O-M-G we went to MIL's house last night for dinner, she made stuffed peppers and rice and tomatoes (all conventional) but well at least healthy minus the pesticides and hormones...
Before dinner she's trying to get my DD to eat marshmallows. I say "she does not need marshmallows" and she gets in a tiff but I didn't let her..
Again before dinner she brings over this box of "Fruit snacks" and excitedly says "Oh she can have these they have fruit in them!" I read the box, Nope no fruit just HFCS, wax, and juice concentrates...she has a bigger tiff...I argue that there is NO point in making her eat fruit snacks when she LOVES real fruit! She says "well they are good to have around the house for her though" I say "yeah so is FRUIT which is HEALTHY and she loves it!" more of a tiff...says she should be able to eat fruit AND fruit snacks (these literally didn't even have Vitamin C in them which I though all those fruit snacks had there was NO way I was going to give them to her)
Then after dinner (and for once in her life) MIL actually thought about her dairy allergy and bought her 2 (!) PINTS of so delicious coconut ice cream. (thinking she would just GOBBLE them all up! since she is so "deprived") I agreed to let her have it and guess what? She ate maybe 1/2 of 1/4 of a cup (by choice, I actually had her eating straight out of the carton) and then saw MIL had bananas and went nuts running for them, jumping up and down, screaming, nanas nanas!!!!
Oh but she is deprived and she needs that junk MIL was trying to shove down her throat all day! Then MIL says "Well that won't last, she will change, and you have to let her" ...
Then SIL gets into a tiff with me b/c her kid lives on HFCS (literally he ONLY eats junk food and when he wants water she will say "Well I really need you to drink your gatorade" and tells me he needs his "juice" more than water"....)
She constantly feels the need to be validated as a "good mother" and looks over at me (after a tiff with MIL about healthy foods) and says "Well my kid pretty much only eats junk food but he's not overweight and he's perfectly healthy!" (I didn't say anything) so she goes "RIGHT?" I said sarcastically "W/e you say" and she flipped her lid on me (I just ignored her)
Earlier she was making fun of me (really, seriously, teasing me!) for still BFing DD, (21 m/o) I made the mistake of saying I believe in CLW and now she will taunt me and say "boobies tills she's 4 boobies till she's 4!" like a little kid....and she's OLDER than me....UGH WHY do people want me to poison my kid with crap and stop doing the things that are good for her?