Re: DH'S WHOLE FAMILY!!! Grrr..
Wow, I have to agree with the poster that said you need to set some boundaries. My mom and I are also very close. She is my best friend. My husbands family is a lot like your husbands from the way you described them. They do the same thing. They used to call my house all the time trying to get us on one side or the other of an argument. I just had to let them know I would not be involved in this juvenile behavior. My family is NOT like that. I was so shocked that a family could act this way. Once they understood that I would not be a part of this junior high behavior, they stopped trying to get us involved in their juvenile behavior. I do agree that your MIL has some serious issues. I would not let her be a part of my childs life is she continued with this "favorite" thing. It will do nothing put hurt your child. You do not want that for your child. It is something that will plague them for the rest of their life. Your child will always feel like he is being compared to someone else. Children have enough problems this day and age without having to know their own grandmother chooses another grandchild over them. Some people have no business with children and it sounds like your MIL is one of them. She should have stuck to pets if she wanted to choose favorites.
Good Luck. I would pray about this situation and let God lead you in your decisions. Cutting someone out of your life is never easy, but you have to think about whats best for your son.
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