Marie - posted on 12/04/2013 ( 5 moms have responded )
So I seem to be having a problem. I heard my mil tell my daughter that she and mama were going bye bye, referring to herself. I thought it was kind of weird. So I brushed it off. Each time I heard her say it, she would correct herself and laugh. And each time it would get more and more on my nerves. Now yesterday was the fifth time and I'm wondering what it is that she does say when I'm not around. She tells me her "funny" stories about when people ask her if my lo is her lo. The way that she says it gets to me, like it's exciting. Before I heard her refer to herself as mama I thought that maybe it was because she was happy she looked younger, so I dropped it. But there are other things too, like spanking. I have had a rough childhood so I don't spank and I prefer that others don't either. There's no way to stop her father, but my mil shouldn't do it period. Especially since I know she resorts to that when she is fed up and angry. I don't want a single person angrily laying their hand on my daughter. Same goes to smacking her on the hand. It's not okay with me and I have a hard time trusting people as it is. She wonders why my daughter never wants loves from her and I guess she never sees the look on my kid's face after she disciplines her. It's really heartbreaking. My DH says that I'm crazy and she doesn't mean anything by it when she refers to herself as mama, but how am I supposed to believe that? I have heard it 5 times and I can't trust that she doesn't do it behind our backs. So what do I do? I notice it's only when they are about to leave, I don't know if that helps or not.