Yes, I'm Thankful I Don't Have To See My Ex Future Mother-In-Law Anymore

Yes, I'm Thankful I Don't Have To See My Ex Future Mother-In-Law Anymore

When it rains it pours.

OK, if you haven’t heard the song “When It Rains It Pours” by Luke Combs, then you’re missing out because it’s the best freaking break-up song I’ve ever heard. The song is literally how I’m tryin’ to feel about every single bad thing that ever happens to me.

If I’m being honest I probably wasn't gonna marry this boy I'm about to talk sh*t about because he wanted to spend the rest of his life in the town we grew up in and he spent his entire life before college. So, that's a red flag if you ask me!

Also, if I’m being real I never got to formally meet his mother, but he’s her baby so… I’m sure she if hated me from the weekend he came home from school and was supposed to spend it with her and instead to drove to see me and barely made it back to church on Sunday. OK, so she probably hates me is the moral of that story.

What I’m getting at is that family is really important to me. My sister is my best friend and always will be. Gracie is the best sister I could ask for and our personalities really complement one another.

My family is a fight hard but love hard kind of family and I love that about us because everyone’s open about their feelings and no one is ever mad after an argument for too long — we always apologize within 24 hours and it’s definitely hard to be mad when you have a family that’s always in the kitchen together laughing or making fun of each other.

My fam is so great, loving and understanding, so I want whoever my in-laws are to be the same way. I’m all about red flags and if your parents don’t like me we’re going to have serious problems. This sounds kind of selfish, but I if and when I get married or I'm really serious with someone I want them to hold the same family values that I do.

I want to be carefree when it comes to trivial things and I want everyone in my family to be happy whether I one hundred percent agree with all their decisions or not. Honestly, who the heck wants awkward holiday meals? Who wants to date someone whose family doesn’t think you’re freaking great? Not me. I’m a good time gal and I’m not changing my core values to please my maybe one-day mother-in-law.

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18 things all college kids think during their first week home of summer break

Because it's so nice to be home, I think?


1. Ahhh, it's so nice to be home

Buckingham Palace ain't got nothing on this place

2. OMG my pups!! I missed you doggos so much

Just accept my love. Pls. Love me back, I've been gone for 8 months. I'm begging.

3. Wow this queen bed is so big

*cue sleeping in a starfish position*

4. Finally a bedroom to myself

Headphones? I don't know her.

5. But wait, it's kinda scary sleeping in a dark room alone again

"Hello? Are there any ghosts in here?"

6. Sooooooo, no more meal plan?

Are you sure the local Chick-Fil-A doesn't accept meal swipes?

7. Who am I supposed to annoy at 2am if my friends don't live down the hall anymore?

2:30 AM: "Mom? Dad? Wanna go get french fries with me? Maybe watch a movie?"


"Okay maybe tomorrow...Sorry for bothering you. Okay good talk!"

8. "Mom you're going to do my laundry now, right?"

I mean it's kinda your job isn't it?

No? Okay yes ma'am I will do my own laundry no problemo, aye aye captain!

9. Me and my friends are going to spend every day together

*Me talking to myself through the camera on Snapchat*:

"So we're approaching day four with zero human interaction. Pretty good work, but we could do better!"

10. Yes, final grades are in! Can't wait to see what I got this semester!

*Slowly closes computer screen*

11. Do I really have to ask my parents to leave the house?

*Doesn't Ask*:



Mom: "Oh honey you're an adult now, you don't have to ask! Come and go as you please!"

12. Chores? Yea no thank you.

They've been doing them without me for months. They're all set.

13. Wait, so forreal though.. do restaurants in town take my meal plan?

Bank Account: $5.93

*Whispers to worker* "I won't tell if you don't. Just swipe my school ID, see if it works."

14. Will my Juul set off the fire alarm in my bedroom?


*Rips Juul*

15. I kinda underestimated how weird it would be to hang out with people from my high school again.

"Oh no you haven't changed a bit Janice! Your baby is so cute lol."

*Awkwardly laughs*

16. Why do my old friends have new friends?

I don't like this, not one bit.

17. Can they tell that I'm not really listening to their stories about school?

"Yeah haha Delta Sigma Mu sounds sooooo dope Chad, that's ~wild~ that you had late nights three times a week lol!"

"Oh you snuck into the football stadium when the gates were unlocked?? That's crazy, you're crazy, school sounds... crazy!"

18. I'm bored. How long until I can go back to school?

Is it too late for a summer intersession?

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