im a young mum of 20 my son is now 22months old. I have this ongoing problem with my inlaws. I'm just wondering if anybody else goes through it. I don't know if its just because we are young, but my bf parents seem to think they have to tell us what to do with our son all the time. Whenever we visit them its always, awww don't do that to him, why are you doing that it should be this way. i've just about had enough of it. My father in law is so bad. We had decided we wanted to take our son to the ekka to see all of the animals etc, and he rung us saying i don't think you should be taking him i heard on the news that there is the worse case of flue ever blah blah blah, and then when i told him we were going, his like oh so your going now are you?
We went bowling there a few weeks back, and we got a text message when we got home saying, make sure you wash seths hands before you put him to bed, like wtf!!!!!
Also we cant go for a weekend away with out telling them we are going, and when we do we have to ring them before we leave and when we get there, i know that they wanna make sure we are ok, but come on we aren't 15, and we want a life of our own, we have our own house etc, i thought that would make it better but it never ends.
My bf has an older brother with 2 kids, his 30 something and im pretty sure they don't tell him what to do, so why us? I find it really intimidating, and have told my partner that but he seems to think it isnt a big deal, and doesnt usually say anything.
Is there any other young mums out there that have the same problem? Or maybe older mums? Its just im getting the vibe that they are doing this because we are younger.
Also what is a good way to handle it and tell them that if we want advice we will ask for it. My partner doesnt seemt o have the guts but he feels the same way, i want to say something .without causing too much trouble