Is there a place for this? I love the grands, but not the spoiling. Just had a baby 5 days ago and have 16mo so I needed the help, but I'm already ready to go it alone because we keep butting heads!
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5/24/10 at 5:50pm
My father is like a second toddler.
When our DS does something he's not supposed to do we all hear, "He's got a pen and he's coloring all over the monitor..." or "He's throwing that lamp around and he's got the remote..." Instead of disciplining DS, he tattles so either my mother or myself or my husband can be the one to say no.
He also says yes to everything. I mean..everything. Juice? Sure. Oh then he wants a cookie..sure! Oh and now he wants more juice and a Popsicle? Sure!
He says he doesn't want our DS "mad" at him.
I get it. I don't mind the sugary snacks being given more often than I'd give them but we keep telling my dad that at some point he's going to have to learn how to say no to him.
i was hoping i could vent about MIL somewhere in here today!
my MIL has no concept of healthy food. none whatsoever! My Earth Mama Angel Baby teas? "nothing but chemicals" she says. Soda and McDonalds? "it makes babies strong!" Exercising? "nonsense." adding sea salt to everything? "it will take away all of Gilberts (my DH) fat."
i literally had to stand next to her while she was holding ds and drinking a soda cuz she kept looking to see if i was watching so she could give him a drink!