An old school Mother-In-Law knew her place. She knew that her place was not right smack dab in the middle of her son’s business. She was not always trying to find out what was going on play by play. If her daughter-in-law would come to her with a problem she would talk to her and give her good positive advice. If her son was wrong about something, she would pull him aside and warn him that he will lose his wife/family if he didn’t straighten up.
When she went to church she prayed for her son and daughter-in-law to stay together forever. She didn’t go sit in church all day only to come home and tell her son to leave his wife when she knows that man made a vow, "until death do them part." I am not saying that all old school mother’s were like this. I do know that they were nothing like they are now. Nowadays you will find a Mother-In-Law defending her son until she is blue in the face. Even when he is wrong and she knows he is wrong. I have seen women jump through hoops for their no-good sons trying to protect them. I recently witnessed a mother chasing down a young girl because she was trying to leave her son after they had been fighting. She drove around for hours combing the neighborhood like she was LAPD trying to find this girl.
A Monster-In-Law can be your worst nightmare. All of her friends and family members know everything that’s going on with her son’s marriage. She finds everything wrong in the book with the way her grandchildren are being raised or she may not deal with them at all out of hate for their mother. They hide their sons out and take care of them so they don’t have to pay child support for their kids. They provide a way for them so they don’t have to work and they are willing to curse or beat down anyone who has anything to say about them. A Monster-In-Law will go as far as to convince him to leave his wife and kids as if she is the only woman that her son should be concerned about. What happened to all of our True, Loving, Caring, Thoughtful, Christian Mother-In-Laws? Let us know if we missed anything.