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post #1261 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.
Think about why you'd be mad if someone did that you your child. Because it wouldn't help anything, right?

So if you are ever tempted to be that person remind yourself that you aren't going to help matters and BITE YOUR TONGUE OFF if you have to.

Saying something like that in that situation is just the grown-up form of throwing a tantrum. Tantrums are okay in 3 year olds not in adults.
post #1262 of 1466
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Originally Posted by Lynn08 View Post
Ooh, ooh, I just thought of one!

When lovey was 1-2 mos:

GM: It's your own fault she's so clingy.
Me: What do you mean?
GM: Well, you were constantly rubbing your belly when you were pregnant. Now she expects to be touched all the time.
Me:?!?!?!?!?!

I think I just said something like "time to change her diaper" and left the room because I had no idea how to respond!
That's... a new one.
post #1263 of 1466
I've got one. If you had a choice between your child's safety and your own comfort, what would you choose?

The AAP recently modified its carseat recommendation and now recommends keeping children rear-facing up to at least age 2 (before, it just said the maximum of the seat and didn't specify an age). So I posted that to my Facebook, and the very first comment was something like "Safety isn't everything... my second child was less than a year when they started fussing and wanting to be turned around... I couldn't wait until I could do that and finally have some peace while driving."
post #1264 of 1466
I don't have a long history of parenting- DD is 11 weeks- but my mother really started things off on the right foot, stupid advice wise!!

She flew up for a visit (we're in PA, she is in TX) when my baby was 3 weeks old. We were all over for dinner at my aunt's house, and my mother was holding the baby on her lap, laying down, with the baby's head dangling off her knee. DD was squirming, little wonder. Well, mom looks at me and says "she wants to be in control of the situation. You need to get a handle on that right now."

My aunt and I just looked at each other.

An hour later, watching me rock DD to sleep: "She is very controlling."

:

On the plus side: The insight on her views cleared up so many questions about why I so deeply resent that woman...
post #1265 of 1466
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Originally Posted by jeminijad View Post
I don't have a long history of parenting- DD is 11 weeks- but my mother really started things off on the right foot, stupid advice wise!!

She flew up for a visit (we're in PA, she is in TX) when my baby was 3 weeks old. We were all over for dinner at my aunt's house, and my mother was holding the baby on her lap, laying down, with the baby's head dangling off her knee. DD was squirming, little wonder. Well, mom looks at me and says "she wants to be in control of the situation. You need to get a handle on that right now."

My aunt and I just looked at each other.
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post #1266 of 1466
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Originally Posted by jeminijad View Post
I don't have a long history of parenting- DD is 11 weeks- but my mother really started things off on the right foot, stupid advice wise!!

She flew up for a visit (we're in PA, she is in TX) when my baby was 3 weeks old. We were all over for dinner at my aunt's house, and my mother was holding the baby on her lap, laying down, with the baby's head dangling off her knee. DD was squirming, little wonder. Well, mom looks at me and says "she wants to be in control of the situation. You need to get a handle on that right now."

My aunt and I just looked at each other.

An hour later, watching me rock DD to sleep: "She is very controlling."

:

On the plus side: The insight on her views cleared up so many questions about why I so deeply resent that woman...
I... I have no words for that...
post #1267 of 1466
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Originally Posted by jeminijad View Post
I don't have a long history of parenting- DD is 11 weeks- but my mother really started things off on the right foot, stupid advice wise!!

She flew up for a visit (we're in PA, she is in TX) when my baby was 3 weeks old. We were all over for dinner at my aunt's house, and my mother was holding the baby on her lap, laying down, with the baby's head dangling off her knee. DD was squirming, little wonder. Well, mom looks at me and says "she wants to be in control of the situation. You need to get a handle on that right now."

My aunt and I just looked at each other.

An hour later, watching me rock DD to sleep: "She is very controlling."

:

On the plus side: The insight on her views cleared up so many questions about why I so deeply resent that woman...
Yes you're daughter does sound like a master manipulator. She's even manipulating you while she sleeps.
post #1268 of 1466
"You know, people died all the time before vaccines!"








... yeah, good thing we nipped THAT in the bud.
post #1269 of 1466
My husband's grandfather came in town to see the family this past weekend while my husband was away on a business trip. I took our 2 month old daughter over to my in-law's to see GP, who proceeded to grill me about my parenting. He said so many things I could vent about here, but the best was this: After commenting on how well my dd was growing, he asks:

GP: "Is she still only getting Mommy's milk?"
Me: "Yes. And I don't really have any plans of giving her anything else."
GP: "Well, I guess we better hope she does well on that then."
Me:

Seriously? Who does he think he is?
post #1270 of 1466
Mother-in-law insists that we need to get a bassinet or Moses basket because a newborn will be far too small for a crib.

She has also reportedly said that her grandson WILL be circumcised.

And that if we do things differently, she's not going to agree with it.

Girlfriend and I are coming close to reminding her that, hi, this is not her child to raise.

(Unfortunately, her son is a momma's boy and won't stand up to her for anything. )
post #1271 of 1466
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Originally Posted by Harmony96 View Post
I've got one. If you had a choice between your child's safety and your own comfort, what would you choose?

