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anyone else?

I feel like every time my son goes to my in laws house and I come back to get him they are like OMG he ate SOOOOO much, he must have been STARVING?! (like i don't feed him) but then they tell me what he ate the whole time....cookies, candies, puddings, ice creams, etc... and i want to scream NO WONDER HE EATS cause what child with a sweet tooth will turn that stuff down. I hate even leaving him there anymore because it drives me nuts! anyone else have this issue? how do you handle it?

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:49 PM on Mar. 24, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • In my 20s this would have had fit, now in my 30s. I have relaxed tons, I say as long as he isnt coming back sick let them be grandparents.
    okmommy08

    Answer by okmommy08 at 4:51 PM on Mar. 24, 2009

  • My inlaws do the same exact thing!! thankfully they are good people and I love them, so I'll tell them not to do that...whether they listen when I'm not around is debatable....but they spoil my son ugh..but they joke about the boys starving yea right.

    Apr1l

    Answer by Apr1l at 4:51 PM on Mar. 24, 2009

  • Tell them his dentist recommends no sweets. Send him with a lunch box of healthy snacks he loves.
    timelessglass

    Answer by timelessglass at 4:52 PM on Mar. 24, 2009

  • Ignore them. Thats what I'd do.
    lstrickland

    Answer by lstrickland at 5:02 PM on Mar. 24, 2009

  • My DD's Great-Grandmother does the same thing. We are having eating issues with my DD right now anyways, she won't eat meals, just wants to snack all day. I've tried to tell them to limit what she has in the way of snacks so that she'll eat nutritious meals, but it goes in one ear and out the other. So, I've started taking pre-made snacks in a little lunch box for her when she is there. Grapes, crackers, carrot sticks, dried fruit. She still gets some "junk", but she loves her snacks and will eat them alot of the times instead.
    Mizzjos

    Answer by Mizzjos at 11:05 PM on Mar. 25, 2009

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