Kimberly - posted on 04/17/2012 ( 101 moms have responded )
My mother chose to start an argument with my husband and I in front of my 5 year old daughter. We were driving in the car, so there was no escape. My daughter wanted me to sit by her instead of my mother because it was a harrowing morning. My mother was mad, so I talked to my daughter, letting her know we may have hurt Grandma's feelings. My mother lashes out with, "It's not about that. That child is sooo spoiled!" and points to my daughter.
I tried reasoning with her, explaining why. She wouldn't hear of it and went on a rant. I tried not to engage. She kept on. Finally my husband told her to let it go. She wouldn't. Then he said, "Everyone please shut up." Which didn't help. But then, she punched him and yelled at him to learn his place.
I told her never to hit anyone ever, and my daughter just cried. She is afraid of my Mother now and I don't even know what to say.