S. - posted on 04/12/2011 ( 19 moms have responded )
My in laws seem to try n over ride me all the time especially with food, now I let my 3 year old have treats but with in reason. We go to there house for a family meal to which my fil will pile hight the plate full even I would struggle then out comes the pudding usually a huge dollop of ice cream after all that they get her more, the other week my husband said "no don't give her more" only to be ignored so I got a bit annoyed n shaped for her not to have more n for them not to ignore us as it's making our job 100% harder, I hate confortation they no this n I hate the fact they push me to it. Last time we was there in came grandad with a bowl of sausages then in came a bowl of veg, she's 3 she decided she didn't like veg so wasnt eating that, I told her to eat it n ended up in a battle which I won, in came a bowl of ice cream followed by another one. My daughter has gotten wise to this she's a intelligent kid n I can see the cogs ticking (well grandma will let me) if grandma is at my house the battle starts again bagging for junk cos she thinks grandma will give her it. They have no idea the problems they start as when we've been there we have battles round food all the next day too n I know it's cos of what they do. Like I said I don't mind treats but after she's eaten all her tea n in small portions ( i dont mean this offensive but there all fat and un happy) iv told my husband if they carry on they'll be no more treats Cos we will no longer visit. Mil also has to bring round big bags of sweets or 2-3 packets of them never just one, at one point I told her to stop as it looked like it was Halloween to which she ignored Just wondered what u all think? Am I over reacting?