The AAP recently modified its carseat recommendation and now recommends keeping children rear-facing up to at least age 2 (before, it just said the maximum of the seat and didn't specify an age). So I posted that to my Facebook, and the very first comment was something like "Safety isn't everything... my second child was less than a year when they started fussing and wanting to be turned around... I couldn't wait until I could do that and finally have some peace while driving."
people hurrying to turn their car seats around is my PET PEEVE!! i'm with you!!
post #1272 of 1466
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Originally Posted by frontierpsych View Post
"You know, people died all the time before vaccines!"








... yeah, good thing we nipped THAT in the bud.


Oh my, funniest thing I've read all day. (And I agree - check out my tagline)
post #1273 of 1466
Ok, probably not the dumbest or worst, but annoying:

I was holding my binky-loving (at the time 18month old) DD standing in line at the grocery store. This older gentleman walked up and snatched the binky from her mouth and said, "Aren't you too old to have this?"

I snatched it back and said, "Aren't you too old to be taking things out of other people's mouths?"

UGHHHH, still gets under my skin!

My BF days were cut short because of health issues and offering her a binky allowed her to get in the extra sucking that she craved because of the breast being taken prematurely. It was no one's dang business if I had let her keep it until she was 5. Ok, off my
post #1274 of 1466
The librarian overheard me saying that I was pg again...She butts in and asks if I'm still breastfeeding (ds is 8 months, and always BF nakey butt in the library). When i said Yup! she says "Well, your going to have to stop that RIGHT now or there wont be any milk left for the baby!" (i'm 5 weeks pg ). So I told her I was planning on tandem nursing, and she was HORRIFIED!!! lol. She said it wouldnt work. I told her that if i could hve my kid out of diapers at 2 weeks, that I'm pretty sure I could do ANYTHING!!! She had nothing to say....
post #1275 of 1466
OH. Car seats. :
Them "Ugh, do I *have* to keep my ten month old RF, it's such a huge pain... whinewhinewhine..."
Me: "Not as much pain as burying him would be."
Seriously. If I can safely RF a recaro in a two door cavalier, you can manage. Promise.

Idiots.
Or oh oh oh! Dad told me to let my three day old CIO. Says he did it with me, while in the same breath "and you were such a GOOD baby..." Pfftblah.

Stupid stupid people.
post #1276 of 1466
[QUOTE=jeminijad;13715021On the plus side: The insight on her views cleared up so many questions about why I so deeply resent that woman...[/QUOTE]


i have similar issues with my mother too, and somewhere inside, on a very deep level, i still don't feel like i can completely trust her. i really wonder if it was the CIO and spanking that deeply ingrained that into my brain
post #1277 of 1466
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Originally Posted by choosewisdom View Post
Ok, probably not the dumbest or worst, but annoying:

I was holding my binky-loving (at the time 18month old) DD standing in line at the grocery store. This older gentleman walked up and snatched the binky from her mouth and said, "Aren't you too old to have this?"

I snatched it back and said, "Aren't you too old to be taking things out of other people's mouths?"

UGHHHH, still gets under my skin!

My BF days were cut short because of health issues and offering her a binky allowed her to get in the extra sucking that she craved because of the breast being taken prematurely. It was no one's dang business if I had let her keep it until she was 5. Ok, off my
my ds is 19months and i HATE it when people do that.... hes learned though, he bites down, and they cant take it, lol. what business is it of theirs if he has one or not:??
post #1278 of 1466
I was in a pretty small store yesterday and my dd asked to go put the cart away. She was maybe 10 feet away from me when an older man said, "You know she's walking away???" in a panicked tone. I said, "yes, she's just putting the cart away." He says, "is that safe?" I replied, "kids don't really get snatched by strangers, she's fine" with a huge smile on my face. I finished my transaction, dd came skipping back to me and he tried 3 times to start a conversation with her. Ummm, seems to me the stranger trying to get my dd's attention is more dangerous than her parking the cart 10 feet away

I was nice and he was nice but the reality was, she was safer walking by herself than standing there talking to a strange old man she didn't know.
post #1279 of 1466
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Originally Posted by choosewisdom View Post
I snatched it back and said, "Aren't you too old to be taking things out of other people's mouths?"
What a great response!
post #1280 of 1466
Just got back from a 3-day visit to my family. That was fun, let me tell ya. There was nothing too outrageous, just a lot of little annoyances. My grandmother insisted that her out-of-control step-grandsons would be so much better behaved if their mother would "give them a good whoopin'." SIL refuses to BF her 3-wk-old around anybody but her husband, even with a blanket, so she's getting 3-4 bottles of formula every day (don't know why a SAHM is doing that much running around 3 weeks after a C-section anyway). SIL says she wants to get the baby off the formula, but she doesn't believe in nipple confusion, refuses to BF even around family, won't do breast compression to keep the baby nursing after she falls asleep, and is about to go on the pill. She's a nurse, you'd think she'd know better. I'm betting on full formula by 3 months. She's already insisting that she's not making enough milk. No wonder, with only partial feeding and letting the baby sleep at the breast without getting the hindmilk! The pill's just going to make it worse and I told her so, but she's going to get it anyway. She's also letting her fuss for 5-10 minutes every time she puts her to bed so she doesn't get used to being picked up for every peep because "I have things to do!" :

I did find out something good while I was there, though. I have a friend who insisted before her baby was born that she would definitely not be breastfeeding longer than three months. Baby got to three months and she said she'd only breastfeed for six months. Baby is 14 months and still nursing.
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