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Originally Posted by melmcwhorter View Post
We're quite liberal, and she's quite "conservative", so I'm not surprised I guess. Just seems so ignorant (as if clothes make someone gay) & mean-spirited (I mean, would she not love her grandson if he did "turn out" gay???).
Just had to say there are conservatives on this board too. I wouldn't think that. You can't make anyone gay by dressing them with something someone might think is feminine. It's silly though to make assumptions just because someone is a conservative that they think badly about gays. I've had many gay friends. You are who you are.

From one APing conservative mama.
post #662 of 1466
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Originally Posted by FarmerCathy View Post
Just had to say there are conservatives on this board too. I wouldn't think that. You can't make anyone gay by dressing them with something someone might think is feminine. It's silly though to make assumptions just because someone is a conservative that they think badly about gays. I've had many gay friends. You are who you are.

From one APing conservative mama.
: contribute that womans comments to her innate meanness and stupidity, not her political orientation.
post #663 of 1466
...just call me the thread killer
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Don't say that! I love this thread. Please, everyone keep posting, so I can keep :!
post #665 of 1466
To get back on track, here is a quickie:

My MIL told us not to let DD hang upside down, because her liver might become detached!

She has lots of silly wives tales (cat will steal baby's breath, etc...)
post #666 of 1466
That one's new to me!
post #667 of 1466
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Originally Posted by mishka77 View Post
To get back on track, here is a quickie:

My MIL told us not to let DD hang upside down, because her liver might become detached!

She has lots of silly wives tales (cat will steal baby's breath, etc...)
what????
I have heard a lot of stories, but that's a new one!
post #668 of 1466
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Originally Posted by mishka77 View Post
To get back on track, here is a quickie:

My MIL told us not to let DD hang upside down, because her liver might become detached!
That one's just cracking me up, b/c of the anatomy of it all. I mean, if anything will detach it, being upright would seem more likely to do it....
post #669 of 1466
I live in Hawaii and we go to the beach a lot. When I was pregnant, my grandmother would chastise me for it every time I called her. She kept telling me that I needed to stay away from the water because it was dangerous - she told me she was worried I would be attacked by a shark! She was absolutely convinced and it got so bad that my mother made me swear to lie and say I wasn't going swimming anymore.

I guess that's what you get for living your entire life inland and knowing nothing about the ocean. My chances of getting attacked by a shark are less than being struck by lightning.

And yet, it was perfectly fine with her for me to get in the car and drive to work every day while pregnant. Yeesh!
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I live in Hawaii and we go to the beach a lot. When I was pregnant, my grandmother would chastise me for it every time I called her. She kept telling me that I needed to stay away from the water because it was dangerous - she told me she was worried I would be attacked by a shark! She was absolutely convinced and it got so bad that my mother made me swear to lie and say I wasn't going swimming anymore.

I guess that's what you get for living your entire life inland and knowing nothing about the ocean. My chances of getting attacked by a shark are less than being struck by lightning.

And yet, it was perfectly fine with her for me to get in the car and drive to work every day while pregnant. Yeesh!
What stands out for me, is apparently she didn't care if *you* got eaten by a shark since she only worried when you were pregnant. Or did she think you used to be able to swim faster than sharks?
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Ok I have a new one. DS has just started to eat solids and we are doing it baby-led style. Anyway DH told his mom about how DS was enjoying a banana and how we gave him half of one with some of the skin on it and he was tasting it and squishing it etc.

She said to him "Why are you doing that, it's just messy and you should spoon feed him or he will never learn to eat at the table. Your sister did that with her children and it was so messy and now they don't know how to eat at the table"

Actually the 7 year old is fine at eating at the table when we have a family thing and the 5 year old has Aspergers and he has a really hard time sitting at the table.

