When Mother In Laws Attack

This is my Step Mother In Law.

She is small.

She is French.

She is vicious.

Not really. She is very small and French but she’s about as vicious as a teddy bear. I know it looks like we got into some type of backyard brawl here but in reality, it was the annual “Battle of the Confetti” eggs and she pretty much kicked my butt.

Teams were chosen.

Children were attacked.

There was the thrill of victory….

…and the agony of defeat.

Consolation came in the form of Peeps…

…and everyone was happy again.



  1. Michele said:

    The title of your post cracked me up. I’m surprised there isn’t an actual TV show by that name. We seem to have seen everything else attacking like When Animals Attack, Craziest Car Chases, etc. Love the photo of your kids and the Peeps dessert.

  2. bex said:

    mmmmmmmmmmm……………… peeps!

    that looks like a lot of fun! we didn’t buy any cascarones this year. we didn’t even have a big dinner. i will vicariously live through yours.

    is that at your house? your grass looks amazing! must be all that north texas rain.

  3. Mama Dawg said:

    That looks like so much fun! What a wonderful tradition!

  4. foradifferentkindofgirl (fakdog) said:

    Trademark this title. I can see some TV producer running with the idea!

    Also, is that a Peep trifle?! Awesome….and scary. Mostly awesome.


  5. Dorsey said:

    I’m thinking we might have to start having these around out house! Talk about fun!!

    Yes, peeps…I have a shirt that says..”Where My Peeps At?” with a picture of a yellow peep chick about the words. hehe I wear it every Easter! But not to church, because that would totally be wasted on those folks. ha!

  6. The Dental Maven said:

    Girl! Looks like you damn-near ripped her hair off! You sure you’re still friends?

  7. becky said:

    Wow, that first photo is a total grrrl fight! Hot! LOL.

    She looks adorable, as does everyone else, including the kids. The peeps dessert looks delicious!

  8. Amo said:


    I was beginning to worry.

    Also, my MIL lives in a clothing-optional community in FL. We will NOT be having confetti-throwing parties anytime soon.

    Nor any other contact sport, for that matter.

  9. zelzee said:

    did you microwave the peeps????

  10. Robin said:

    How fun!!!
    What sort of yummy dessert did you make with those peeps? It looks delish!

  11. Cathy said:

    At least you didn’t have a Battle of the Hard-Boiled Eggs. Now that would be brutal. And awesomely fun. We just throw them over the fence at our house — the fence facing the empty lot, of course.

  12. Steenky Bee said:

    You should have given her a wedgie for all of us out there in the world that really, really want to give our mother in laws their just desserts. In the form of underpants hiked high.

  13. Michele said:

    I knew I should have taken that left. I missed all the fun.

  14. pamela said:

    wow. passive aggression at its best.
    let’s play “Confetti Eggs” everyone! Mom and Grandma need to “Sort Things Out”.

  15. Mary Anne said:

    Hey now peeps…just so everyone is clear…no revenge needed here…I lurve my SMIL (and my MIL too). Trust me, if I didn’t they would NEVER know I had a blog!!! :)

    xoxo y’all!!!!

  16. blissfully caffeinated said:

    Is that…Peeps Pudding? My God, tell me you didn’t combine the mother of banana oudding recipes with the legendary sugar coated marshmallow candy. You are a GENIUS!

    And your mother-in-law is adorable. She’s wearing an all white ensemble and still looks teensy.

  17. blissfully caffeinated said:

    Oh, and I meant PUDDING not OUDDING.


  18. SweetPeaSurry said:


    How fun!

  19. Cameron said:

    Are you high (on sugar)?

  20. Sammanthia said:

    I totally got distracted by the swingset in the pictures and I was all, “IS THAT THE ONE THAT’S BROKEN! I WANT TO KNOW!’ just because I have the attention span of a flea. Then I had to go back and reread the post and now I’m jealous because I love french people (even though they hate me) but the only thing I can say in french is “embruss moi derriere” (or something like that) and NO I’m not telling you or your mil to kiss my ass in french, that’s just the only thing I could think of. And that is probably why french people hate me.

  21. Sprite's Keeper said:

    Yeah, I got distracted by the immaculate landscaping and the perfect children in the last photo. Can we trade for a few days?

  22. The Mother said:

    Sounds like a lot more fun than the rows I have with my MIL. They don’t involve laughing at the end.

  23. Megan said:

    Looks like fun! I was introduced to the confetti eggs this year when my friend attacked us with them. They are so neat!

    Hope you had a great Easter. I enjoy reading your blog.

  24. Andria and Co. said:

    I would have beat her ass just for the mere fact that her waist is so ridiculously small.

  25. Casey said:

    Now that looks like fun! Any chance I can get to throw stuff at my children or my in-laws, I’m there. Sorry to hear you got beat down by your MIL!

  26. Damon said:

    Confetti eggs? What a fantastic idea….may I make this part of my Easter tradition?

  27. Cynthia said:

    Now that looked like alot of fun. You are the best mom and daughter in law, I am sure.

  28. jessica said:

    to say that I am jealous of your relationship with her is an understatement

  29. MommyNamedApril said:

    omg, this is fantastic! ha! laughed out loud over that first picture!!!

  30. linda said:

    I just found you ..so glad I did..New addicted reader. Funny when I saw your name it reminded me of mine..great minds think alike..

  31. Amber Warren said:

    Very cute. Easter egg hunts are the best. This year my kiddo was the only one hunting so there was not bloodshed. But next year I’ll add a French belle-mere for the perfect touch of craziness.

  32. Vered - MomGrind said:

    Awesome title. Totally made me click over here. :)

    Looks like a fun day. Loved the photos.

  33. HeatherPride said:

    Ha! I can tell your MIL plays dirty! Oh well, hand me a spoon, I’m digging in to the Peep dessert!

  34. Petra a.k.a. The Wise (Young) Mommy said:

    Aw, that looked like it was a lot of fun! I want in on the action!

  35. Kat said:

    That looks like a ton of fun!

  36. Keely said:

    Dude, are you pulling her hair in that first pic? That’s low.

    I love it.

  37. Musings of a Housewife said:

    That’s hilarious! What a fun day.

  38. Bella Foxx said:

    I gave you an award, you can pick it up at my blog, Bella is reading.

  39. Captain Dumbass said:

    French Canadian or French French? And I’m with Steenky, a wedgie would have been perfect.

  40. Maternal Tales said:

    Fantastic. She seems a hoot your Mother in Law. x

  41. Ellie said:

    And I thought *I* had fun at *our* boozy Easter…..

  42. DeeMarie said:

    I need the rules to that game… I think my nephews would LOVE IT!!!!

    Mother in law seems awesome! :)

  43. Sue said:

    Great pictures and what a beautiful family! Hope you enjoyed your Easter!

  44. Carolyn Online said:

    I am SO glad those were confetti eggs and not you know, chicken eggs. Because that would be icky.

  45. apathy lounge said:

    I didn’t even dye Easter eggs this year! I’m such a loser!

  46. The Lawyer Mom said:

    Better than Charlie and Lola!

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