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Am I the only one here who thinks she's working class? Sure I'm educated and have a professional job but there is no way I am middle class. Maybe upper working class at a push.
Originally Posted by curlylaura
I think clearly I am **** poor.


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I didn't think SO's mom was so....what's the word???...off...crazy...mental until LO was born. She corrected me when I told my baby to say hi grandma and instead wants my child to call her mom...ummm no I am her mother, not you. I carried this baby for 40weeks 5days, gained 60lbs (yes 60lbs despite exercise and healthy eating), I have the stretch marks and kangaroo pouch to show for it.. 1st she wishes to nurse my baby and now she's wants to be called mom.... I think she's plotting my demise and wants to take my kid. But seriously, I don't think normal or average grandma's do the above, correct me if I'm wrong.


I've been trying to get along with her but dammit she makes it hard. She got offended when I went to an empty room to nurse and thought I was trying to take LO away from her....-__- I'm not comfortable with nursing in front of SO's dad or your friends who are over when we come to visit. And nursing with a blanket to cover up makes baby fussy, the whole feeding process just takes longer and isn't enjoyable. I am not trying to hurt you by feeding LO in a different room. It is not about you, I am just trying to feed my baby. And reasons like this are why I dread visiting SO's parents. *sigh there were no warning signs of her wacky behavior. I didn't see this coming.

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Originally Posted by ThickHairedQT
No! That is not acceptable! The baby will not be calling anyone other than you mom. And you will go to another room to nurse the baby if you darn well feel like it! This kind of behavior makes me angry on your behalf.
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I didn't think SO's mom was so....what's the word???...off...crazy...mental until LO was born. She corrected me when I told my baby to say hi grandma and instead wants my child to call her mom...ummm no I am her mother, not you. I carried this baby for 40weeks 5days, gained 60lbs (yes 60lbs despite exercise and healthy eating), I have the stretch marks and kangaroo pouch to show for it.. 1st she wishes to nurse my baby and now she's wants to be called mom.... I think she's plotting my demise and wants to take my kid. But seriously, I don't think normal or average grandma's do the above, correct me if I'm wrong.


I've been trying to get along with her but dammit she makes it hard. She got offended when I went to an empty room to nurse and thought I was trying to take LO away from her....-__- I'm not comfortable with nursing in front of SO's dad or your friends who are over when we come to visit. And nursing with a blanket to cover up makes baby fussy, the whole feeding process just takes longer and isn't enjoyable. I am not trying to hurt you by feeding LO in a different room. It is not about you, I am just trying to feed my baby. And reasons like this are why I dread visiting SO's parents. *sigh there were no warning signs of her wacky behavior. I didn't see this coming.

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Originally Posted by ThickHairedQT
No! That is not acceptable! The baby will not be calling anyone other than you mom. And you will go to another room to nurse the baby if you darn well feel like it! This kind of behavior makes me angry on your behalf.
Originally Posted by sarah42
OMG!!! Go into another room and LOCK the door if necessary. I nursed where ever I wanted in public but there were times I wanted total privacy. I would have gone ape s##t crazy if my MIL acted like this. Get your SO to tell her she is the grandmother. I want to smack her. Grrrrrr.

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Power of suggestion!! I had a grilled cheese sandwich for lunch. Perfectly melted cheese. Delish!!

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This is going to sound so insensitive, but it's not meant to...

I feel like I attend a disproportionate amount of funerals/viewings compared to everyone else.

I realize that kind of comes with having a big family, but... I don't know. It's still weird.

You'd think by now that I'd be less awkward when it comes to them, but alas, they still make me really uncomfortable. Viewings, at least. I can handle the actual funeral.

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But it will not steal your substance
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KurlyKae- Yes she made a comment once when I was feeding LO that if she could still produce milk she wouldn't mind feeding my baby. At first I was thinking some things she did and would say was just cultural differences but no it can't be, it's just way too wacky and out there. I also found out that she wanted more children. She has 2 and miscarried a 3rd child long ago and was told that she couldn't have anymore kids. That fact only increases my fear that she wants to raise my baby.

I don't want her to babysit, the very thought makes me nervous. I am so tired of "offending" or "hurting" her by just taking care of my daughter's needs. It just doesn't make sense. I'm glad they live 3hrs away but I still feel that I see them a lot.

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KurlyKae- Yes she made a comment once when I was feeding LO that if she could still produce milk she wouldn't mind feeding my baby. At first I was thinking some things she did and would say was just cultural differences but no it can't be, it's just way too wacky and out there. I also found out that she wanted more children. She has 2 and miscarried a 3rd child long ago and was told that she couldn't have anymore kids. That fact only increases my fear that she wants to raise my baby.

I don't want her to babysit, the very thought makes me nervous. I am so tired of "offending" or "hurting" her by just taking care of my daughter's needs. It just doesn't make sense. I'm glad they live 3hrs away but I still feel that I see them a lot.
Originally Posted by ThickHairedQT
That is really, really bizarre. I agree with those that said not to trust her around your child.

