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I'm staying with my parents right now (they live on the other side of the country and we're visiting) and she keeps making comments about my choices! Firstly, she refuses to spend any time without the television on (we're a TV free family) even though it's giving me headaches (I only ask that she shut it off for a half hour!) and she keeps making comments like "You had better never bring tofu over for that child or I'll be feeding him something else!" ???? He's MY child, I am his mother and it's MY decision to feed him what I feel is best for him (it's a stupid argument because he's too young for tofu right now, but it's the disrespect that bugs me). How dare you tell me that you would undermine my parenting! Then, when I explained my choices about natural toys she says "well, this is Grandma's house, anything goes." No, anything does not go! No matter where my child is, I expect people to at least try and respect my parenting choices. Oh, and this one is my favorite: "You're going to make him weird. You can't save the world through your child. It's just going to make him weird." What? Seriously? I'm just angry and irritable, especially since the TV is constantly blaring here. Thanks for reading and allowing me to get it out (without getting into it with my mother).