it was used because the child in the image was of African descent. it's that that bothered me. my mum even elbowed him after he said it, which underscored the inappropriateness of the comment.
I just don't get what they're thinking sometimes. that it's ok to be rude or that they're somehow above everyone and can use such disgusting terminology. it really annoyed me.
my mum doesn't even use the summer comes once a year excuse. it's hot here all year round from what I'm told anyway.
it just doesn't compute that she's always the only one who feels cold/like the air con/breeze is the boogyman but doesn't think she's the one with the issue. it's always everyone else being really extreme by opening a window or wanting the AC on. yesterday she was sitting outside with a thick cardigan on then went inside with all the doors shut and AC was off and it felt like a sauna when I went in to use the bathroom.
I'm so glad they're not staying with us when our bub is born. dh and I were discussing it yesterday in private. bubs is due end of feb and we always get that late summer heatwave so AC and/or windows open for a bit of relief will be non negotiable. plus you can't have a brand new bub in a hot, stuffy room. I can just imagine her complaining constantly and making it all about herself. they can stay in a hotel. it'll be our house, our bub and our AC rules!!
I'll be so happy when Christmas is over! We had a day at DH's dads, a day with my family, and now we're about to spend 2 days at MILs. I'm desperate for some quiet alone time where I can relax without fear of judgement.
Not that I have much to complain about. My parents are pretty good and try hard to be easy going, but with so many people all spending the day together (We had 20 people in a three bed house all day yesterday) its inevitable there will be some tensions and some personality clashes. Its exhausting trying to get along with everyone all the time when there's nowhere to retreat to for a quiet moment.
Family Christmases definitely take some recovery time.
We are in southern tas so it was 33 degrees outside and 40+ degrees in the stinky, diesel-smelling SHED my brother and law decided we'd have a hot Xmas lunch in.
I am 17 weeks preg, his mother is 90 and very frail. Not much thought about others in that family and this is just one small example n
Worst of all was my know-it-all SIL trying to override my parenting of my own child when I and my husband are right there talking to our child at the time. I only just stopped short of telling her to butt out as this is our last Xmas down here ( thank god!!!) as we are moving to Qld to be near my family nov 2016. Yay!!
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