We have often joked about our relationships with our sons and how we will be with our daughter in laws in the future. My son is only 6 and I already know no woman is going to be good enough for him. I can already see him and his wife buying a sofa, or wall paper pattern that I will find hideous. I am a heart on my sleeve kinda girl and will really struggle to keep my "why on earth did you buy that fugly monstrosity" type comments under wraps. I'm coming at the situation from an attack position.
Hayley on the other hand has it all worked out. She is going to approach the situation in a different way, lets call her the defense. Her boys are 15 and 16 and its a closer prospective. She has had more time to plan (or plot) and is probably a little less fiery than me. Hayley is going to make her daughter in laws her best friend! She is going to shop with her, share clothes, talk music. She is going to get into their pretty little heads which ever way she can, and then call me 10 minutes after they've left to bitch about the Cath Kidston covered sofa they just bought, even though she declared it was the prettiest couch she ever did see two seconds earlier. Are you a little afraid? because I am!
Joking aside (obviously we are being a bit extreme) but the point we are trying to make is that although the choices our children make one day might not be to our taste we have to support them in it because all we want is their happiness, even if that means an ugly sofa.