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Old Jun 22nd 2012, 11:43 am
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interfering grandparents?
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Old Jun 22nd 2012, 11:58 am
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interfering grandparents?
As a grandparent myself I'd never interfere, not my place, although my wife and I may moan to each other in private. However what form is the interference taking? If it's just talk then you can nod your head and then just keep doing things your way (after all they're your kids).
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Arabic style : "yes that's a great idea, I'll do that." ... Then don't do it.
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Say "Look (insert name here), you messed up bringing me/dh up, we don't want to make the same mistakes with mitten as you did with us".

That'll larn 'em!
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Soak the Werthers Orginals in Methadone.....
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interfering grandparents?
Get onto the Italian thread about grandparents and you'll know what interfering really means. One poor mother came home to find that the grandma had decided to give the granddaughter a fringe and had lopped half her hair off

I'm lucky with mine but there are still plenty of old biddies on the streets that tell you what to do. I just say "si si si" and then carry on doing things my own way. I do realise that it would be harder if I had a person on my back each and everyday though.
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interfering grandparents?
Just think how lucky you are to have grandparents who are able and willing to help out in emergencies. I have never had the pleasure of having grandparents myself.
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interfering grandparents?
Out of curiosity: your parents or your hubby's?
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Just think how lucky you are to have grandparents who are able and willing to help out in emergencies. I have never had the pleasure of having grandparents myself.
That is sad and it is missing out from a kid's point of view.
From a grown up's, there's a big difference between helping out and being a right, royal, interfering, pain in the neck.
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Originally Posted by Lorna at Vicenza View Post
That is sad and it is missing out from a kid's point of view.
From a grown up's, there's a big difference between helping out and being a right, royal, interfering, pain in the neck.
I have the opposite problem - my two (both adults now) don't like my mother and rarely see her. She also lives 100 miles away, which doesn't help.
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Just think how lucky you are to have grandparents who are able and willing to help out in emergencies. I have never had the pleasure of having grandparents myself.
and that is the only reason that it has lasted so long, just had enough now
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Out of curiosity: your parents or your hubby's?
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They're in Dubai?
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They're in Dubai?
half of them is
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half of them is
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