Basically, my wife's mother bases her whole life on superstition and old wive's tales. She's just ridiculous. But hey, if that's how she wants to live, oh well. But she expects everyone else to abide by her standards and "experience". She THINKS she knows so much, when really she doesn't know shit. Sure, she's right about some things, but I'm finding that she's wrong a lot more than she's right. A few months ago, I bought a large house. My wife wanted her mom to move in and sold me some fake story about how it would be a good idea (it would save me money, convenience, etc), and sold her mom a very different story (I'm incompetent with the kids and "need" her help). Now that we've been a big happy family living together, she is wearing on my patience more and more. She treats me like an inexperienced idiot because I don't subscribe to her nonsense, and thinks I'm an uncaring negligent parent because I don't force the kids to also subscribe to it. This is my damn house and sure enough she thinks she runs it. But I can't stand up to her NEARLY as much as I feel the need to or it causes problems with my marriage (my wife already threatened to leave me over the holidays). I just felt compelled to write this a few minutes ago with the latest "afront". My little girl wanted a drink. She has a very very rare cough, due to getting over being sick a couple of days. She's fine now. She already had a cup of kool-aid in the fridge, so I gave that to her. Then my loony bitch of an in-law gives me grief about how "cold drinks will make her sicker" and literally takes it out of my hand while talking to me like a child. I've gotten in the habit of researching every damn thing she says like that so I can know for sure if its true or nonsense (if I choose to call her on it). So far, almost every one has been crap, this one included. She also thinks that walking around in bare feet = any and all kind of sickness. She has all kinds of "experienced wisdom" like this. And like I said, I wouldn't care if that's how SHE wanted to live, but my kids actually get in trouble for this stuff. Hell, I get in trouble for it. WTF. I don't know how much more I can take this. I can't express enough how much I want her out of my house, but I don't see any way for that to happen that won't result in me losing my family. She's threatened to leave also, but I don't think she will. I'm very sure my wife would leave before her (with the kids). I think I just have to wait for her to die or something. My wife can already be enough of a bitch on her own. She's like her mom in more ways than I'd like, and I think the more time they spend together, the more alike the become. I can generally handle my wife, but both of them at once? And her mom is like her x 3 at least. My father-in-law usually avoids her like the plague and keeps to himself, and it's not hard to see why. I have no problem with him. But her ..