Pregnancy & Birth Clubs <
29/11/2013 at 15:49
My MIL is lovely however she likes to get involved. She has reffered to my baby as 'her baby' or 'our baby' quite a few times. Also assumd she will be at the birth, asked to come to the scan etc...
So we found out we are having a little girl, when she found out she was really excited as has all boys and all newphews so no little girls in the family. She said she had waited 24 years for a girl (H her eldest is 24). Last night she tells me she is arranging a Nanny shower for her and her friends. Is this a bit weird? I dont talk to my mum so she has been like my mum for almost 10 years, I thought she may think it a nice idea to arrange me a baby shower, not one for herself. She said i am invited to the nanny shower but I said I would rather not as I dont really know her friends well and think it would be weird.
Opinions? Sorry if it's rambly. I am not even fussed about having a baby shower, I just think that if someone is to have one it should be the babys mum, not the nan.
29/11/2013 at 15:52
I think that's a bit weird! Being excited is one thing but the 'nanny shower' is a step too far IMO.
29/11/2013 at 15:58
Like BumpEnvy has said its one thing to be excited but a nanny shower?? I have never heard of anyone throwing a nanny shower!! it's very weird IMO!
29/11/2013 at 16:01
Glad i'm not the only one! I knew she'd be ridiculously excited and I expected that but this is too much isn't it. I am seeing her tonight for a bit, should I say something or leave her to it?
29/11/2013 at 16:04
29/11/2013 at 16:11
29/11/2013 at 16:18
29/11/2013 at 16:26
Yes, very weird. I think I could overlook the nanny shower and just let her get on with it whilst at the same time pretend it isn't happening.
I couldn't overlook the being at the birth or attending scans!
29/11/2013 at 16:28
Hilarious. Let her have her fun and make sure you sign up her enthusiasm to lots of baby sitting and nappy changes!
29/11/2013 at 16:32
29/11/2013 at 16:33
Haha, she has already told us that she is the only babysitter and that we have to ask her permission for others to babysit!
29/11/2013 at 16:34
The scan is ok as I told her no and we have had them all now. Saying she will be at the birth I just ignored but I will either say something beforehand or just not tell her when i am in labour lol.
29/11/2013 at 16:35
Yep, sounds odd to me!
29/11/2013 at 16:38
You have to ask her permission to ask someone else to babysit... I am sorry but she sounds like she's taking over a bit and I would have to say something.. I'd let her get on with her nanny shower but the rest I could not ignore!
29/11/2013 at 16:41
Apparently so! We just laughed when she said that as it is just ridiculous.
Thanks guys, atleast I know I am not just being funny about nothing.
29/11/2013 at 16:48
Hmmm Even my H is like wtf lol!... I would get H to say something if he will so it cant sound like your just being difficult or she turns it around on to you :)
29/11/2013 at 17:02
It's super duper wierd however as long as you feel able to set the boundaries about her involvement then let her crack on! It's actually quite sweet how excited she is and you are lucky to have such a loving (if slightly bonkers!) family round you!
29/11/2013 at 17:03
29/11/2013 at 17:07
Continues below ad
Nice to see you! Please do nose around, sign up and join in.