Question: Family disrespects how I raise my daughter?
The other day, my husband and I attended our nephew’s birthday party. We were getting ready to eat and my SIL asked if my daughter, who is 14 months old, is allowed to have pizza. I said no. The last time we gave her pizza, she choked on it and turned blue. My SIL’s daughter chimed up “No mom, she’s not allowed to have ANYHTING”, in a really snotty way. My SIL then proceeded to give my daughter pizza. My daughter, yet again, choked. Then my SIL started giving my daughter straight juice, and I told her it needs to be watered down half and half. She said “I’ve never done that with my kids, and they’re fine.”
I then had my older niece (2 kids), my SIL, their friends, and a few other people start harassing me saying “I never gave my child baby food, they went straight to table food”.
It was disgusting, because there was a really chunky 6 month old eating pizza there, and all these kids, my SIL’s, my older niece’s kids, and the other kids are all really chubby.
I don’t want my daughter to end up with weight problems and childhood obesity. I have introduced foods slowly. She is on table foods, but only when it is appropriate. If we have something she cannot have, she still gets baby food.
I felt very angry and embarassed for what my family did. They completely disregarded me and my daughter’s health. It really upsets and angers me, because it’s not the first time they’ve done it. When my daughter was 3 months old, my SIL gave her a freezie!! Last week, my SIL also gave my daughter KFC!!
I don’t want to come across as a stuck-up b**** of a mother, but I want to keep my daughter healthy and stay away from unhealthy and sugary foods.
How can I bring this up to them without coming across as a stuck-up b****? Am I overreacting?
Regarding the sleep issue, I think it’s great to have kids on a set schedule once they hit a certain age. My daughter is on a schedule and I told my mom to keep her on it, don’t let her sleep past 4pm or you’ll have her up until midnight. My mom didn’t believe me, and she learned the hard way. My daughte stays on her schedule now.
Answer by Don’t Make Me Angry!!
14 months and allowed to have pizza? huh? that really does not sound kosher at all
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