My inlaws will be staying with us for four months or more because we are expecting our 2nd baby in september.
What has surprised me is that my Son, who turned two in april, has immediately become avoidant of my MIL at almost every opportunity. He cried when she was going to sit next to him in the car from the airport, he almost never wants her to feed him, he won't give her hugs, in fact he doesn't even like to talk to her. On the other hand, my FIL is like his favorite person in the entire world.
I have never seen my son be avoidant in this way towards ANYone. I feel bad for her; the last time she saw him he was an infant. I have tried to help them bond by doing things like letting her feed him ice cream (which he gets less than weekly), but after three whole days he still only asks for his grandpa and is just not digging her.
Can anyone suggest a way to help him change his behavior or explain to me what on earth my son is thinking?