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    Default people referring to your baby as "my"

    as the title suggests, does this bother you?

    for instance, mil cradling your child and going "my gorgeous boy" or "my darling".

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    Yep. Irrational but it Sh!ts me to tears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    as the title suggests, does this bother you?

    for instance, mil cradling your child and going "my gorgeous boy" or "my darling".
    No not if it was family but a distant friend maybe

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    My mum does this and it doesn't bother me. If my dad or FIL did it I also wouldn't care. If anyone else did it, yeah it would bother me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyno1onboard View Post
    My mum does this and it doesn't bother me. If my dad or FIL did it I also wouldn't care. If anyone else did it, yeah it would bother me.
    so mil would bother you?

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    "My darling" from a grandparent wouldn't bother me as its quite generic. But "my baby/my boy" would make me go all mama bear! MY BABY, RAWR!!!

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    ok so for those who find it bothersome...how would you tackle it? or just ignore it?

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    My MIL used to call my DS 'my boy'. It drove me insane!!

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    Default people referring to your baby as "my"

    No I love it, my mum always greets DS when she walks in the door with " where's my baby " and I'm guilty of doing it to my nieces but I do it as more meaning"my" as in my baby niece or my family not as in she's mine obviously, I've honestly never even given it a thought OP, but I suppose yes it might be irritating to some but for my family it's more of a term of endearment

    My MIL calls him "my boy" but their family is like mine so I've never given it a second thought
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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    ok so for those who find it bothersome...how would you tackle it? or just ignore it?
    I live al,Ost next door to MiL (farm) so everything got on my nerves when I had my DS. Any pics I would post on cb I would caption with 'My boy' or 'my boys' if my husband was in the pic too. I can't remember the last time she did it. I never said anything to her but am pretty good at giving hints when I'm ****ty lol


 

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