I'm stealing this from another forum I go to because I think it's such a good idea. Please feel free to join in!
To my mother, he is not YOUR baby, he's MY baby!
To any number of people, no he's not mad, he just likes to scream/grunt/yell. No he's not tired/hungry/bored, it's just what he does. I'm his Mom, I think I know him better than YOU!
I'm sure I have more, but those are the only ones that are on my mind right now.
Come ladies, rant with me!!!!!!!
To my mom- I don't understand why you are so worried about my brother and his new baby coming up, you have 3 grandchildren just down the road you NEVER visit!!! Seriously, would it kill you to come see them once in a while or get half as concerned over not seeing them for long spells???
To my mother in law- my son does NOT need to eat cookies and candy the ENTIRE time he's at your house. he really is fine with just drinking water in his sippy, he doesn't need you to put soda in it!!!!!
To everyone else- yes, they are adorable and they do look a lot alike, want em???!!!
(wow, that felt kind of good! Thanks Kitty, evidently I needed that)
As you're all probably well aware, I rarely keep myself from saying what's on my mind. Even strangers are not spared my wrath. However, my parents have asked me to be a tad more easy going with my siblings. So....
To my brother- Really? Yet another trip to Florida to visit your skanky girlfriend's family this year? Think maybe your sister and niece might enjoy seeing you? Oh that last job didn't work out because the insurance benefits weren't up to snuff? How's unemployment and no insurance working out for ya? You realize you're 25 and have only been employed a total of maybe 6 months in your entire life. How's that looking on you resume? And NO, living in your GF's parents' basement DOES NOT constitute living on your own! Using her parents' credit cards for your "bills" does not mean you are independent! Get a damn job!
To my baby sister - Marry him. For the love of god, marry him. You have TERRIBLE taste in men and you have finally managed to find a really awesome guy. MARRY HIM before he gets away! Oh, and ya think maybe your niece would appreciate a visit?
Ohhhh BEST thread EVER!! Ok, mine are going to be rough - don't get upset!!
To MIL, FIL (and a trait unfortunately passed down to...) DF - STOP belittling/throwing insults at your own family INFRONT of company!!!!! It's embarassing to watch; I could only imagine how the other party feels!!
To DF - Stop throwing me under the bus to your parents EVERY chance you get!! It's not ALWAYS me!! I hate that when we go over there you BLAME EVERYTHING on me so that you can still be your momma's little boy and look perfect in her eyes! Get some balls & tell her you don't agree w her!!
To MIL - I don't care what you did back in 1770; or whenever you had kids - I'm NOT putting pablum in my daughter's bottle!! I'm NOT going to let my baby CIO, cause you think I'm spoiling her!! And I don't care if someone else's baby is eating something mine isn't - Last I checked 8 months is different than 1 year!!!! GRRRRRR!!!
To SIL - STOP STOP STOP giving my child cherry cheese cake, lemon pie, coconut cream pie and other **** you think she might like!!!
To Mom - Leave me alone w your BFing rants! I don't CARE that you BF'd me every hour on the hour and then I'd throw it all up and start all over again and that I should consider myself lucky that Sophie isn't like me. Stop snickering under your breath and glaring at my baby's bottle when I offer it to her instead of my boobies. IT'S MY FRICKIN' CHOICE and I'd have to say I'm doing a DAMN GOOD JOB at Bfing thus far! Stop making me feel like a failure as a parent because I think formula and bottles are fine - I still love my baby!!!
To a number of people- yes nate will decide when he is ready to stop bf not me..
To my brother- grow up stop being selfish and no the world doesnt revolve around u.
To many people- cio is for some people but not me so stop pushing
To mil- i do trust u with my son- but ur weird creepy husband not so much
Doing this and drinking a glass of wine is great!
Mom: I wouldn't let you watch my child if I lived nearby, because I KNOW you don't care what I say and you would feed my kid nothing but candy and junk all the time.
MIL: I spend every single day and night with her, yes I have seen her do that. Yes, I know she should be eating some solids, SHE IS! No, she doesn't need shoes to help her balance. And everytime you tell me about what your babies did your story changes, one time she was walking at 10 months, then 9 months, then 8 months. Next time you tell it she will have been born walking!
SIL: You are Fing crazy, totally certifiable. I do NOT give a crap that you had issues when you were younger, grow the F up and use some common sense!! You own son is the one who doesn't want you watching your grandson, not Amber. And by the way, ONE person, that you HATE, ONE time when Lyla was a week old said she looked like you. Nobody is saying that she looks like you now. And don't you ever say she looks more like you than me again.
BFF: You think so highly of yourself and think you are so right all the time. You are the biggest hipocrit. Every single time you've ever dated a guy your entire personality changed to become what you thought he wanted. You and your DH change careers like people change underwear. Find something and stick to it. And finally, just because I still hold a lot of the same values I always did does not make me less evolved than you. I respect your views, even the ones I don't agree with, I deserve the same respect. Stop trying to make me feel stupid because your views have changed and mine haven't.
DH: Do the dishes every once in a while on your day off. Would it really be so hard to help out now and then without being asked?
Really though, I get a great deal of positive support from these people. They are good people, but dang I had some stuff in there.