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so why is it that before some people have babiesthey say how cute yours is but after they have babies and you tell them how cute they are they never say anything about yours?

they say thank you but they never say anything else. or when a friend has a baby and ignore you now that she is a mother too. and when you ask her about her kid she replies but then she never asks about your kid? why are some people like this?

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lambdarose

Asked by lambdarose at 6:17 PM on Jan. 16, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • I think some people don't want it to sound like response, like they are only asking because you asked first.
    BabyBugsmama

    Answer by BabyBugsmama at 6:20 PM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • Because you say a baby is cute to compliment the mom...and a true compliment never has strings atattched. :)
    Bearsjen

    Answer by Bearsjen at 6:23 PM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • yeah and they never say anything about my child after they had their own but its ok for me to say how cute theirs is over and over. but this only happened after they had a kid. how is that strings attached?
    lambdarose

    Comment by lambdarose (original poster) at 6:26 PM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • By the time they have a BABY, your child is not a BABY anymore. I tend to think ppl comment more on actual BABIES, over toddlers and pre schoolers.

    KairisMama

    Answer by KairisMama at 7:09 PM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • i agree with pp about babies getting more compliments. but its really not an issue on my end... at least not that ive noticed dd and ds get compliments whenever we go anywhere
    MrsDuff

    Answer by MrsDuff at 7:18 PM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • exactly, she is always getting complimented and why is it that toddlers would not get complimented. i compliment any and all age kids. i see a cute kid or any child doing something cute or just being a kid i smile and say how cute. and especially my friends i comment all the time.
    lambdarose

    Comment by lambdarose (original poster) at 7:29 PM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • They probably just don't think about it....
    Anna92464

    Answer by Anna92464 at 7:31 PM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • OP are you wondering why your friends don't compliment your kids anymore, or why the general public will compliment your friend's baby but not your older kids?

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:31 PM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • why friends don't compliment my child.

    she always is getting complimented when we are out. she even got money once. lol.
    so its more friends. i understand but she is not that much older then some of these other children. some are babies but i have one friends that has a 1yr old and my baby is only 9months old then hers. she lost touch when her son was born.

    i am just curious because i would never do that to a friend or family member no matter how old the child got. i mean i am not saying be superficial but why say it up until you have your own kid and then it seems a little self obsorbed after that.

    am i the only one that this happens to?
    lambdarose

    Comment by lambdarose (original poster) at 8:24 PM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • Has your friend complimented your children before? If so, she isn't going to do it every time she seems you, especially now that she has her own kids.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:46 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

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