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my MIL refers to her grandaughter as IT.

Posted by on Jul. 31, 2013 at 12:40 PM
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She's now a little over a year and a half (20 months tomorrow) and she STILL refers to her as IT. Sometimes she'll ask how's *M* doing? And she'll hear her fussing or laughing in the background and ask what's wrong with it? Or what is it doing? She's even referred to her a few times as a boy! I was like wtf?? My DAUGHTER is a girl. She is not an it. She is not a he. Ughhhh!!!! Has anyones parents or in-laws done this?? Now if something is wrong and she's fussing or something her twin sister (mil's twin, not the baby's) will be like awww bless it. That's fine, she's not being derogatory or anything but mil does this on a regular basis and it drives me absolutely nuts!!! Sorry for the rant, but good grief!!
by on Jul. 31, 2013 at 12:40 PM
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TurtleMomma82
by Ruby Member on Jul. 31, 2013 at 12:41 PM

My grandma does this, but she has Alzheimer's.

sugareemommee
by Ruby Member on Jul. 31, 2013 at 12:41 PM
Is she trying to be silly?
dblhlx
by Gold Member on Jul. 31, 2013 at 12:45 PM
See, that's completely different. She has a legitimate reason. My mil just hates me and wants to get under my skin.

Quoting TurtleMomma82:

My grandma does this, but she has Alzheimer's.

qslaqhay
by on Jul. 31, 2013 at 12:45 PM
I will start by asking her why is she doing it... Maybe she didnt realize it..


ETA: i hate iPhones!
dblhlx
by Gold Member on Jul. 31, 2013 at 12:46 PM
no, she just hates me and knows that it bother's me. I try not to let it get to me, but sometimes I can't help it.

Quoting sugareemommee:

Is she trying to be silly?
quinnsmom715
by Ruby Member on Jul. 31, 2013 at 12:47 PM
3 moms liked this

what does your husband her son say?if my mom called my child'it'she would not be part of our lives..

qslaqhay
by on Jul. 31, 2013 at 12:48 PM
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Sorry but if dear MiL hates me, i will never let her be part of my child's life!
Luv.My.Kidz
by on Jul. 31, 2013 at 12:48 PM

no and I would be just as offended.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jul. 31, 2013 at 12:48 PM

My dads mom called me and my sister and all my female cousins he's.  It irritated me so bad.  I don't know why.  Thinking about it now I should have just let it go.  She only met 1 of kids and she was only a couple of weeks old.  She passed away when my youngest was about 6 weeks.  

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jul. 31, 2013 at 12:48 PM
Sounds like you ate letting her be successful.

Quoting dblhlx:

See, that's completely different. She has a legitimate reason. My mil just hates me and wants to get under my skin.



Quoting TurtleMomma82:

My grandma does this, but she has Alzheimer's.

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