In this week’s #WhatTheHellHappened, we caught up with Alli, who wrote us because after buying her first house, her mother also bought a house…down the block. Naturally, she was a little worried that her mom might interfere with totally take over her life, and she wanted some advice on how to navigate this brave new world. My mother and I STRONGLY disagreed on how to approach the situation: i.e. after I suggested setting a once a month visiting boundary, my @CrazyJewishMom: said: “Once a month??? Legally, if you only see your mother once a month, that’s grounds to kill you.”
So, #WhatTheHellHappened? Here’s a refresher on Alli’s original story, and an update from her below!
“I am 29 years old and have my own crazy Jewish mom to deal with. I bought my first house last summer, and, last week, my mom bought a house half a mile from mine! How do I keep my sanity and ensure my Jewish mother doesn’t butt into my life more than necessary?” -Alli
So, #WhatTheHellHappened to her?
All of your advice was spot on and I will say she has not been as bad as I was expecting. She does not come over unannounced and occasionally it is nice having her close enough to take the dog out if I’m running late. That being said, I did tell her I’m waiting to see how she behaves once there are “grandspawn” living across the street. You may want to check in for part 2 in a few years haha.
(ps congrats on your engagement! I also got engaged this year so if you need someone to vent with about Jewish moms and wedding planning feel free to reach out)”
@KateFriedmanSiegel: Thank you so much, and I seriously may take you up on that! I will ABSOLUTELY check back in once the kids come along…
@CrazyJewishMom: Maybe I should move in down the street from you, Kate. Prepare for grandspawn of my own.
@KateFriedmanSiegel: Definitely not. But Alli, I’m so glad to hear that things worked out well with your mom and that she’s been so respectful of your time and space. I can’t really relate.
@CrazyJewishMom: No, she can’t. I’m so happy for you and your mom. Now, go get those grandspawn cookin’!
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