She goes on to report "the wedding unfolded without bloodshed, or anyone being shoved into the champagne fountain" before launching into her explanation.
Here's the thing: My mother-in-law is extremely frugal. And I don't mean she just enjoys a good bargain. To understand her, you have to know where she comes from.
Amy goes on to say her new in-law grew up in "extreme poverty" and used to eat match heads (!) as a child.
When you grow up with nothing, it stays with you. Forever, I think. No matter how much money you earn, there's always that little fear in the back of your mind that someone might take it all away.
The author recounts numerous examples of her mother-in-law's compulsive money-saving habits like saving uneaten salad in restaurants to take home and repainting her spectacle flames red with nail varnish rather than buy a new pair.
She's frugal. But she's also incredibly generous. When my twins were newborns, she drove across town every night, slept on the sofa, and did three feedings. For two babies. Every night for months.
A natural bargain-hunter, she spotted 'The Dress' on sale a discount in her size and couldn't resist making the investment, not stopping to consider the consequences of actually wearing it to the wedding and clashing with the bride.
Here's Amy's final assessment on an incident that proved to be a great deal more touching and understandable than the initial picture led us to believe:
Sure, she wore a wedding dress to my wedding. But she has more than made up for it since. When I told her about thi… https://t.co/hepAauL5oS