OK, my best friend. She is pretty non confrontational, but i think I'd say she is a tad passive aggressive. She and her husband are expecting their first baby in february. her hubs is a army medic and she is a MFT. OK so her MIL (his mom) is super hypocondriac and thinks anything and everything is going to kill her or her children, always thinkning the worst is going to happen and they feel she is always being negative, etc. so I text her that I am taking my 4 yr old to the ER b/c for the 3rd time in a week he has complained of a headache and is now crying out in pain holding his head, gave him motrin and before the dr at ER saw him he was fine. Same thing next day, we are seeing his pedi about it and he has another attack, DR sends us to ER fr CT scan. CT scan clear, considering MRI. So, she texts me this morning that her husband is curious why we think he needs an MRI...so i explain the details of what happen, his screaming out in pain, yelling "what is happening to my head" etc. she responds with this: "huh. well, i am glad the CT scan is clear"
I ask if her hubby has any insight, she says "not really, he is not here to know the details" and then "well, poor guy, i hope it just passes"
SO, my issue here is mostly b/c i feel like she is putting me in a box with her MIL and thinking i am over dramatizing this b/c her husband "knows so much"
What would you call someone who in response to a loved one being on the extreme side of a topic (her MIL thinking everything is death) decides to go the opposite and think that EVERY ONE AND EVERYTHING is being blown out of porportion? I mean HOLY COW, If your child kept screaming "what is happening to my head, hats going on?" would you not be concerned?
And before anyone gets a wild hair up you know where...He IS NOT like this EVER, this is totally out of character, we minimize bumps and bruises and he rarely cries if ever over injuries, even when there is blood.
But seriously, im ready to omit her from updates b/c i cant stand the condescention! AAAAHHRG!
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