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    Never had anyone refer to the boys in this way but if they did, yeh it would bother me. Anyone refering to our children as theirs family or not would not sit well with me.

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    It would bother me, I see it as a sign of possessiveness that no one should have when it comes to my son.

    That being said, I can't stand DH's stepmother (his Mother isn't alive) so anything she says tends to irritate me.

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    I'd be pretty meh about it to be honest, wouldn't make me feel insecure or anything. If I though there was something behind it I'd straight out say something.

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    I could not care less. Obviously it makes more sense coming from family than friends, but even from friends I'd see it a sign of affection for my bub, so why would that bother me? My friends and I are all very loving towards each others kids. So I have no issue with it.

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    Also my mum and MIL call my three kids "my darling, my precious, my special boy" etc. It's their grandchildren, and I like the way they speak about them. <3

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    Quote Originally Posted by shani2 View Post
    It's my mum who says it and she says it all the time. I would never say anything about it to her. DH thinks I'm mad for thinking it.
    This is me. I grit my teeth and the. Eventually I explode lol

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    I love it. When I hear our DD's grandparents saying 'my love/sweet/etc' it melts me. They are not trying to claim ownership - they are just so proud and in love with her that they want her to be associated with them. The other day I walked into daycare and DD proudly introduced me to her peers as 'my mummy'. It made me feel lighter than air - she was proud and wanted me to be associated with her. If she feels even a 1/100th of that feeling when our loved ones call her 'my' then I want them to do it a million times a day.

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    Couldn't care less. First world problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littleriv View Post
    Wow i have never thought about this. No it doesn't bother me at all. How lucky my kids are to have people invested in their wellbeing, is how i view it. I dont think of my kids as my possessions, as being mine, to the exclusion of others, including grandparents, iykwim.
    1000% this. Our children don't belong to us.
    Everyone bangs on about wanting a village to raise a child but nobody really means it.
    I call all children 'my love' or 'my darling'.
    I think it's a very sad state of affairs that so many people feel that their children are their possessions and would get annoyed at other people speaking to them in a loving manner.

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    It drove me up the walls twice. Both times it was from female I had just met (friend of a friend). They were totally smitten with DS and would keep calling him my love, my baby.

    If looks could kill..... 😋

    For families and friends I'm ok. I think they are a little bit of their baby too.


 
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