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Originally Posted by smeisnotapirate View Post
She humphed and said "Why did I waste my money on something like that if you're not going to use it??" I laughed and said "Yeah, Ma! Why DID you waste your money on something like that even though I said I wouldn't use it?" We both chuckled and she affectionately said "You hippie. Those slings do look comfy, though.......... and he's really happy in it."

post #1202 of 1466
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Originally Posted by Agatha_Ann View Post
We were walking around trying to find them with her just losing it and this older woman walked over, got right in DD's face and yelled "YOU ARE NOT THE ONLY PERSON IN THIS STORE!" I was in total shock! We finally found my aunt and told her we were heading outside and went and sat on a bench. DD was sitting on my lap, but still crying when the same woman came out the door, looked over, and once again, "STILL?! GET A GRIP CHILD!"
Well you can tell me off because that would have been me. And yes, I am a hypocrite because I'd be mad if someone did that to my child.
post #1203 of 1466
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Originally Posted by joeymama View Post
I was wearing my 8mo on my back in the ergo at a grocery store, I had tojog across the store to get my husbands wallet to pay my dd was laughing at the jiggling she was getting, some lady started yelling at me to "stop running, your baby is going to fall out" this is my 3rd child to ride on my back in an ergo I havent lost one yet. is that why people carry their babies in their car seats into stores , safety?
Haha, this reminds me. When bringing DD home from the hospital, I wanted to take her out of the carseat and carry her into the house. We lived on the 16th floor of this huge apartment building. Anyway, DH said, "What if there are kids playing in the lobby and one runs into you? I think you shouldn't take her out of the carseat."

Whaa?? lol. Apparently it's not safe to carry newborns in your arms.
post #1204 of 1466
Just thought of another.

My mother's step-mother called me when DD was a few weeks old to see how everything was going. Upon hearing that she was nursing about every half hour she said, "Oh you have to put a stop to that!"

When I saw her over a year later at a cousin's graduation, DD was asking to nurse so I nursed her there in front of them and she said, "That's Mama's doing!" as if I was forcing her to nurse! Ugh!
post #1205 of 1466
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Originally Posted by HisBeautifulWife View Post
Well you can tell me off because that would have been me. And yes, I am a hypocrite because I'd be mad if someone did that to my child.
I hope I'm confused by your writing style but you'd actually SAY something like that to a child - let alone ANY person?
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Originally Posted by Jennifer3141 View Post
I hope I'm confused by your writing style but you'd actually SAY something like that to a child - let alone ANY person?
Thank you, I was wondering that too...
post #1207 of 1466
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Originally Posted by noordinaryspider View Post
after i told Mom thanks but no thanks for the advice and listened to her tales of how hard it had been to break Sis of the habit of sucking her thumb and how easy it had been to throw my paci away (i don't even remember my paci), practically every conversation about parenting we had would begin with Mom grumbling, "i don't know why you want her to suck her thumb but i tried and tried to talk some sense into you and you refused to listen so...."

none of my kids has ever sucked their thumb.
This reminds me. My MIL had DH convinced that I was being SO MEAN to DD by not "letting her have" a pacifier. She's never had a pacifier (never even offered) and she's never sucked her thumb. She just nursed as needed.

Oh what a monster I am!! lol
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Originally Posted by HisBeautifulWife View Post
Well you can tell me off because that would have been me. And yes, I am a hypocrite because I'd be mad if someone did that to my child.
Surely you don't mean that you would get in a baby's face and yell at them! I hope you have worded your post incorrectly. No baby should be yelled at. Ever. Whether it is your own or someone else's.
post #1209 of 1466
People keeping telling me not to hold my baby so much, not to go to him when he cries, or to just put him in another room and let him scream if I want a break.

Um... no. way. in. hell.

(he is THREE WEEKS OLD)
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I keep thinking of more as I read. I was sitting around chatting with some ladies about all kinds of things and parenting inevitably came up. She had previously mentioned that she's a Christian, follows God's plan, woman's place is in the home, etc etc. So I asked (innocently of course, everything was up for discussion that night), "Why didn't you breastfeed?" since it seemed breastfeeding would fit along nicely with everything else she had mentioned (she didn't nurse either of her two girls). She replied, "Well I smoked and even though I smoked throughout both my pregnancies, the placenta filters it all out but it just goes straight to them in the breastmilk."

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Originally Posted by angelamariebee View Post
I keep thinking of more as I read. I was sitting around chatting with some ladies about all kinds of things and parenting inevitably came up. She had previously mentioned that she's a Christian, follows God's plan, woman's place is in the home, etc etc. So I asked (innocently of course, everything was up for discussion that night), "Why didn't you breastfeed?" since it seemed breastfeeding would fit along nicely with everything else she had mentioned (she didn't nurse either of her two girls). She replied, "Well I smoked and even though I smoked throughout both my pregnancies, the placenta filters it all out but it just goes straight to them in the breastmilk."

Ok, I'm new to this thread, and I haven't read the whole thing but...

SERIOUSLY????? SOMEONE SAID THAT?????
post #1212 of 1466
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Originally Posted by thyra View Post
Ok, I'm new to this thread, and I haven't read the whole thing but...

