It's been said a million times, you get to choose your friends, but you can't choose your family. And that extends to the family of the person you choose to spend the rest of your life with as well. If you can get along with your in-laws, then you're in heaven. If not, things can be a struggle.
Here's a story of getting along with you're in-laws in a... not so straightforward way, with a bratty sister-in-law getting her due.
Many thanks to Reddit user kushyyyk for sharing this story.
My wife and I are living with her parents and one of her sisters right now while she finishes college. My sister-in-law is twelve and kind of a brat (which I mostly blame on her parents because they don't do anything to correct her actions). One of the most annoying things she does is that she never cleans up after herself. She'll make herself food and leave the dishes for someone else to clean up.
She'll get home from school and dump her backpack, shoes, and clarinet right in the middle of the floor in the hallway leading to the front door for everyone to trip on. She has Guinea pigs and leaves the soiled, poop covered lining she uses in their cages in the laundry room sink. There's so much more, but the point is that it really frustrates me.
One evening, a couple months ago, I was picking up the house and putting things away when I asked my sister-in-law if she could please put her shoes away in her room. Her response? "Why don't you do it?"
Normally when if she copes an attitude with me, I take absolutely none of it and call her out on it, but I decided to let it go and instead followed her suggestion...
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