Well, any mother-in-law who isn't willing to baby-sit her own grandchildren isn't much of a grandmother.
Or get a mother-in-law to baby sit the kids.
He composed an autobiography, published under the name of his freedman Phlegon; wrote speeches, fragments of two of which are preserved in inscriptions (a panegyric on his mother-in-law Matidia, and an address to the soldiers at Lambaesis in Africa).
My mother-in-law came to me in tears and said that Helene was here and that she implored me to hear her; that she was innocent and unhappy at my desertion, and much more.
In another story, he married a daughter of Circe, named Cassiphone; having slain his mother-in-law in a quarrel, he was himself killed by his wife.
The mother-in-law would demean her, as a way to abase the young wife in the son's eyes.
After the death of Alexius, he refused to enter into the conspiracy set on foot by his mother-in-law and wife to depose John, the son of Alexius, and raise himself to the throne.
The presence of the mother-in-law is coveted by their sons-in-law, who look on them as the guardians of the virtue of their wives.
At first glance, Lishana did not seem the kind of mother-in-law that might cause Evelyn problems.