SERIOUSLY????? SOMEONE SAID THAT?????
Yes, and I am not exaggerating one bit. My friend and I tried explaining to her that it was like the OPPOSITE of that, but didn't push it because the conversation had been so friendly and since her youngest was about seven months old, the damage was done. Nothing we can do now! *shrugs*
post #1213 of 1466
Wow... that's... remarkable... and not in a good way. Holy crap.
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Originally Posted by yasinsmama View Post
I have a new one, form my mom no less!!!
She is a smart lady, and when I was pregnant, she told me that tons of people would be trying to tell me what to do, how to raise him, etc. She told me do do what I want, and what feel right for me.

The other day I told her that people are already telling us not to hold Adam too much or he'll get spoiled. My goodness, the boy is only 4 weeks old, he doesn't even know anything. He NEEDS to be held.
Anyways, this is what my mom said
Me: People tell is not to hold him too much
Mom: Well, don't hold him ALL of the time
Me: If he's content and kicking his legs and moving around, i'll leave him for a bit, but if he cries, I will NOT leave him lying there
Mom: Well how would you feel if someone was picking you up all of the time?

My mom generally didn't give me too much advice as she agreed with most of the things I did, even if she didn't do them herself. She DID tell me a few times though that picking up the baby too much, or passing them around with make them sore.
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Definitely get the "my baby" from my mother. In her mind, DD is hers because I am hers, and she should get the 'credit' for DD because without her having me, I wouldn't have DD Can we say twisted logic?

I also get the "Where'd she get her blue eyes from?". Um.. Hi, yeah, I am her mom. *points to blue eyes*

And... my favourite:

"Oh! What beautiful red hair!"
Say what?
DD is blonde. Strawberry-ish tinting in certain lights, especially because her hair is fine and her head is pink on top. But -blonde-. I am blonde. Our hair is the same colour when our heads are close. WTH? : And then they argue with me about it.


I am sure I have more... People are always surprising me with the 'interesting' things they come up with >_>
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Oooh, I love this thread (in that tragic-funny way)! I finally have one to add.

DS, who's 3 months old, needs to go to bed sometime between 630 and 8 every night - he gets really grumpy if we keep him up later than that, and he sometimes has trouble sleeping on me, especially in the evening or in new environments. Well, we were at a family holiday recently with about 30 people, most of whom had never seen him, and dinner didn't even start until 8ish. (Thankfully, I had him in the Moby, where he stayed the whole night so he wouldn't have to play pass-the-baby. LOVE the Moby for that!) Anyway, I spent pretty much the entire evening walking around the house with him, trying to get him to sleep, but he was so distracted by all the noise and people that he got into that dazed-overtired state where he couldn't sleep. So of course, FIL comes up to see him and gets in his face, making loud excited sounds (at like 9pm when he's exhausted).

Me: "he's really tired and trying to sleep." (read: back off!)
FIL: "no, he's not tired, he's just zoned out." (continues in-your-face cooing at DS)
Me: "no, really, he's exhausted."
FIL, to DS in baby-talk voice: "you're not tired, are you? you're just zoned out."
Me: :

And of course, when we finally got to leave, before dinner was even over, he had a total breakdown in the car on the way home. It was AWFUL. I'm never doing that again.

Why is it that people ignore the mother, or argue with her? NO ONE knows my son better than me! He sleeps with us too, so except for the 3 hours or so that he's sleeping alone before we join him, I spend all day and all night with him. FIL sees him for an hour every few weeks and thinks he knows what's going on with him? :
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When DS1 was a few months old, I was walking in our neighborhood with him in a Maya Wrap sling. A woman actually pulled over her car to tell me that she was really worried that the baby could breathe in there and that I should check right now that he was still breathing.

I looked down at him, back at her, "he's fine. Thanks !" Went on with my walk....
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Originally Posted by RedPony View Post
I can clearly remember going into my parents' room after a nightmare and being "allowed" to sleep on the floor next to their bed. Mom even put her hand down for me to hold. Wow, so caring.
My mom did this with me as a compromise with my father who was adamantly opposed to keeping me in bed with them. Better than being alone I guess!
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Originally Posted by angelamariebee View Post
My mom did this with me as a compromise with my father who was adamantly opposed to keeping me in bed with them. Better than being alone I guess!
Better than my mom. I got (first) "stop crying! You'll wake your brother!" (a horrible sleeper), a kiss on the head and "it's not real, go back to sleep." *leaves room*
post #1220 of 1466
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Originally Posted by TwinsTwicePlusTwo View Post
I think your dad has been talking to my MIL . . .

Speaking of MIL, I got her on the phone the other day (by accident) and mentioned that I'd driven up Kansas. She says "So you finally came to your senses and got an abortion." I drove up there for charity work! Once I got FIL on the phone, I told him that MIL wanted me to abort his grandchild and he let her have it.

This baby was planned! Planned, planned, PLANNED! Ugh! Usually MIL amuses me, but that time she really pissed me off.
I know this was posted forever ago - but I couldn't help but comment.

The ONLY thing that saved me from getting this comment from some of my family is that Sarah Palin's daughter was announced as being pregnant right around the time that my parents were informing their family's! My baby wasn't planned, and yes I am pro-choice, but I was really worried that my extended family would be unsupportive - instead b/c they couldn't support Obama (not only is he a democrat, he's black) they HAD to support McCain and his running mate.
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