M, the baby, and the cousin waiting at the airport for Ammi.
I am the world's worst daughter in law. My MIL was here for 17 hours before I shipped her out again.
Wait wait! It's not as bad as it sounds! You see, M has been traveling for his work for the past two weeks, and he's got one more week of travel left. He came back over the weekend to receive his mother (Ammi) at the airport, but he was flying back for work on Sunday afternoon. I knew that he was leaving again, but it hadn't really sunk in until right before Ammi was supposed to get here, and I was like "What am I going to do to entertain Ammi alone for a week?!!"
Actually, Ammi didn't fly here alone, she came with another women. M's sister was planning to have her MIL come for a visit also, so when they found out we were bringing Ammi, they decided that the two MILs should come together. So M's sister came to our state and we all went to the airport to receive them. As we were going to the airport I had a great idea - Ammi could go back to M's sister's house for the week!
It's great because that way Ammi doesn't spend a week sitting at home alone bored. Plus she of course wants to visit her daughter while she's visiting the US, and M's sister lives a not-too-terrible driveable distance from us, so Ammi could go with them easily. So that's what we did - we had Ammi go with them to visit for the week and when M comes back this weekend, Ammi will come back also and we can all settle into a summer together.
So that means we're back to the countdown. T minus 6 days until MIL arrival (version 2).
M reading a book to the kids while waiting at the airport for Ammi.