Originally Posted by LiLStar
once, out of curiousity, i expressed a little bit of milk into a bowl and offered it to the cats. They absolutely would not touch it.
We had a cat who had 2 kittens once and she refused to take care of them so I tried to give them some of my breast milk and they would have nothing to do with it. I've had cats that would sit in the stroller that we had but only when the baby wasn't in it.
One of my brother's and his girlfriend are having a baby in December. They have some odd ideas about how things are going to work out. She is 16 and he is 21. She did finally say she's going to try breastfeeding but I imagine that she won't do it for long. Also, when I showed her the sling that I made she said "I have to get a stroller because I'm not going to carry my baby around all the time and make it spoiled."
Victoria has gotten into this habit of telling on everyone which all my kids have done and I usually just ignore it. I know that she'll grow out of it and it's not a big deal. So, my brother's girlfriend says " When we were growing up we got punished when we tattled." I told her that was fine for her parents but this is the way that I raise my kids.
Beverly had a tantrum one day while we were sitting in the car waiting for my mom to come out of work and she ended up tearing off a piece of the car seat. It was already loose and I knew my mom wasn't going to see it as any big deal because it was already loose. Well, my brother and his girlfriend made a huge deal out of it. My brother told my kids that he was going to ask them all day till someone admitted doing it. Naturally this was scaring my kids because they're not used to anyone treating them that way. I ended up yelling at my brother that the way I raise my kids was none of his business and he didn't know the first thing about raising any kids. We got into a nasty fight about that. His girlfriend tells me later that they were both upset because they didn't see what kind of punishment Beverly got for tearing that piece off the car. I told her "It's my mom's car and she didn't even worry about it, yet you two are just mad because you figure I didn't do enough to punish my child. That's real intelligent."
I don't especially like his girlfriend. We were talking about the new babies and I said I wasn't getting this one circumcised if it's a boy. She had an US done and she says there's no doubt that she's having a boy and she's getting that nasty piece of skin cut off of him. I told her that first off, it's not a necessary surgery and she did understand that our other brother was 100% a girl and then he was born. She will be one of these girls that wants to sue the doctor if she has a girl.
I was so glad when they moved in with her parents though I do feel sorry for their baby but I told my mom if they moved back in here I would move out.