Dear, Future Daughter-In-Laws,
I want us to be friends. I know it may take time and we may not like each other right away, but it is important to me that we get along.
Because I want you to like me, I have tried to prepare my boys for you. I have taught them how to sew on a button.
It took a while, but I think they got it.
I have tried to teach them how to cook so if you ever go out of town, they won’t eat only fast food. This is not going so well, but I have not given up.
I have also taught them how to clean. They clean bathrooms, do dishes, mop and the like. Don’t ever let them play dumb and tell you they don’t know how to clean. They DO! I’ve made sure of that.
I have taught them to be kind and loving, to speak nicely, and if they don’t have anything nice to say, to not say anything at all, and to treat others the way they would like to be treated.
I have also taught them that the answer to "Does this make me look fat?" is always "NO!"
There is one area however, that I have failed…one area I don’t think they will ever learn. In this area I must apologize. It is likely you will have to pick up their dirty laundry and put it in the hamper. I don’t understand this inability to put dirty laundry in its proper place. They know how to wash it, dry it, and put it away, but somehow they don’t seem to know how to take it from their bodies and put it in the proper dirty clothing receptacle.
I hope you will like me in spite of my teaching deficiencies.
Your Future Mother-In-Law