Publish Date: March 12, 2007
How do I politely tell my mother-in-law to stop doing my laundry? It allstarted when I was on bed rest due to my pregnancy. I didn't mind her doing anoccasional load to help us out. But now she does it anytime she's over to watchthe kids.
I'm very picky about how I do my laundry, and this is the main reason Idon't want her doing it. Also, I'd prefer she spend time playing with the kidsthan with the laundry!
She also puts things away in the wrong places. She does it with my dishes,too. Once I told her not to worry about my laundry because I wasn't done sortingit. She took it upon herself to do it anyway.
She's very strong-willed. My husband and I have had problems with her notrespecting our parenting, too.She often takes things the wrong way. What's thebest way for us to tell her that her help is not needed?
-- DIRTY FAMILY LAUNDRY