I CAN"T stand it!!!! My mom's side of the fam are very quiet, never speak their mind...but make snide remarks to be hurtful!
My grandparents were visiting my parents this weeken, so I made a huge effort to be there, as I don't see them often, and they are getting older, and blah blah!
So, the first night, they got there at like 4pm, dd was having cramps in her stomach, and was miserable, and just did not want to be 'cute', so I left because I could see the look on my grandparents face, that I was letting her yell, ( I had her in my arms whispering to her, trying to calm her down, but she did not know what she wanted, so figured yelling would help). I knew they thought I wasn't handling it right, but I don't believe in time outs, so I'm not going to start now! So, I left, day 2-we are there for supper, didn't get there until 6pm, which was stupid on my part because it's getting late...but actually dd was in great spirits, and was just playing having a grand old time...my grandma and grampa kept making comments like, I'm exausted just watching her!...I ignored it...then, at 9pm, she says, what time does she usually go to bed? I said well, approx 8 pm., she's looking at me and her watch......so I said, oKay then, I guess we're leaving!
You know, it's so hurtful, that people can't just get over the fact that dd is not a shy girl, not the kind of kid that'll sit pretty and "listen"...she's busy, and I love her spirit, and I encourage her to use her imagination, and so what if I'm constantly running with her? ARGH! Just needed to vent!
(at my cousin's wedding, my aunt actually took me aside and said, soand so has offered to take Soleil aside and calm her down...
What?????????????I just drove 6 hrs to come to this stupid wedding, dd is playing with her cousins, who by the way are chasing her and not leaving her alone, and you think she needs to be calmed down BY SOMEONE WHO DOESN'T EVEN HAVE A KID???and we're in a huge hall...why can't she run around?????