We visited my inlaws this weekend. Every time we do this I walk away thinking "If I approach things like X next time, the stress will not get to me" and whether I do that thing or not, the stress nearly always gets to me. My MIL is a little hard to swallow for anyone, but for a relatively new mom she can be downright impossible.
With dear MIL, there are two things you can count on every visit.
First, she's probably going out of town the following week. They travel constantly and she can't stay in one place for a long time.
Second, she probably just went to Sam's Club even though she is leaving in two days. Therefore her refrigerator is guaranteed PACKED with food they'll never eat. So begins the game of getting out of the house without too much extra food that we'll never eat.
These two guarantees held true for us this weekend and we did make it out with only a few items from the refrigerator. One such item was a five pound bag of lemons. I guess I'd better go make some lemonade.