The MiL & the Prunes

Yesterday Grace came home with note written in her book. We keep a book to record all her food & diaper changes. The note made me furious - "No prunes for a few days".

Thank you Dr. MiL.

I am tempted to feed her prunes EVERY day for the next YEAR.

Perhaps I should explain this a little further. I do value her advice and her input. She spends a considerable amount of time with Grace, so she is bound to see things that we may not. But, the note written in the book was not phrased as a suggestion or a comment. It was a command.


Grammy Blick said...

I'm sorry, but I'm laughing a bit. I've been the mom of a just-now-eating-solids child; I've been the DiL of an MiL who know so much better than I (hmmm -- And a mom who did, too.) Having read Poop, then Prumes, I just had to laugh a bit. Life has changed so little in almost fifty years.

Meaghan said...

Thats why I hate notes! You can't "hear" tone and so its hard to really get a feel for what was meant behind the words. No notes for me :)

Stopping by from SITS wanted to let u know about a Giveaway we are hosting to help raise funds Spirit Jump (a gift giving charity sending cards/gifts to people battling cancer)

Really beautiful jewelery up for grabs


The Redhead Riter said...

I know you don't sound amused, but it is rather funny. I guess we know what happened with Grace yesterday...LOL.

When someone comes across as "harsh" or "commanding" to me, I always step back and think..."Maybe something really bad happened to them today and they don't realize what or how they are speaking/writing to me." I give everyone the benefit of the doubt. It never hurts me and in the end, I think it has helped me to become a patient, kinder person. That is definitely a win/win!

Visiting from SITS.

Jesslikesstuff said...

Oooooh I understand your fury!!!!! We brought our MIL with us on a weekend vacation so she could babysit while we went white water rafting and I lost count of the number of times that she implied that she is a) a better parent and that b) clearly HER son turned out better than me and therefore I should take parenting advice from her. UUUUGGGHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So, yes, I feel your pain.

Popping in from SITS, btw. I get the feeling our kids are close in age. I'm going to read further in your blog :).

The Blonde Duck said...

I'd give HER prune juice. :)

Thanks for coming by on my SITS day and making me a happy duckie! I hope you return to the Pond!

Michaela said...

Stopping by from SITS and wanted to say hi! I had to chuckle reading this... MIL's are pretty much all the same aren't they? haha - I've found that peeled grapes and artichoke hearts work just as well as prunes *wink* ;)
(my baby is 11 months old though, so it may still be a little early for you now, but later... mwah hahahah)

Tooj said...

You don't want her little bowels cleaned out TOO well...that can be just as hazardous as "stopping up"...LOL But I "get you" about notes. We get them everyday from the daycare center. While I love reading what he does, I dislike not interpreting the tone of voice.