WHY do some moms constantly have to compare their kids to someone else's? I just went to lunch with a friend and her son, who is 3 weeks older than mine. I am not exaggerating when I say that she had to "one up" literally EVERY single thing I said. I hardly talked the entire meal. I had to shove my salad in my mouth to keep from telling her off. She had to constantly compare her son to mine, and she showed me at LEAST 100 times (no exaggeration) the words he can say, then would say, "Oh, he (my son) can't say that yet? Wow. ____ has been saying that forever." I know that my son is perfectly on track and intelligent, but she has always been this way. I don't compare my son to anyone. I have no reason or desire to. I just don't get what she's trying to prove. I am so irritated right now. I just called my husband and said, "I am never doing that again", and he just started laughing bc he doesn't like her for that reason and never has. A mutual friend was our server at the restaurant and she even commented to me afterward that she could overhear and couldn't believe it. I like her as a person, but she constantly has to try to be better than everyone. I even mentioned that my son loved blueberries and her response was, "Oh, we're planting a blueberry bush so that he can pick his own blueberries". When I mentioned that my son loved our Christmas tree this past Christmas, she decided to plant her son a Christmas tree in the backyard. I mean, it's almost laughable. Arg.
I guess my question is, why do some moms feel the need to make everything a competition?
Answer by Eek_a_Geek at 2:04 PM on Apr. 13, 2011
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