Melissa - posted on 04/25/2010 ( 20 moms have responded )
My son is a HAPPY 11month old. He's super mellow, easily entertained, and ALWAYS smiling at everyone. He is also meeting his milestones in a timely manner. My concerns is that he has a 2nd cousin who was born 2 weeks after him, and his parents (my BF's aunt and uncle) are CONSTANTLY comparing the two boys and making a competition out of it! It really hurts my feelings and makes me second guess my parenting -- I even question my son's developement because of it sometimes. Their son started walking at 8 months, and my son is just starting to take his first steps. Their recent rude/comparing remarks is, "I bet our son will be potty trained before your son even walks!" They said this because they claim that their daughter (who is currently 16 years) was potty trained at 13 months.
Why are people so cruel when it comes to children? Especially children who are part of their own family? I predicted things like this would happen while I was pregnant because I know how my BF's relatives are (cocky, etc.).
Anybody have any advice as to how to cope with a situation like this?
These people honestly yearn for people's attention and envy. When my BF and I threw a party to announce our pregnancy, they even had the nerve of trying to steal our 'thunder' and announced theirs.
Maybe this is all in my head.. I don't know. I'd love anyone's advice :)