Loryn - posted on 10/28/2010 ( 27 moms have responded )
My son is 13 months old and my in-laws have been keeping him over night usually one night a week since he was two months old. They would keep him EVERY night if I would allow it. My son LOVES his grandparents, but I'm concerned that they are trying to take over my child. Lately, he has started crying for his grandmother and wants nothing to do with me. He wakes up in the middle of the night screaming for her! It is an awful feeling to know that your child would rather be soothed by someone else other than his mother! They baby him REALLY bad and give him ANYTHING he wants. (Ex. ice cream, cookie dough, coke, coffee, hot chocolate in his sippy cup!!!) I've asked them not to do these things and they don't seem to listen to what I say. I've tried telling them he cannot come over and they are very rude with me saying "I am jealous of the relationship they have with him" and "I make up every excuse to keep them away" (keep in mind he's never been away for over a week!) When I leave their house with him they tell him bye over and over til he starts crying for them and doesnt want to leave. I seriously believe that they do this on purpose. they will even call after we get 10 min down the road b/c they "forgot to tell me someting", but i know they're just trying to see if he is still crying for them! I am so frustrated and i do not know what to do! I've talked to my husband a/b it and all he says is "just ignore them, they just want to get under your skin". Well it's working and driving me CRAZY! Please suggestions anyone?