Maybe. I've thought about this alot and I worry that I won't be as close to a granddaughter from my sons because of the whole mother-in-law factor. Its very common for the wife to be closer to her side of the family than the son It would probably suck trying to see my granddaughter through the daughter-in-law...
i'm just dreading this because I know how I feel about my own MIL. She's nice enough, BUT she's NOT my mother! And I'm not even close to my own mother...but its been almost 15 years and I still don't think of MILas a mum...she will always just be DH's mum.
Awww, I am sorry you have that kind of MIL relationship. I have a pretty close relationship with my mother, but I also absolutely adore DH's mom. She's a great woman. I try to include her in everything we do. If something happens with the boys I call her just as I would my own mom. My DH Is an only child and I think my MIL would have also liked to have a daughter. She always said they'd hoped to adopt a girl one day, but never did. My DH family is very pro-1 child only and adoption. She treats me as if I was her own daughter. She pampers me for my b-day and holidays. My b-day is on friday and this past Monday I got a wii fit plus in the mail. I'd talked about it so much at our last visit she knew how much I wanted it. She really is an amazing woman and I am so lucky that she's my MIL. My DH never calls his mom, never includes her in anything, but he really doesn't include anyone in his life, so I try to keep her up to date on everything.
To the OP I think that is a lovely comment. I hope one day I get a granddaughter, but I highly doubt it. There hasn't been a girl born on the paternal side of DH family in ages, but I guess we shall see.