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My Mom Is Too Attractive!
i am stressed!! mother in law seams to think my baby is her baby
You can't knock free babysitting, but sometimes parents overstep boundaries in their efforts to help. We solve the new problems you may face with your folks. Ten minutes after we brought our newborn son home, the phone rang. My husband's mother wanted to see her grandchild, Eric, and said she'd be over for dinner at 6 P. Was she kidding? My MIL had never invited herself over. Why would she assume that Aaron and I wanted company on our first night flying solo as parents?
We love you. We know you love our children and we are thankful for that.
frances mcneil death at the seaside
I'm sorry Hun, I've read your previous posts so I know what you're talking about. - A toxic relationship is a two-way street. But in a mother-child relationship, the parent does wield an amazing amount of emotional power.
A persistent problem in parent-grandparent relationships is that the parents feel that the grandparents are overstepping boundaries. Sometimes they feel that the grandparents are undermining the parents' right to make decisions about their children. Sometimes the problem is that the grandparents horn in on special occasions and claim special privileges that rightfully belong to the parents. These grandparents must simultaneously occupy the parenting and grandparenting roles. They are not the grandparents being discussed here. They do a difficult job and deserve accolades, not criticism. When grandparents provide routine child care , or when they live with their grandchildren in a multi-generational home, the likelihood of boundary issues increases.
At first MIL was talking about our baby and saying she is excited to take him to the zoo for the first time, spending every Sunday together alone, going camping, etc. All seemed very cute. Naturally, we appreciate her babysitting from time to time to help, but WE will be the first to take him to the zoo or to go camping. But whatever. Then yesterday she said she plans to take him to Europe for a month next year to visit my husband's family - something my husband and I planned to do when the baby is older.