As you may or may not know, I recently discussed the MTV's television program "Engaged and Underage". I told myself I wouldn't watch it again, because of my shock and horror from the first episode.
However, I am a glutton for punishment and so on, so I recently tuned in midway through a show to see what new adventures MTV had to bring to enrich my life.
And what did I see?
A soon-to-be Mother-in-law giving her soon-to-be Daughter-in-law a bikini wax.
I am totally not kidding.
As the future Daughter-in-law was being waxed up and I was busy throwing up in my mouth, the future Mother-in-law was reassuring her that it wouldn't hurt. I couldn't help but think to myself that it would be a cold day in hell before my Mother-in-law ever laid eyes on my vajayjay. I would rather stab myself in the throat to even think about something like that. I mean, a bikini wax is nice. Certainly. But administered by your soon- to- be husband's mother? Um, no. Sweet Jesus no.
To her credit, the Mother-in-law to be was otherwise fairly sane and normal. She took the son/groom out to dinner and didn't, you know, encourage him to keep breast feeding like I was afraid the mother on the other program would. She was actually very supportive and told him how much she loved his future bride and how happy she was that the bride-to-be would be a part of their family.
I always wanted to have a Mother-in-law who loved me like that. Except, you know, without the hot wax part.