Does anyone have any experience with one of these?
A very lovely gracious hostess who runs her family and they all think she's the greatest. All her DIL's and SIL's call her all the time for her sagelike advice and listen with vapid expressions as she tells them how it truely is? In turn she doses them with gifts, raises their kids and expects that at any given time it's completely appropriate to show up at their house and determine their furniture needs to be re-arranged.
I got one of these and i do okay as long as I keep my mouth shut and steer clear as much as I can which can be very hard.
My friend has one too. My friend is much sweeter and easier to run over and her Mil has basically kidnapped her 4 year old daughter to Germany for the entire summer (a three week trip turned into the whole summer without Mommy's consent) but because she's the grand matriarch of the family everyone is treating my friend like she's crazy for having a problem.