Hi mommies! I am to say the least, "irked" from our recent visit from my mom. In general she is extremely supportive, loving and helpful when it comes to her grand daughter, Izzy. However, there are times when she is completely clueless when it comes to what Izzy needs most. Today's visit is a perfect example. Izzy is coming down with yet another cold. It seems like once she gets over one she picks up another from an outing. She is congested with a cough and sneezing.
Last night as you can probably predict was not pleasant for either of us. She could not breathe which woke her up and couldn't nurse for comfort because she wasn't able to breath. It was a vicious circle. What she desperately need today was sleep and lots of it. Once my mom found out that we were going to stay in she wanted to come by for a visit. I left her a message before she got here that I was nursing her down for a nap. She still came. When she got here we were in Izzy's room WITH THE DOOR CLOSED and she was falling asleep. My mom still comes in and starts talking to Izzy. Really?!?! I tell her I'm trying to put her to sleep and she stands there for another minute before leaving the room to make noise in the next room. The baby's awake, hearing noises and starts crying. Okay, playtime with grandma. When she finally falls asleep an hour later my mom AGAIN comes in the room to say she's leaving. I don't need you to come in to tell me that especially when you know I'm trying to put the baby to sleep. Thanks! Izzy only had a thirty minute nap today. Crank does not even begin to cover it.
Sometimes, sometimes grandparents can be so selfish when they want to see their grand kids. Just saying, maybe it should be more about the grand kids and not the grandparents. Have you had to deal with something similar? Join in on the conversation.