I don't think anyone says that about DD. I don't think I even do..
+ Reply to Thread
Results 11 to 20 of 85
29-04-2016 18:52 #11
29-04-2016 18:53 #12
29-04-2016 18:54 #13
It used to bug me when my mother did it but I think that was more to the fact that I'm almost certain she would try to get him (my eldest) to call her Mum when my back was turned.
If MIL did it, I wouldn't mind but I have seen my MIL get angry at her daughters in-laws for calling the grandkids "my boys" etc, so I doubt she would.
I tend to think if there are other issues with that particular relationship, especially if it's to do with being competitive, it's bound to bug you so much more.
29-04-2016 18:54 #14
The Following User Says Thank You to turquoisecoast For This Useful Post:
29-04-2016 18:55 #15
Doesn't bother me at all..
I like that my family /friends are so doting....
29-04-2016 18:57 #16Senior Member
- Join Date
- Aug 2013
I call my grandson my darling boy. I tell him he's grandmas boy
He's my family
29-04-2016 19:01 #17
I don't think anyone does with dd, but yes it would bug me. There's an ownership in the phrasing and it would rub me up the wrong way for sure. Not sure how I'd deal with it though.
29-04-2016 19:02 #18
My dad does it and it doesn't bother me. Because of this it would be unfair of me to think it was wrong or annoying if MIL or FIL did it as my children are just as much my parents grandchildren as they are my parents in Law's.
Unless their behaviour follows through - ie they're truly trying to physically take away your child and make them 'mine' I think it really is a battle you need to not bother with. A first world problem really.
I grew up without my grandparents around, I love that my kids have 4 grandparents who are very involved in their lives and I would never dream of telling any of them not to call them my girl or my boy.
29-04-2016 19:04 #19Senior Member
- Join Date
- Feb 2012
- Sydney NSW
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.
29-04-2016 19:05 #20
If they are family I dont see what the problem is.
If they said my gorgeous grandson would that be acceptable?
For me personally I find it sweet. If they said son/daughter then that would be crossing the line and i would just tell them not to say that as they are not their child.
By Ryanj in forum General Sleeping & Settling ChatReplies: 10Last Post: 15-04-2016, 13:13
By Mod-Degrassi in forum General ChatReplies: 20Last Post: 11-02-2016, 21:44
By bhoffice in forum Product RecallsReplies: 0Last Post: 07-06-2015, 01:40
Little Kickers NSWLittle Kickers was launched in 2002 in the UK and arrived Down Under in 2009. Our motto is “Play not Push” and we ...
LATESTWhy it is OK for your child to be differentWhat is a blessing way? How is it different to a baby shower?7 ways to break the ‘mumnotony’ at home
POPULARWhen can I start giving chores to my children?New baby nursery checklist – a guide to newborn essentialsWhat to pack for labour and hospital – a checklist
FORUMS - chatting now ...
Egg Donation in South Africa #14Egg Donation
Egg Donation in Greece #5Egg Donation
I am... #20General Chat
Loan for a businessFamily Finances
Lunch box ideas that doesn't include sandwichRecipes & Lunchbox Ideas
Pelvic floor exercises - extra helpGeneral Health
Inheritance WWYDGeneral Chat