend by inviting her in-laws to the upcoming baby shower I’m organizing? It would be a super great surprise for little miss social pressure!