Denglish 31: My Wife Humors Her German Parents

My wife comes from a fairly conservative German family, and at its head is her mother; a sweet, energetic, Christian woman who fusses about things the way so many mothers do. My wife regards her with what I consider to be an impressive amount of patience:

THE WIFE: “My Mom, she is cute. We don’t listen to her.”

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7 thoughts

  1. Best Advice I have received when it comes to mothers – keep mouth shut and listen with one ear – ha! Also, tell her every once in a while how beautiful she is:)


  2. … not only should you tell your German mother-in-law how beautiful she is but also what a wonderful daughter she has raised :)
    Oh and in case she has more than one daughter, include your wife’s name or say ‘daughters’ – otherwise it could get ugly :)


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