Bridget - posted on 04/10/2012 ( 12 moms have responded )
I am looking for some online friends who I relate to & vent with. My poor husband is sick of hearing me complain about his family. I guess I can’t really blame him on that. I’d get tired of it if I wear in his shoes. And since it is so culture specific I need someone in the same type of situation. Sorry lovely Filipina mommy need-not apply. You will not understand to the same degree as an American mommy as being repeated told by my mother-in-law that I am a bad mom. Simply because I don’t do it the “Filipino way”.
I do wonder. Has she ever thought if I told her all the things she did were wrong, not because my ped disagreed w/ her opinion, or times have changed, but simply because she did it “the Filipino way” it was therefore wrong. How she would feel. If I could go back in time to when she was a young mother, bring her here to America and tell her every aspect of her mothering was wrong because it wasn’t “American”, how she would feel.
I very much need a friend before I explode.