What this kind of made me think of- my cousin's son's grandparents are all really young, none older than 70, and his great-grandparents (my grandparents) are alive on one side, so he calls his great grandparents grandpa and grandma in Russian all of his actual grandparents by their first names.

He's also been freaking out a little over his little brother who's coming in about a month.
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Am I the only one here who thinks she's working class? Sure I'm educated and have a professional job but there is no way I am middle class. Maybe upper working class at a push.
Originally Posted by curlylaura
I'm working class. No shame in my game. .

At least I'm debt free.
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I honestly find it surprising that Starbucks doesn't allow its employees to have facial piercings.

Obviously, facial piercings are still a no-no in a lot of places... But it still seems kind of dumb.
Originally Posted by SCG
In a lot of food serving/producing establishments - it's actually considered a health hazard. Your nose ring falls out into the drinks and, well...... it's a physical hazard (since you can choke on it), and a microbial hazard (since it was in contact with the wearer).

When I worked for Starbucks that is what they told me (well not as fancy, just that it could fall in the beverages).

Now I work for a big beef producer here in Canada and it's the same reason. And for that reason, it makes sense. If you can't take it out, you can't be in the plant.
Am I the only one here who thinks she's working class? Sure I'm educated and have a professional job but there is no way I am middle class. Maybe upper working class at a push.
Originally Posted by curlylaura
I'm working class, because aside from what I earn there's my lowly manual labor-heavy occupation. I'd do something else, but then who would feed all those super-educated middle class types?

Last edited by Saria; 09-17-2012 at 04:55 PM.
Am I the only one here who thinks she's working class? Sure I'm educated and have a professional job but there is no way I am middle class. Maybe upper working class at a push.
Originally Posted by curlylaura
I'm working class. No shame in my game. .

At least I'm debt free.
Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
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How is it possible my kitchen can contain so much stuff? And why do I feel like I never have what i need when it has so much crap, oops, I meant stuff??!
And how on earth do I organize it? I don't have space for stations.

And WHY AM I DOING THIS ALL BY MYSELF? Oh wait, the 2 year old is ever so helpful.
KurlyKae- Yes she made a comment once when I was feeding LO that if she could still produce milk she wouldn't mind feeding my baby. At first I was thinking some things she did and would say was just cultural differences but no it can't be, it's just way too wacky and out there. I also found out that she wanted more children. She has 2 and miscarried a 3rd child long ago and was told that she couldn't have anymore kids. That fact only increases my fear that she wants to raise my baby.

I don't want her to babysit, the very thought makes me nervous. I am so tired of "offending" or "hurting" her by just taking care of my daughter's needs. It just doesn't make sense. I'm glad they live 3hrs away but I still feel that I see them a lot.
Originally Posted by ThickHairedQT
Follow your instincts. And continue to set your boundaries with this woman. ( If anyone should be hurt or offended it is you.)
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Am I the only one here who thinks she's working class? Sure I'm educated and have a professional job but there is no way I am middle class. Maybe upper working class at a push.
Originally Posted by curlylaura
I'm working class. No shame in my game. .

At least I'm debt free.
Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
Ditto!

I just can't help but wonder what it feels like to be 'middle class.' My working class parents are 60 (mom) and 70 (dad), and they are still working. Probably will be until they die. As were their parents. I'd like to break that cycle.
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I honestly find it surprising that Starbucks doesn't allow its employees to have facial piercings.

Obviously, facial piercings are still a no-no in a lot of places... But it still seems kind of dumb.
Originally Posted by SCG
In a lot of food serving/producing establishments - it's actually considered a health hazard. Your nose ring falls out into the drinks and, well...... it's a physical hazard (since you can choke on it), and a microbial hazard (since it was in contact with the wearer).

When I worked for Starbucks that is what they told me (well not as fancy, just that it could fall in the beverages).

Now I work for a big beef producer here in Canada and it's the same reason. And for that reason, it makes sense. If you can't take it out, you can't be in the plant.
Originally Posted by MojoDojo
Ahh, ok, I see. That makes sense, I guess.

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And it will steal your innocence
But it will not steal your substance
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Dear mother of Honey Boo Boo,

You're supposed to be speaking English. Or that is your intention, is it not? Then it is a crying shame that subtitles are needed to understand you! Your whole family is a train wreck, which is of course exactly why you have a TV show. Sigh...
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Am I the only one here who thinks she's working class? Sure I'm educated and have a professional job but there is no way I am middle class. Maybe upper working class at a push.
Originally Posted by curlylaura
I'm working class. No shame in my game. .

At least I'm debt free.
Originally Posted by redcelticcurls



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I think my left leg is longer than my right. Or maybe my back is just crooked, but my left leg is always being weird, sometimes it like gives out when I'm walking, not like scarlet takes a tumble gives out, just like a slight give. Then when I run my left hip will sometimes ache, after I run, like my cool down.


AND MY STOMACH IS STILL having hunger pains. I took tums, don't know why. Maybe the pain will go away.

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