So I know this mother who likes to make comments that imply how much better she is than everyone else. One example: I tend to let my son (15 months) explore his surroundings. If he climbs something I like to "spot" him so that he can learn how to use his body safely rather than grabbing at him so he feels like he has to sneak away from me to try to climb something. She made a comment about how she is more "cautious" than I am. I ignored it, but it still got me angry because I am EXTREMELY cautious with my son, I just also like to give him space to learn on his own.
Anyway, these comments are pretty frequent and while I try to be sympathetic and say things that are supportive to her(like when she starts to feel bad about going back to work I tell you "you worked hard to get into your profession, there is no reason why you shouldn't be working!),she doesn't afford me the same respect.
I guess this is just a vent! Thanks!
Asked by Anonymous at 9:01 AM on Dec. 8, 2009 in Just for Fun
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Answer by ddmac314 at 9:50 AM on Dec. 8, 2009
sometimes when we are having a bad day, or our mood is otherwise unpleasant, we take things the wrong way. I'm not saying this is the case with you, but i happens all the time. She might not be trying, to upset you, perhaps she's comfortable with you, and feels like she can express herself freely, thats not a bad thing. Mabe she's a proud mother like we all are and is only expressing that to you, not trying to upset you. Mabe you can respond with something your proud of, say something like " thats great for you, i have been happy about ..... " and mention something that makes you feel good about YOU., Not being nasty but its OK for you to be happy about what you've done as a mom too.
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