Oh and actually DS does eat at the table with us in his booster chair
post #673 of 1466
: every time my dad & his wife come over to visit the baby during her cranky time, when nothing will console her except to BF, she asks me if the doctors told me that i can give her sugar water. i tell her no, there's no reason to give her anything other than BM. then the next time they come over, she asks me the same thing, as if to imply that i *should* be giving her sugar water. why oh why should i give her anything with no nutritional value whatsoever, when she is so easily consoled by BFing? this has happened 3-4 times already.

this isn't anything they've said, but i'd like to vent about the amount of stinky perfume and cologne that my dad & his wife wear. it gets all over my DD and she stinks. it even got on my hands just from holding her. not only does it stink but i don't want it getting all over her skin and i don't want her breathing its fumes.

my DH & i have decided to say something to them about this, even if it will hurt their feelings. i'm tired of having my daughter reak of cheap perfume. :
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Originally Posted by bluehairedwoman View Post
i'm tired of having my daughter reak of cheap perfume. :
I know what you mean. This happened to me with my SIL when DS was only a week or two old. I think there was something that really bothered me about my baby smelling like another woman as well as the other issues. Probably overactive hormones but I would bathe DS right after she left, :.
post #675 of 1466
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I know what you mean. This happened to me with my SIL when DS was only a week or two old. I think there was something that really bothered me about my baby smelling like another woman as well as the other issues. Probably overactive hormones but I would bathe DS right after she left, :.
we even bathed her afterwards and she still smelled! her dr. bronners baby mild soap was no match for gallons of cologne.

i am planning on saying something about it. i will spin it from a medical perspective though, i.e. tll them that she has been getting rashes and the dr. told us not to let her come into contact with perfumes (which we don't do anyway). ugh.
post #676 of 1466
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Originally Posted by deadheadmomma View Post
I know what you mean. This happened to me with my SIL when DS was only a week or two old. I think there was something that really bothered me about my baby smelling like another woman as well as the other issues. Probably overactive hormones but I would bathe DS right after she left, :.
My MIL came to the hospital as if she bathed in it, awful. And I love my MIL-but it seems that people lose the "what are newborns like" instinct when they don't have a baby anymore.
We already had huge breastfeeding issues and her stinkin' up the room was no help at all.

I couldn't even use a scented deodorant for a year, only unscented, he started to cry when I masked the "mama scent" too much. My husband couldn't use aftershave as well, he started crying.

A baby's nose is still veeeeeery fresh and easy to overwhelm, people forget that, same with noise- I always hated how clueless people were when they yelled into his ear "oooooooh, are SLEEEEEEEPING baby??- while yanking his legs in the baby wrap.
post #677 of 1466
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I think there was something that really bothered me about my baby smelling like another woman as well as the other issues. Probably overactive hormones but I would bathe DS right after she left, :.
I know exactly how you feel. I hate when people hold my baby because even if they are not wearing perfume, my baby still ends up smelling like them and it drives me bonkers. Once the neighbor's teenage daughter came over (she LOVES my baby, so I let her see her all the time) and held her for a little while and when I got her back, I couldn't smell my baby. She smelled like someone else's scent and detergent. It drove me absolutely wild! I could only stand it for about three minutes before I went and scrubbed my baby down in the bath, even though she had already had a bath that morning.
post #678 of 1466
My MIL only bathes like twice a week, maybe (I've never asked.) Either way she smells like a weird mix between BO and something else (it's subtle.) Anyway, my son comes home from grandmas smelling just like her and it drives me up a wall. My daughter never came home smelling like that probably because she wasn't (and still isn't) cuddley. I never realized how bad it was until my son was born.
post #679 of 1466
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Originally Posted by mishka77 View Post
To get back on track, here is a quickie:

My MIL told us not to let DD hang upside down, because her liver might become detached!

She has lots of silly wives tales (cat will steal baby's breath, etc...)
Wasn't that in an episode of House recently? It wasn't a baby. A grown woman's liver was hanging. She was fine laying down, but passed out whenever they stood her up.
post #680 of 1466
This one is not so bad but I will relay it anyway. I was grocery shopping with my 11 month old on my back in the Ergo. She clearly was happy. The cashier said, "You should get one of those Baby Bjorn's where they hang from the front." I said, "Oh no, those kill your back. I had one for my first and I deliberately did not give it to a friend because I didn't want to subject them to the pain." I usually am not outspoken about my opinions to strangers so I was proud for clearly stating my opinion.
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