so my mom is a first time Gma, I am an only child (she always wanted 4 kids), and it shows. we've been struggling with how much she buys for DS, she's a thrift store junkie so she feels justified. we are in the process of dealing with that obsession, and I'm not too worried - YET.
my real concern is the way she talks to DS... I don't really know how to explain it. she says things to him, like, "MY baby", as in your MY baby. well, no your not, Mom, I'm your baby and he's mine. but I am trying to understand and give her the benifit of the doubt that she's being a little... weird. I feel like she's some person I've never met before! my own mom! what a strange feeling...
anyway, I digress.
the thing that has me bothered right now is that when she came into the house yesterday for a visit the first thing she said to DS was, "look! your favorite person is here!"
I'm worried that this will, ultimately, be a problem much later in DS life when I don't want him to play favorites with GPs. I'm really worried, especially, because DPs parents have 7 other grand kids so I fear that he will mistakenly think my parents are "better" because of the aforementioned gifts and such. so I really don't want words like favorite thrown around to reinforce what could already be unfair "advantage". plus, I worry she really does think she's better than the othere Gma... probably not but, ugh, what if?!
am I overreacting here??