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post #941 of 1466
I just got back from visiting my family and in laws in Texas. I swear I've never heard such ridiculous things!
From an older (60's) friend of my DH's family:
"He's not circumcised? You know you'll have to do that eventually!"
"You know Jesus was circumcised." (I informed her that Jesus was also Jewish...she insisted that we were, too.)
"He's 3 months old, don't you give him cereal? He'll never stay satisfied with just your milk."
She also made tons of comments about how most black people are criminals and we (we meaning white people) shouldn't "mate" with them. I just looked at her like she was crazy.

From my Grandmother:
"He can't sit up by himself? All my girls could sit up and stand up when they were 3 months old."
Talking to my son, "Mom doesn't teach you how to sit up? You should come live with me. I'll let you have cereal, water and you can teethe on a chicken bone!"
post #942 of 1466
It's the miniature pot belly pig right? They get as big as a medium sized dog.....very well mannered....and litter box trainable......although I probably wouldn't let it have precidence over my children in that way (or anyway) but they are cute and sweet still.

I have a friend that also has one.....her children lay on it and cuddle up to it when they are watching TV......her son has an X-box and that crazy pig will sit with him and watch him play for however long he plays....it has its own baby swimming pool in the summer to keep cool. They have a cat and the pig and the cat are very best friends.....the cat will come in from outside and immediately start howling for the pig...it will come out from wherever and the kitty will just rub against the pig all over and the pig will grunt and rub back...crazy things.....They are all VERY attached to this pig..not at all what you think having a pig in thehouse would be like.
post #943 of 1466
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Originally Posted by momo7 View Post
It's the miniature pot belly pig right? They get as big as a medium sized dog.....very well mannered....and litter box trainable......although I probably wouldn't let it have precidence over my children in that way (or anyway) but they are cute and sweet still.
:

That's what I wanted to say, but you phrased it better!!
post #944 of 1466
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Originally Posted by ashleyhaugh View Post
my mom gave us porkchop bones to teethe on, and we've given ds a pork chop bone once, and a couple of chicken bones, and he loves to chew on them, they taste good, and he sucks all of the good stuff out, lol
Us too. DS loves meat, cant get enough of it, but i don't want him to eat too much, so I give him a solid bone to chew.
post #945 of 1466
I was told by a woman I used to work with that I shouldn't be putting lotion on my breasts while pregnant if I was planning to breastfeed. My nipples would end up too soft and I would bleed and poison the baby with my blood. Apparently this was the exact same reason she started giving her son formula within the first 2 weeks of his life.

Uhhh....ok.
post #946 of 1466
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Originally Posted by amberskyfire View Post

When she called a few days ago, she wanted to know if I was giving the baby (only 2 weeks old) water. I said no and she, utterly shocked, said "doesn't she ever get thirsty?"
Love that one.

"Yes, I'll give the baby water just as soon as I want to give her a heart attack. Water can cause serious electrolyte imbalances in infants and can lead to fatal arrhythmias."

That pretty much ended that conversation.
post #947 of 1466
Someone told me I'd better supplement with formula from the beginning otherwise the baby might begin to prefer breastmilk and wouldn't take formula later on. :
post #948 of 1466
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Originally Posted by moodyred01 View Post
Someone told me I'd better supplement with formula from the beginning otherwise the baby might begin to prefer breastmilk and wouldn't take formula later on. :
Yee-gods, wouldn't that be a tragedy?


post #949 of 1466
Oh god...too many!

That babywearing is 'not natural'. :
That formula is 'just as good as breastmilk as it has so many vitamins in it these days'.
I get the one about him being spoilt quite a bit too. I don't mind though. I just smile and shrug at people when they try and tell me about parenting.

