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Am I wrong on this?

Hi all,

I am wondering about something. My son has a friend -since junior high school - who lives a few seconds from our house. Now, my son lives an hour away from here. They now have two kids ( 2 yrs and 1 month). They visit that family often without stopping by at our house or even asking if it's ok to stop by . on facebook I have seen numerous pictures of our granddaughter, son and DIL all dressed up. When they come to our house no pictures are put on facebook and DIL wears jeans with holes etc. Two weeks ago they visited again the friends house and posted a picture of the mother of the friend with the caption: getting some love from Momma --------. At that GD shower people thought of that women being my GD's grandmother and asked me who I was? Don't get me wrong. from day one I have always offered help on anything. Any comments? I think I am going insane. We have been very supportive and understanding in everything DS and DIL wanted to do and did. We love our grandchildren. DIL parents are praised at all times to high heaven by her on Facebook of course. Even my younger son feels left out. HELP

gammy915

what to do now? Voodoo Dolls????

DIL collects Hello Kitty things for GD and so we concentrated on that for Christmas gifts for our sweet GD.. We found a darling locally handmade chrocheted "Gingerbread" hat with braids for a girl and we gave that to GD's Mom. Guess what? DIL gave the hat to her sister and asked her to put it on for a second just to see how it looks on GD and her sister refused saying that GD was too hot for trying this on. What? Was she rude or what? I need your answers on this.

Also, the same sister ( GD's aunt ) gave our GD for her 1st birthday this : A creepy looking Voodoo Doll with an NRA Cap. GD is 1 year old. And for Christmas she gave her a fully automated $ 200 car which is approved for 3 to 5 year olds. Are we too critical? Or what?

DH says that when I go and visit our GD and see that awful doll that I should ask DIL that she cover it up because it makes me feel very uncomfortable. How do I handle this?

Thanks for your input and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!




gammy915

Christmas Ornaments

Hello, I hope everyone had a very peaceful and happy Thanksgiving!

here is a question I have:

Every year for Christmas we would like to give our sweet GD a very special ornament to hang on her tree . Do we talk to the parents first about this or do we just give an ornament - this year would be the first one for GD- and then tell them that from then on we will be giving her an ornament to put on the tree. We were thinking of a Santa ornament or an angel or a snowman or a snowflake or a star etc. In any case we want it to be very special so that she remembers us as her GP from whom she gets this special ornament. Are we too uptight about this or what do you all think?

Thanks.

Gammy915

gammy915

what to wear at baby's baptism

Hi all,

our granddaughter will be baptized in three weeks and I am wondering what my husband's and my role as paternal grandparents are before, during the baptism and at the reception at a local restaurant? What should we wear - should ask DIL/DS and if they need any help money-wise etc? Also what should be the gift that we as paternal grandparents give?

Maybe I should tell you that we did not baptize DS - DH and I are atheists. DIL is catholic - so is all of her family. Would any religious gift ( cross for the baby's crib etc ) hypocritical for us to give?

Thank you for your input on this subject.

Gammy915

gammy915

Guide Parents/Godparents

Hi all,

I have a question. What does the term Guide Parents mean? And what is the role of Godparents? My DIL is catholic and DS is atheist and not baptized. Her parents are catholic and they want the baby baptized. And we totally respect that. The priest told them that they need to find two sets of Guide Parents. I have never heard of anything like that, except for godparents. Is there money involved and also can we go to the baptism - my husband and I - even though we are atheists also? Or would that be hypocritical? When we go we would like to do this because we love our little granddaughter so much and will do it for her.

Any input and help is greatly appreciated.

Gammy

gammy915

first grandchild

Hi all,

we became grandparents last Monday. Husband and I went to see the new mom and baby. Then DIL's parents and sister showed up. Great. We had a good time. Then my son, my husband and my younger son left to clean up the house a bit etc. That's when all hell broke loose in the hospital. DIL mother and sister completely took over. The mother fretted about the baby not getting enough to eat - my DIL is nursing -. Every fifteen minutes she insisted the baby needs to be changed and then again the baby needs food. Meanwhile I sat in an chair in a corner of the room. The sister refused to hold the baby but was eager to give advise about massaging the baby's feet etc. Then the sister and DIL's mother started to dress up the baby. I could not believe my eyes. After all the baby was only 14 hrs at that point. It went on and on like this for almost an hour. I kept my mouth shut - I am the mother-in-law . But aren't I nevertheless also the grandmother? During this whole episode one could get the feeling my DIL's mother had the baby. I could go on and on. I am so sad about this and don't know how to handle this. HELP.

thanx

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