No Conto da Tamara de hoje vamos falar sobre a figura tão polêmica da sogra. Distraia-se enquanto aprende com o texto e o áudio, e colando um pouquinho com a tradução, é claro.
What do you do when your mother-in-law keeps getting into your business and making your life difficult? You want your baby to wear socks, she says it’s too hot for socks. You want to eat out with your hubby and kid on Sunday, and she decides to have a big family gathering at her house. You’re redecorating and she has a strong opinion just about everything…and it can’t get much worse, since your guy is always there to defend her whatever the situation is. The trick is: count to ten and breathe. If you can’t fight the enemy, join them. Stop trying to change her. Be nice and try and spend a little time with her. Maybe all she needs is a little attention; she needs to feel needed and loved. Invite her to lunch and show some interest in what is going on in her life and try to find out in what area of your life she can be of help. Could she help clean the house, or watch your kid while you have an outing with her son? I’m sure she will feel happier and will probably give you and your family the break you’ve been longing for.
meter-se na sua vida - to get into your business
marido - husband / hubby
reunião em família - family gathering
qualquer que seja a situação - whatever the situation is
truque - trick
descobrir - to find out