OHH but the ones I hate are when DS is eating finger foods (he's 10 months and has kinda been part spoonfed/part BLW, but prefers the BLW) I get the 'OMG! What if he chokes!' thing from other mothers. I have a friend who gives her 15mo DS chocolate buttons. And she cuts them in half 'in case he chokes'. She offered one to DS and I let him have one whole (they are tiny). "OMG you give him them WHOLE! What if he chokes!" Lol, if she saw him self-feeding bananas, pears, mini sandwiches etc she would be shocked.

The worst choking incident we had was on smooth jar food, figure that out And talking of that, I've had numerous people telling me it was 'best' for DS! Some people really don't do any research do they lol
post #950 of 1466
At a dinner, with my 6mo and a group of adults (most my parents' age or older):

Toby starts crying.
Lady: I can feed him, if you want.
Me: (snorting a bit) Not unless you lactate, you can't!
Lady: No, I meant his bottle. I can give him the bottle.
Me: I don't have one.
Lady: Well how is he going to eat?
Me: He gets it from the tap.
Lady: Right, but you're not going to do it HERE.




I did.
post #951 of 1466
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Originally Posted by micah_mae_ View Post
She also made tons of comments about how most black people are criminals and we (we meaning white people) shouldn't "mate" with them. I just looked at her like she was crazy.
If only everyone knew we were all black at some point.
post #952 of 1466
[QUOTE=momo7;13281348]It's the miniature pot belly pig right? They get as big as a medium sized dog.....very well mannered....and litter box trainable......although I probably wouldn't let it have precidence over my children in that way (or anyway) but they are cute and sweet still.

The pig weighs almost 200 pounds. I wouldn't call that miniature or medium sized. It is a pot belly though, yes. He's not very well mannered either, he screams and snorts constantly. I do believe he is litter trained and he is cute though.
post #953 of 1466
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Originally Posted by smeisnotapirate View Post
At a dinner, with my 6mo and a group of adults (most my parents' age or older):

Toby starts crying.
Lady: I can feed him, if you want.
Me: (snorting a bit) Not unless you lactate, you can't!
Lady: No, I meant his bottle. I can give him the bottle.
Me: I don't have one.
Lady: Well how is he going to eat?
Me: He gets it from the tap.
Lady: Right, but you're not going to do it HERE.




I did.
What a great response!
post #954 of 1466
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post #955 of 1466
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Originally Posted by moodyred01 View Post
Someone told me I'd better supplement with formula from the beginning otherwise the baby might begin to prefer breastmilk and wouldn't take formula later on. :


Thanks for the laugh! I had to laugh out loud at this one!!!
post #956 of 1466
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Originally Posted by veronika01 View Post
wow! Some of these comments are so rude! I can't believe it.

Here's my contribution. We started going to a homeschooling group and my son got into some things he wasn't supposed to while playing outside. Like a 4 yr old should know not to throw toys in the pool while the pool is littered with rocks and toys! Anyway, i knew he was a handfull and apologized. Next thing i know they started phoning me (and admitted to gossiping about me) and started talking about my children's salvation (i'm a christian, but this was sooooo over the top!) and how my children will go to hell if i didn't start spanking them immediately! Then they asked me if i'd ever given him (my son) a good hiding. I said we didn't spank anymore, stopped that years ago because it wasn't what we wanted, plus it didn't work to discipline my children. The woman then proceeds to tell me that i spanked him the wrong way! She said i should spank him until he started crying over being in pain from the spanking and not because he was in trouble. Wow oh wow! Needless to say, we never went back to the homeschool group.
that is terrible and extremely heartbreaking
post #957 of 1466
I got told Saturday my baby looks like a drunken sailor. I had no idea how to reply to that one.
post #958 of 1466
Looks like, or walks like? I often commented that DD walked like a drunken sailor when she was taking her early steps. I think that's something people say often about lurching toddlers...
post #959 of 1466
looks like. She's only 4.5 months.
post #960 of 1466
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Originally Posted by Crystal_R View Post
I got told Saturday my baby looks like a drunken sailor. I had no idea how to reply to that one.
I've seen drunken saiors....and even though I haven't seen your baby...I know for sure she doesn't look like one.
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