My mother is a germ o phobe...to the point where we have wondered if she is really OCD, not severe, but mildly OCD. She really LOVES my kids and always "teaches" them about being clean. She went on vacation with us this week and my son started doing some of the neurotic things she does....like you cant touch the faucet, and you cant touch the doors and dont pick the napkin up and wipe your mouth with it after its been on the table....ect....
I KNOW these are cleaner ways to do things, I like to be clean too, but I dont want her to push him into being neurotic about them...over the top.
My dh is ticked, wants me to talk to her about it, I KNOW this will not change her, its like she cant help it sort of.
I talked to my son who is 7 about how Nae Nae goes too far sometimes and he doesnt have to be soooo worried about germs all the time....
Now dh wants me to talk to my mom, I know this will be WW3...
Answer by devinalexis at 8:27 AM on Jul. 24, 2010
Answer by NannyB. at 8:27 AM on Jul. 24, 2010
Answer by MomtoElliett at 8:29 AM on Jul. 24, 2010
Answer by txdaniella at 8:53 AM on Jul. 24, 2010
I don't understand germophobes. It takes so much energy. Being clean is one thing but this is going overboard. With your son, you are around him all the time so I think that you can counter act what your mother did on vacation. Let him know that there are ways to be clean but Grandma goes a little over the top. He'll be OK. As for your mom, IDK, when it's an obsession it's hard to talk to someone about it. Maybe you can tell her that she is making the kids scared of normal kid things and it's making them obsessive . IDK, Good Luck!
Answer by Cindy18 at 9:04 AM on Jul. 24, 2010
Answer by sweetstkissez22 at 9:18 AM on Jul. 24, 2010