Why are they called in-laws anyways? The term is much too reminiscent of the word “out-laws!” Definately not a pleasant connotation. For women especially, it’s usually the mother-in-law who is hardest to win over. Instead of lying and telling her how much you appreciate her, surprise her not on mother’s day, but on YOUR HUSBAND’S BIRTHDAY. Send your mother-in-law flowers and a card, stating how much you appreciate her for raising such an amazing son. Now that’s the truth right? Allow your compliments to display your credibility. Your sentiments can be honest!