My in-laws are very weight obsessed. They call their children fat(which yes all four of them are obese) and disgusting. They are tolerant of both of my SILs calling people fat and many other unkind words about their weight. The thing is is that I am the only thin relative this my son has and I have a thyroid issue that makes it hard for me to retain any fat. And since we started trying to have kids I've had to find ways of keeping my weight up enough to ovulate. So I tend to use fatty foods so I can retain fat,it works well for me but they always have to tell me about how disgusting and crappy my diet is even if it's just whole milk.
What I'm scared of is that if my son looks like his Father or any part of my family that they are going to be cruel to him just like they are to his Father and behind my parents back(My Mother has PCOS and my Father has had a problem with his weight since puberty and so has my husband so I honestly think it might be something to do with that).
Does anybody else have relatives like this? How do you handle it if they start saying things to my son without causing a huge family issue? I've got a few years but what if he does have a weight problem and he starts hearing that and it hurts him? Sorry I always have to deal with when they do this to my Husband and it hurts him because they're his parents.I'm just scared of my son starting to hate himself or food because grandma and grandpa says it's gross.
Answer by GoodyBrook at 4:16 PM on May. 22, 2011
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