It was a friendly coffee on a moonlit evening when my friend’s boyfriend suddenly said that ‘my mom wants to meet you tomorrow’, at the moment we all had a shocked expression on our face but on her part just a casual ‘hmm’ saved her at that moment but when we were going back she was all worked up with just the thought of meeting her would be mother in law. You might wonder why I said would be mother in law, well the reason is they had been in a relationship for a long time and marriage was definitely on the cards and also the perfect next step.
Seeing her all worked up I took her to my home instead and told my mom everything. She started laughing hysterically and just said that ‘she is a human and not a demon, who would eat you up. That was when I heard my mom saying that movies and TV series have actually given a wrong notion about mother in laws. They have been portrayed as vamps who are just there to ruin their daughter in law’s happiness. In reality, you might be surprised to know that they actually love you already as you are their beloved son’s choice.
That day my mom told her some simple things that brides can do to impress their mother in law and now those tips have made my friend and her mother in law the best of friends.
Things A Bride Should Do To Impress Her Mother In Law
Accompany Her To The Places She Likes:
This is the basic thing that you should start off with. It is a known fact that every woman is different from the other. And it is very important that what your mother in law likes to do in her time that might be visiting her friend’s place or reading her favorite book while sipping brewing coffee at her favorite book café or it might just be taking a stroll down the locality. Go with her this would help in building a natural bond.
Food Bond Is The Best Bond:
Sounds cliché right? It is but it always works and there is no bond better than the bond that was over food. Whether you know to cook or not you can always bond over food. If you have great culinary skills, then you can always ask your mother in law to take a day off and you can wipe up something special for the family. This is applicable to both joint as well as nuclear families. But in case you are not that good at cooking then you can help your mother in law in the kitchen as ask her to teach her to cook, that you can build up your bond.
This does not mean go on an actual date with your mother in law but you can rather go for a casual outing to the places that she likes may take her for a movie or go for a spa day with her. If you know her to be music lover, you can also go to concerts together. These little things would tell her that you are trying to ease up to her and form a bond and would also solve the question that was on your mind ‘how to impress mother in law’.
Go On A Shopping Spree:
Shopping and women are as it is best friends and when you base your bond on it then it would become the best one. It is always a case that your mother in law might be shelving her shopping expedition for some or the other reason, then why not take her along with you when you are going on one and observe her choice, you can also give in your opinions and also help her choose. You would be surprised that she might just become your shopping companion.
Share Some Of Your Recipes With Her:
We all love to have the typical mom’s cooked food. And any mom loves their kid go all banana’s over something that they have cooked. So, why not use this formula to bond with your mother in law. You can ask her for her favorite recipes and then one-day surprise her with it. You will be surprised to see her happiness. These days looking for partners over matrimonial sites like Muslim matrimonial sites have made this one of the most common points that they can discuss while engaging in a conversation.
Lend Your Ears To Her Advice:
We all have heard the saying ‘Moms know the best’. Well, that not mean you have to abide by all that she says. But one thing you can do to build that mother in law and daughter in law bond that lends her your ears when she advises on something at least she would be satisfied that you heard what she had to say. But if you think that it is a worthy advice then implement it after all she has experience.
These are some of that advice that you can implement when you get married and you do not know how to build on your relationship with your mother in law. And always remember it is very important that you have a good relationship with her because you have to spend your days with her when your husband is at work and you are not a working woman.