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    Default What would you do: grandparent interference

    Hi ladies. What would you do in the below scenarios? What do you think I did?

    1) Nearly 3 year old ds1 is getting ready to have dinner at the table after a long day. Ds1 throws his toddler bib (he's a messy eater) on the floor. My mother, sitting on the lounge at the time, shakes her head from side to side. (Hubby then steps in and gives ds1 a warning)

    2) ds1 is taking a while but is chipping away at dinner. Occasionally hubby will kick start ds1 into action by giving him a spoonful and then leaving ds1 to give himself a spoonful. Hubby is a few metres away in the kitchen and my mother walks over and says "ds1 is big enough to feed himself" then walks over to ds1, crankily says "you're a big boy you can feed yourself ... Then grabs his hand (spoon in it) and attempts to force him to feed himself.

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    I'd probably stick the spoon where the sun don't shine. That's abuse.

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    Tell Mother it's time she went home.

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    I bet you ripped her face off!!

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    1) I'd ignore the head shaking
    2) I'd have turned to my mum and said "DS1 is only 3, leave him alone Mum, we have it covered don't you worry. Trying to force him to hold the spoon isn't helping"

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    She sounds like my mother..... we don't get along lol I would probably point out he's only 3 and tell her last I checked DS was my child not hers and not to force feed my child. In fact that in itself could have turned things pretty ugly with me.

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    I would probably say something about how great DS1 was doing with his eating today, and offer some water, or talk about what the family will be doing next - to distract him from my mother. If my mother was a regular during dinner, I would have a quick chat about how it's better if just just my husband and I encourage him with table manners/habits etc. If she was there seldomly I would not say a thing, just let it be.

    What would you do? Probably look at her quietly as if you want to kill her then tell her later to mind her own business

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    Tell her she is a guest in your house and she should act like one and remember that all guests need to leave at some point

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    What's with the new trend of asking us what we think you did?!

    Agree with others - wouldnt be tolerated in my house.

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    I think you need to find out the underlying issue you have with your parents. Hope you're ok but sounds like they are ****ing you off big time


 

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