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View Poll Results: How do I deal with Nana?
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Ask politely for the 2nd time 12 85.71%
Have MY mom deal with her 2 14.29%
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Rub it in her face in front of her friends 0 0%
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Old 12-12-2006, 04:37 PM
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Am I the only one who doesn't think this is really what this is about? Personally, I am not trying to be rude, but it sounds like there is something else going on. I know you said that there was more, but this really does sound like a little thing. Does your MIL spend a lot of time with Granddaughter? If so , you could be jealous of their relationship.

It would absolutely drive me insane if I asked my MIL to not let my child call her Mommy and she let her do it anyway, but that is because my MIL drives me NUTS anyway. She irritates me to my last bone. But it is for other reasons. And if those other reasons are there, you are going to have a BIG problem living right next to her all the time.

My point is , I know it would NOT bother me for my daughter to call MY mom Mommy, but it would bother me about the MIL. WHY? because we don't get along for OTHER reasons.

I hope this doesn't sound rude, and i know I haven't heard the whole story, but it really does sound like you and her have more issues than just the Mommy thing.

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers, and really hope this works out and that I am wrong. ( I am a lot -- LOL)

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Old 12-12-2006, 09:13 PM
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I would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and warm wishes. It really helps me to know that I'm not the only one that has this particular issue to deal with. It may seem small but when it's put together with the OTHER small issues it becomes a really BIG DEAL!! I want to especially thank Rachel for her honesty, one because you were absolutely correct! Two, because what you said made me realize I was in a bit of denial. I am a bit jelous when Hailee calls her "Mamma" and there ARE many more things going on.
For those that want to know..... my daughter and I will be moving to a different residence in Jan. I plan on staying in the same area because Hailee is doing well at her school and I love my new job and I still want Hailee to have a close relationship with her Nana.
Now that I know where to go for some REAL advise, I will be back to ask a few more of those "life" questions, because I have a feeling there is going to be a lot more coming my way.
My heartfelt Thanks to all,
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Old 12-13-2006, 12:36 PM
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Chelle, you sound very wise to consider your options, ask advice, and then make your decision. I am glad you will stay close enough to allow your DD to have a relationship with her grandmother. I wish you well and please don't be a stranger. If you get a chance, please pop in to the Introduce yourself thread and say hello to the other wonderful people here at Family Corner.

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Old 12-23-2006, 01:39 AM
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Hmmm Chelle, I think what matters is that you don't like it. Meemaw sounds like a good choice. I once heard someone say, Call me anything just don't call me late for dinner. But when inlaws are involved, you only can decide what is worth working with/changing/fighting or not.
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Old 12-23-2006, 02:27 AM
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glad the input helped you make a DeBora says..come on over to the Introduce yourself here thread and be welcomed by a bunch of really caring, sharing people who are here to listen, help if we can, or just be there if that is the case...wish you and your little girl a happy life....
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Old 01-09-2007, 06:10 PM
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Chelle, That is great things are working out. I know what it is like to have issues with MILs. NOt that all arebad, they sometimes just try to "HELP" too much...haha. Mine lives 1,200 miles away...:-) and she can still irritate me! But that is my problem! It doesn't seem to bother her a bit! Take care, and hope to see you around here some more...Rachel
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Wow, my mom who is my son grandma oh she's much more worse with interferring she actually tries to be the Mother and tells me to Be quiet!

She gets so moody when I don't go her way .

I'm like Mom this is My Son and i'm the mother not you!
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