I have spent a good amount of my time the past two days . . . . . . sewing.
Read that again. Sewing.
I'm sewing clothes for my daughters' dolls. This is what I do when my mother-in-law is visiting. It is sometthing we can do together. It is one of the few things that she can do better than me. She feels good about teaching me something new and fantasizes about me making more and more things when she isn't visiting.
That won't happen. I have other things I like to do much more than sewing. It's so . . .
so . . .
so . . . domestic. So housewifey. And although I am a housewife in the old fashioned terminology, I don't want anyone to think I'm typical. I'm more likely to be teaching my kids about physics, or insects, or the chemistry of cooking than sewing something.
Well, I have sewn every window dressing in our house. I also made the dog bed, and our Christmas stockings, and the kid-sized aprons. Hell, I guess I am a bit typical and domestic.
My real reason for posting was to ask about you and your in-laws or other family member. Is there some activity that creates a neutral ground? Because, for my MIL and I, it is sewing. Phill even said that we were cackling together. And, that's good for us. I'm not usually so relaxed around her.