Tabby - posted on 12/09/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )
Hi, so my mother-in-law is coming up for Christmas. My daughter has only met her once for like 2 hours when she was 2 months old, she's 10 months now. Well Madison hates strangers, she doesn't like them touching her or talking to her. She's fine with people passing her in the store but god forbid they try and talk to her. When we're at home and someone comes over she grabs my pant legs and buries her face in my legs and cries when I try to peel her off me. If someone tries to hard to play with her or hold her she becomes super clingy and won't let me put her down. My MIL expects for Madison to remember her and run up and let her hold her. I can tell you now that won't happen... my MIL is also one of those people who will cry if things don't go her way (yup, I said cries). I've tried to explain to my MIL how Madison is and that it will take several days before she will let her hold her. The response I got was "Oh I'm sure it'll only take a few minutes". How can I explain to my MIL how Madison is without having to deal with her crying? Also how can I keep her from trying to hold Madison and play with her until Madison has gotten used to her?