My biggest hurdle in joining this family was getting used to daily phone calls from granny asking how and what we were doing. And then from the MIL, same thing. But they do it cause they love, not cause of any nefarious thing. It is just the way they are-wanting to feel connected. The calls have stopped, cause they see us most days, but it was hard for me since I am from the family that talks once a year for 15 minutes and that is it.