Mother-in-law - FamilyEducation
07/24/2010 at 16:28 PM

When I was pregnant, my mother-in-law came to visit us. One day I had a doctor's appointment and an ultrasound. I brought the ultrasound pics home and showed them to her. Next day, I decided to put them away before leaving for work. I saw that out of 2 ultrasound pics, one was missing. I could not find it anywhere. My mother-in-law was in the kitchen and I suspected she had taken it. She knew I was looking for it but she did not say anything. Since she was flying back the same day, I knew I will never see that pic again if she indeed had taken it. I obviously did not want to embarass her by asking, so I asked my husband to ask her if she had taken it. And guess what, she went to her purse, took out the pic and gave it to my husband. She was trying to just sneak away with it. Since it was my first pregnancy, I wanted to save every ultrasound pic. So her attempt to take one was really annoying. I wonder how other women in my situation would feel.

Is it her first grandchild? she may have seen that particular picture and fell in love with it and wanted for herself...but she probably was scared to ask for it knowing it was your first and that you would tell her no...fear of rejection i would think?