my sister is having a graduation party this Saturday and MIL decided she wanted to attend from several states away! MIL, who has a reputation of being 'cold' towards us, is making an effort to come and it's really a nice gesture! :-)
DH has a long weekend july 4th so we planned on visiting MIL, SIL/BIL, and their new baby. We just informed MIL of our visit via E-mail (we usually CC between the 3 of us). She E-mail DH (without putting me on CC) "You realize that July 4th is the very next weekend? I don't really need
to make the trip to see you if you are coming out to see me soon....". DH responded and put me back on CC.
And here I thought she was actually coming to see us and our family. But I guess since DH is showing up the following weekend, my sister's graduation no longer matters. =