I’ve heard of helicopter parents, but this is ridiculous. This overbearing mother-in-law actually booked herself on her son’s honeymoon.
Apparently, the mother-in-law is also getting married the same year.
The daughter-in-law said:
“[She] has often been tricky/difficult, likes to get her own way and can be manipulative if she thinks I’m likely to say no to something, so I’m not sure if this is colouring my view of the latest situation.”
The son and daughter-in-law were planning to go to the Caribbean, but mommy dearest convinced them that they would have a better time in Cyprus.
Then, when it got nearer to the wedding, mom posted that she was going to the same resort that her son was planning on going to. Her trip was overlapping her son’s honeymoon by a few days. She also wants to have a “family meal” when they arrive.
If that’s not creepy, I don’t know what is…
Luckily, the daughter-in-law hadn’t booked their trip yet, so they can change locations. That is still a tacky thing for a parent to do, though.