I posted a few weeks ago in a different spot about how disrespectful and rude my 3 year old has gotten. While realizing it is mostly because he is home with my mother a lot, things slide. His behavior has changed greatly since she started watching him.
My problem is now he is rude to me and it doesn't phase her. Should I say something to her about it? Here's an example of that happening last night. I took my 3 year old ds out to the mall. We went through a shoe store where my son proceeded to kick at the displays. After reprimanding him twice, I finally said we were leaving. He turned, looked at and said, "Shut up." Utterly shocked, I put him in time out right there. When we got home, I let my mother know what happened and why he was going straight to bed.
My mother gave him a hug and began to talk to him about why it was not nice to kick other people's things and that we shouldn't be so rude in the store. On and on. Not once did she mention or say that he should not be so rude to me or talk to me that way. Is it ok to let that slide or should I tell her that he can't do that?